What is granite used for

Granite e used as a building material, as an architectural piece, as a decorative piece and in the creation of many other products, has centuries of history.
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Granite facades most wanted

updated: 25/03/2021

Cracked and sawn granite facades are the most sought after.

 

Granite covering is used on facades on exterior walls since the earliest times.

 

The architectural offices that use the granite facades for their strength have also created new shapes and finishes that make modern granite buildings.

 

Normally, the granite for ventilated facades is cut to a thickness of 30-40 mm. The most sought after finishes, for granite façades, continue to be cracked and sawed.

 

Besides beauty, granite is more sustainable than most materials.

 

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Textured granite mixed with wood panels.


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Gray granite facade of Breuer, NY.


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This home applied granite with rough dry joint finish.


granite façade, fachada em granito amarelo gra2003

This building applies long granite slabs on the facade.


fachada em granito cinzento gra2003

House with gray granite facade and unusual finish.


fachada em granito amarelo serrado gra2003

Public building with partly granite facade.

WHY GRANITE FACADES

  1. nobility
  2. durability
  3. aesthetically pleasing
  4. relatively maintenance-free
  5. low carbon footprint compared to other materials.
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Campus Canteen by Knowspace. Granite Facade Cladding
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Aga Khan Museum by Fumihiko Maki
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Richtiring office building by Max Dudler completes the new Richti city district. Granite Facade Cladding
Archaeological park of cave art ©Santos Díez Photography. Image Courtesy of Cluster del Granito

FAQ

There are significant types of anchors to support the granite facade panels. Direct and indirect anchorage methods for stones are now available and there are also solutions for any kind of granite buildings.

Direct anchorage (bonding and sealing); Indirect anchorage (with staples and points of mortar, with grout in anchors and metal support substructure).

Granite facades can be Sawed, polished, sandblasted, bush-hammered, rough-sawn, thermal finish, smoothed and scratched.

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