Tekno Granite SA
Emotions in Stone

Tekno Granite SA (Pty) Ltd, was founded mid-1998, however, it only commenced escalating its operations during 2002 and although it is one of our recently formed, Companies within the Marble Classic Group it nonetheless acts as a portal to the introduction of natural stone and our first steps towards the beneficiation of granite.

Granite is our livelihood, not only for Tekno Granite SA (Pty) Ltd, but also, to our entire Group of Companies; we are passionate about our natural stone and feel that Southern African granites have some of the most exotic and magnificent colours of granites available and sought-after worldwide.

Briefly, granite is possibly the most common, of igneous rock type known to the general public, and 'granite' is named for its' rather medium to course 'granular' texture. Granite is created when crystals of granite are formed while the molten material inside the Earth's crust cools relatively slowly. It can be pink to dark gray or even black depending on their chemistry and mineralogy. The minerals that are found in granite are primarily quartz, plagioclase feldspars, potassium of K-feldspars, hornblende and micas. Quartz is usually the last mineral to crystallize and fills in the extra space between the other minerals; quartz's hardness, lack of chemical reactivity and near lack of cleavage give granite a significant amount of its desirable durable properties.

Granite forms a major part of the continental crust, and is the most abundant basement rock that underlies the relatively thin sedimentary veneer of the continents.

Granite is a rock that has been used for centuries for many different purposes such as building material. Its durability, beauty and abundance make it a preferred choice of stone over most others. Granite has been extensively used for flooring such as tiles; cladding in cut to size applications using different formats; in public and commercial buildings and monuments.

Furthermore, with the increasing amounts of acid rain in parts of the world, granite has begun to supplant marble as a monument material, since it is much more durable.

Polished granite is also a popular choice for kitchen countertops due to its high durability and aesthetic qualities.

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Emotions in Stone