Renowned for their hardy nature and natural, earthy appearance, granite, basalt and bluestone lend a sense of strength and durability to a range of landscaping, pool building and interior design projects.
Inside, granite is particularly popular as a kitchen benchtop material. Fireproof, heat resistant and able to withstand active treatment with minimal risk of damage, this stone surface will last through many years of normal use.
Granite polishes well and holds well. As one of the only Australian companies capable of flaming and exfoliating granites from our workshop, Slate & Stone can also finish the stone in such a way as to add anti-slip qualities that last for years.
Granites come in a wide variety of colours and styles, ranging from flat colours, to patterns that resemble marble, through to pearly variants that glimmer from different angles due to high quartz content.
One of the greatest benefits of using granite is its renowned ability to self-clean. While we still recommend sealing in high-traffic locations, or when used around pools, granite requires minimal maintenance, making it a great set-and-forget stone.
Wonderfully flexible igneous/volcanic rocks, basalt specimens remain a popular choice in landscaping. Bluestone, in particular, has taken on a life of its own in recent years and has become a staple of the gardening scene.
Slate & Stone offers its customers access to a range of basalt and bluestone variations. These range from the high-end Vietnamese Bluestone, whose outstanding qualities and density have made it a prized choice for use in luxury landscapes, through to random blocks, cobbles and tiles.
Basalt delivers similar qualities to granite, though its slightly porous nature and lower density makes it less resistant to fire.
These stones are perfect for use in a range of landscaping situations, including garden edging, rustic design and for use as stepping stones or in small courtyards.