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Granite is a beautiful stone with wide variety of colors and a uniform textures on its surface. this stone has a good resistance and is suitable for indoor flooring, stairs and wall cladding.
Advantages of granite stone
Granite is very hard and is a symbol of hardness. the surface of this stone has a good resistance against scratch, heat, acidic materials;
Granite mines in iran
iran is one of the rich countries in terms of amount of mines and variety of granite. the mines are in provinces and cities like Hamedan, Mashhad, Gilan, Nehbandan, Natanz, Yazd, Zanjan, Toos and etc.
Price of travertine stone
due to hardness of this stone, the cutting and processing would be more expensive from other stone type like travertine and marble. the iranian granite stones price range is between $3 to $8.
Disadvantages of granite stone
in spite of advantages of granite, this stone also has some disadvantages that should be considered.
this stone has iron inside it's material combination. if granite be in humid conditions its iron with oxide and the rusty effects would appear on surface.
there is radiation of radioactive materials in some sort of this stone. so it prohibited to use inside laboratories and hospitals.
high weight and low stickiness
these two features cause to avoid engineers to use it as facade. also using it indoor cause to increase the whole weight of building.
Not insulated for heat and sound
this stone unlike to travertine has no holes inside and is not insulated for heat and noise.