|Other Names||Azul D Aran Granite|
|Finishes||Polished, Honed, Sawn, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled, Acid Wash, Antique|
|Country of Origin||Spain|
|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 a material that is tantamount to endurance and durability. Azul Aran is no exception. Azul Aran stone panels demonstrate the same remarkable strength that granite is known for.
As with other granites, Azul Aran stone panels are excellent for stone cladding, curtain walls, furniture, elevator panels, and other commercial uses. One of the hardest of building stones, Azul Aran Granite has proven its toughness since ancient times when granite was first used. However, what distinguishes Azul Aran Granite from other high strength stones is its magnificent blue color. Its brilliant hue and fine texture is the reason this particular material is highly prized.
Azul Aran Granite's quality is captured and improved on by Stoneply. StonePly Azul Aran Granite panels are not easily damaged. The stone is quite resistant to scratching and staining. More so, StonePly stone panels have been tested and have been found to have over 400 psf wind load capacity. Hence, hurricanes, storms, and other natural disasters can be survived.
However, this kind of durability, speed of construction and strength does not entail a sacrifice on the senses. StonePly Azul Aran makes an impression because of the pleasure it can give to the eyes. To say that it is striking would be an understatement. To call it beautiful would be quite simply, to tell the truth.
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.