Granite colors




Granite colors: real thing and fool-the-eye

A meteor shower of choices confronts homeowners searching for surfacing materials with the look of granite colors. There\'s the real thing: one of nature\'s hardest stones, available in numerous colors and patterns. Then there are manmade products ...

Stone yards

Granite is generally sold in stone yards as slabs or tiles; you can also get granite tiles at some tile stores. Slabs vary in size, but usually are 4 by 8 feet, 3/4 inch thick, and extremely heavy (roughly 12 pounds per square foot). Tiles are 12 or 24 inches square and usually 3/8 inch thick; they weigh at least 5 pounds per square foot. Granite colors sell for $35 to $60 or more per square foot ...

Synthetic stone

Synthetic stone: it\'s seamless The granite look is beginning to appear in patented stone-like materials. Avonite, made from a modified polyester plastic, now has 14 so-called granite colors. Acrylic-based Corian, manufactured by Du Pont, has just been introduced in two new stone styles. Also new on the market is Nevamar\'s Fountainhead, with two granite styles. ...

Crystallized glass

Crystallized glass: new from Japan A fused-glass material manufactured in Japan by Nippon Electric Glass, Neoparium was originally devloped as a corrosive-resistant surface for Tokyo office buildings. It\'s just beginning to find residential applications. ...