|Other Names||Ocre Itabira Granite, Caledonia New granite, Brown Itabira 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|
New Caledonia granite was formed by the slow cooling and crystallizing of molten stone under pressure. Billions of years in the making, few materials have lasted as long or will last as long as granite. Outdoors, most polished granites have an erosion factor of 0.125" per 1,000 years.
The StonePly process combines the incredible beauty and durability of natural New Caledonia granite with the lightweight and ease of use of aluminum honeycomb. New Caledonia granite is quarried in Brazil. The green color and handsome good looks of New Caledonia makes it an excellent choice for anywhere a beautiful, long lasting and natural building material is needed.
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.