|Other Names||Asa Branco Granite, Branco Ceara granite, Bianco Tapaio Granite, Venus White granite|
|Finishes||Polished, Honed, Sawn, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled, Acid Wash, Antique|
|Country of Origin||Brazil|
|Fire Performance||0 flame spread (per ASTM E 84)|
|Freeze Thaw Resistance||Good|
|Panel Sizes||Up to 4'×8' (1220mm×2440mm)|
|Structural Performance (on Honeycomb)||Excellent|
Granite is one of the hardest materials on earth. Tested by history and put through the rigors of time, granite has emerged victorious.
StonePly's Asa Branca granite stone panels give every structure a sturdiness that is unparalleled by other materials. This makes StonePly perfect for building cladding, curtain walls, and other commercial uses. Polished granite weathers at a rate of .125" per thousand years, ensuring that the beauty of the structure lasts for generations. This strength and durability makes StonePly granite cladding more than a match for storms or hurricanes.
Thanks to the aluminum honeycomb reinforcing, the stone panels are also marked with uniform strength and are not prone to any structural weak points, found in solid stone slabs. Since the panels are large, joints can be minimized.
Although the durability of granite StonePly is already more than enough of a reason to use it as a cladding, it offers other benefits as well. Its appearance is something to be admired and makes StonePly Asa Branca Granite a prized building material. Like a blank canvas, Asa Branca granite's neutral white color can translate any design plan into reality. It is available in a variety of finishes such as honed, polished, sandblasted, and even flamed ? each one with a different but equally beautiful look.
The true test of excellence is not just how lovely the structure is. Beauty fades. When the annals of history are examined, it is revealed that the ones which are truly considered great are the ones which managed to endure. That is precisely what distinguishes StonePly Asa Branca Granite. It is meant to last.
Other than diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, granite is the hardest natural stone. Granite is the preferred stone for exterior cladding as it is known for its strength and resistance to the elements. Unlike marble, granite is a very low maintenance choice for your building exterior; it is extremely resistant to heat, scratching, and stains.
Quarried all over the world, granite comes in a wide variety of colors. Typically you find granite finished with a high polish to show off the beautiful array of colors and natural grain. Granite's appearance is phenomenal for exterior applications or interior accents but can sometimes look too "busy" in confined spaces. To meet the need of current trends, granite can be honed, sandblasted, or have other textures applied to soften its natural tones and provide a very aesthetically pleasing panel.
Granite is not only found in commercial cladding applications but is a favorite for counter tops and flooring as well. The stone is extremely durable and easily maintained and cleaned. Being harder than marble and limestone, granite surpasses other stones in its ability to resist staining and acidic materials.
If your requirements call for a stone that has permanence, enduring texture and color, along with complete freedom from deterioration and maintenance, then granite is an ideal candidate for your project.