Spectrolite Granite

Other NamesSpektrolit Granite, Artic Blu granite, Arctic Blue Granite, Ukrainian Anorthosite granite
Finishes Polished, Honed, Sawn, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled, Acid Wash, Antique
Country of OriginFinland
Abrasion ResistanceExcellent
Chemical ResistanceGood
Fire Performance0 flame spread (per ASTM E 84)
Freeze Thaw ResistanceGood
Panel SizesUp to 4'×8' (1220mm×2440mm)
Staining ResistanceGood
Structural Performance (on Honeycomb)Excellent

Spectrolite Granite Panels by StonePly

Granite - the very name suggests unyielding permanence and endurance. Spectrolite granite is an extremely hard igneous stone. Formed of molten stone under the intense heat and pressure of inner earth, the magma slowly cooled and crystallized, forming granite. Spectrolite granite is durable, weather resistant and beautiful.

One of the hardest of stones, Spectrolite granite is excellent for stone cladding, curtain walls, water features, counter tops, furniture, elevator panels and wherever a long lasting, naturally beautiful stone is needed. At StonePly, Spectrolite granite is cut thin and bonded to high strength aluminum honeycomb panels. The stone panels are light weight, easy to handle and incredibly strong. StonePly Spectrolite panels have 60 times the impact strength of un-reinforced granite.

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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.