Granite And Marble In Kenya

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March 3, 2019

When building or remodeling, homeowners, contactors and project managers in Kenya are increasingly preferring granite or marble. Granite and marble are both natural stones quarried and processed in different forms, they can be used as kitchen tops, tiles, stairs and interior or exterior cladding. Most of the ones available in local market are imported from India, Egypt and China though there are local varieties like Kenya black granite. At Technology & Materials, we stock a variety of granites and marbles in different colors and patterns; you can contacts us for pricing and variety. We are based in Nairobi, Mombasa Rd

In this post we’ll differentiate between the two and recommend areas of use.


Granite

Black Galaxy Granite
  • Harder Natural stone compared to Marble
  • Strong and Durable and scratch resistant
  • Easy to maintain
  • Heat resistant

Recommended areas of use; Kitchen Worktops, flooring tiles and stairs, window sills, kitchen islands, fireplaces, monuments and plaques, fire place, bathroom vanity tops and shower surrounds.
It can also be used as curtain walls or exterior cladding for buildings.

Common varieties in Kenya include Black Galaxy Granite, Rosa Porinno granite, Ablsolute Black Granite and Kenya Black Granite

Various Surfaces finishes includes; Polished surface, horned surface and sandblasted surface.

Cleaning

Soap and water are sufficient for cleaning surfaces with granite.

Sealing

Some granite varieties especially lighter colors with large crystals require sealing. Sealing entails of applying a chemical product (Sealant) that soaks into the granite or Marble and prevents stains from penetrating deep into the material. This makes them water, oil and stain resistant.

It is also advisable that after a couple of years (5-6) after purchasing and installing your granite/marble, you get a professional to re-seal your worktops. If you don’t have one, you can contact us and we will be glad to help. At Technology & Materials, we use a food grade sealant that is not harmful to human health.

Marble

Marble
  • Softer Rock compared to Granite
  • Natural but porous hence needs a lot of sealing
  • Susceptible to staining
  • Recommended Areas of use, interior flooring, interior wall cladding, bathroom vanity tops.

Choosing

  • Granite look a lot busier with a lot of movement and colors and is ideal for a more traditional design
  • Marble has more plain colors and is ideal for a more modern contemporary look

Pricing

Price depends on availability and the source of the granite. We have a wide variety of colors some from Egypt, India and China.

Raw Marble
(Raw Grey granite Blocks from a quarry)

Cleaning

Soap and water is sufficient for cleaning countertops.

Sealing

Sealing comprises of applying a chemical product (Sealant) that soaks into the granite or Marble and prevents stains from penetrating deep into the material of the countertop.

It is also advisable that after a couple of years (5-6) after purchasing and installing your granite/marble, you get a professional to re-seal your worktops. If you don’t have one, you can contact us and we will be glad to help.

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