Granite is the type of stone considered to be the most durable and impact-resistant. Always in Portuguese kitchens, and now already adapted to several countries around the world, Portuguese granite stands out from other types of stone by presenting a massive structure of low absorption and porosity. In the case of the yellow apple tree from the city of Viseu, it integrates a more compact yellowish grain.
Suitable for any kind of surface as well as decorative elements, granite is one of the most coveted types of stone in terms of durability. Apple yellow can present yellowish elements due to its percentage of iron. Granite is an igneous plutonic rock that forms when magma (molten aluminium) cools slowly at great depths in the earth’s crust, making it very hard. This then causes granite to have a high breaking strength.
Hitting the material, with a masonry tool called a bush hammer, that generates uniformly distributed craters of different sizes over the surface of natural stone.
Abrasive treatments with repeated applications result in a shiny surface, highlights the colour and properties of the natural stone.
Blasting silica sand against the material through an air gun that generates very small craters.
Rough and irregular surface with small furrows and undulations in a mate tone.
A honed finish refers to any level that is less than polished and therefore the surface is smooth but dull or slightly reflective.
Brushing the slab with a range of brushes and the result is a slightly undulating surface, very soft, warm and smooth to the touch.
Abrasive brushes under high pressure generate a touch-sensitive and smooth surface of natural stone.
Splitting stone either by hand or by machine so that the surface exhibits a natural quarry texture.