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Tiles or Granite? Granite has been a household name for countertops and flooring for many years now however its industry is seriously challenged by the emerging competition of vitrified tiles. Vitrified tiles are the more updated version of ceramic tiles which have captured quite a market since it was introduced, In this blog, we would like to give an overview of both the products so that you can decide which one suits your preference.

Before starting with their advantages and disadvantages it would be nice to give you guys a preview of both the products.

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Granite- Granite is a common, coarse-grained, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz, orthoclase or microcline, and mica. Granite has been used as a building material since ancient times. It is one of the oldest and most durable building products available, and will far outlast the building in which it is installed. It has become the material of choice for today’s luxury homes and offices because of its enduring beauty, and because no synthetic material can yet compare to its elegance and performance.

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Vitrified tiles- They are similar to traditional ceramic tiles, but include silica and clay in the mix. During the process of vitrification, the silica and clay melt and blend together to form a glass-like element inside each tile, allowing it to retain the original sheen even after several years of use. These tiles come in a variety of styles, patterns, and colors, making them a viable alternative to marble or granite. However, due to the addition of silica and clay and the vitrification process, these tiles cost a little more than ceramic ones.

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Granite advantages-

  • Its timeless elegance, outstanding hardness, and resistance to abrasion make this the perfect material for outdoor and indoor flooring.
  • The naturally formed granite displays unique gradations and changes in color and pattern.
  • Granite stands the test of time even after heavy use. Moreover, it is one of the hardest natural stones as we know it.
  • When sealed, it becomes highly resistant to stains, heat, acids, and water, making it a smart choice for bathroom flooring and kitchen countertops.
  •  The natural inflections in granite stand out and become a unique focal point. While the color palette might be limited, the mix of minerals on the surface adds subtle texture.
  • This millennial stone becomes versatile and adaptable to all surfaces in inhabitable spaces and in interior decoration. On walls, flooring, and facades as well as countertops.
  • It is resistant to UV radiation and so maintains its color like the first day.

Vitrified tiles advantages-

  • The artificially constructed vitrified tiles appear homogenous to the eye in pattern and color.
  •  Vitrified tiles are naturally water-resistant.
  •  In comparison to granite, vitrified tiles prove themselves more economical. Moreover, factory-made vitrified tiles are available in a number of sizes.
  •  Vitrified tiles present a uniform surface in terms of color and hue. This means achieving an evenly colored surface is easier.
  • Since its artificially made, there is a lot more variety in pattern, texture, and warmth. Vitrified tiles hold a smooth finishing, are fade and scrape resistant.
  • Due to moisture resistance, vitrified tiles prevent bacteria and fungi from growing.

Vitrified tiles disadvantages-

  • The first and the biggest disadvantage of Vitrified tiles is that they aren’t even half as lasting as granites, And hence have to be replaced again after some point
  • In order to ensure stability, high-quality adhesives are used.
  • Tiles need to be installed by an expert tile layer to ensure thin, even and neat joints between the tiles.
  • The tile with the defect must be cut away along the grout lines and surrounding material could be damaged in the process.
  • Every year or after two years, the grout must be resealed or it will begin to look dirty. The sealant will create a hazy finish on the tiles if allowed to dry.
  • Vitrified tiles are not environment friendly as the process of making them causes a significant cost of energy and carbon dioxide.

 

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Granite disadvantages-

  • It is expensive in comparison to vitrified tiles as it is naturally occurring.
  • Granite needs to be professionally installed for a few reasons. The material itself weighs a great deal, professional installation is necessary for a warranty of your new countertop, and granite installation and fabrication require specialized tools and experience.
  • While granite was less common just a few years ago, it’s now the most common kitchen countertop material in the world.
  • It is possible for granite to be cracked or chipped if it’s struck by a sharp or hard object like a meat cleaver, especially if the object is dropped on a corner. The good news is this is a fairly uncommon occurrence, and it usually only happens when the countertop is struck very hard in a particularly weak area.

 

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Indian sandstone paving

Indian sandstone paving is a popular concept among developing and developed countries because of its sheer elegance and beauty if you consider imbibing the beautiful paving design, there is no place which is better to import sandstones than India.

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As the name suggests, these pretty pavers are imported from India – a country renowned for their beautiful, naturally veined stone. As such, Indian stone paving holds a certain prestige within the landscaping world – but without the hefty price tag of similar high-end pavers, like Yorkstone. It is easy to install and also to replace if needs be. It is visually striking and can be used both indoors and out. Whether you require that small Indian stone feature in a secluded spot in your garden or wish to undertake a much larger project, you will find a huge array of stone paving here at L N exports. One of the most fascinating hallmarks of Indian sandstone pavers has to be their wide-ranging colour profiles and tonal variations. Once again, this is attributed to their unique origins in India where they are benefited from the diverse geography in India, sandstones are extracted from different regions in India having different geographical conditions which make each colour unique by its own. Along with being versatile, Indian sandstone slabs are low maintenance. They can be wiped down easily and any dirt that gathers will be washed away by rain. Anything that remains can be cleaned with a hose.

 

Yellow Square Garden Sandstone Paving Slabs, Size: 1x1 1x2 2x2 2x3 Feet, Thickness: 20-30mm

Also depending on your requirement you can choose between two types of pavings I.E hand-cut or sawn.  Hand-cut Indian stone pavers, with natural riven profiles and chiselled edges, offer a laidback “country cottage” feel to outdoor spaces. Sawn Indian stones, on the other hand, are sawn straight which means they have a neater, more polished finish. These types of Indian stone flags, with their clean lines and square edges, are most at home in contemporary spaces. Indian sandstone is a particularly porous material, for instance, so it can look a little worse for wear after several years if it doesn’t get suitable weather. A sealant (especially a colour enhancer sealer) will help to combat the effects of sun, rain and wind, so all you need to do is give your patio a quick brush every so often to keep it looking its best. Utilizing natural stones on your landscape will add more value to your home. It’s an investment that will pay for itself in the long run. They are also regarded as materials with high value and quality. Traits like prominence, elegance, and sophistication are connected to them as well. Also, landscape projects created with natural stones are considered to be distinct, well-built, unique, and genuine, which helps add to the resale value of any property.

So which colour to choose? this is one question which you have to figure out on your own depending upon your requirement and taste. We can assure you that we at L N exports have every possible variant of sandstones to cope up with your needs. (You can explore our website for detailed info)

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Black galaxy

Black galaxy: Black Galaxy granite also known as black granite with small gold or white flecks. Black galaxy granite is available in different finishes which include polished and honed and it is also available in both slabs and tiles. The most popular and the most loved color in countertop is black granite.

 

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SIZE DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE FOR BLACK GALAXY GRANITE:

SLABS sizes:

A Slab is a raw material used to make different size tiles, countertops and cut to sizes. Slabs are cut from blocks of different sizes. The size of the blocks defines the size of the slab. This is a completely different process to make slabs from a block.

  • Counter Slabs Polished 2 & 3 cm Width 65 cm up x Length 180 cm to 300 cm
  • Gang saw Slabs Polished 2 & 3 cm Width 170 cm up x Length 280 cm to 320 cm

Tiles sizes:

Tiles of Black Galaxy Granite are available with us in the following sizes:

  • Calibrated Polished 610x305x10 mm (24×12 Granite Tiles)
  • Calibrated Polished 610x610x12 mm (24×24 Granite Tiles)
  • Calibrated Polished 305x305x10 mm (12×12 Granite Tiles)
  • Polished tiles 90x90x2 cm –As Per Order
  • Polished Tiles 60x30x2 cm ­­–As Per Order
  • Polished Tiles 60x40x2 cm – As Per Order
  • Polished Tiles 60x60x2 cm –As Per Order
  • Polished Tiles 40x40x2 cm –As Per Order

We also export tiles of 18″x18″ and 400mm x 400mm calibrated tiles in Black Galaxy Granite with a thickness of 20 mm and 10 mm. There are cheap tiles available in Black Galaxy Granite which is of 1.8 cm in thickness. These tiles are very popular in making floors and Kitchen Countertops. The fewer price tiles are 60x30x2 cm, it is made from small size blocks. As a result, it reduces the cost. And you can also load some other granite along with this small size blocks for that matter you can always go for 2-3 colors in a container we provide that facility as well.

Countertops sizes:

  • 27″x108″x2 cm
  • 27″x108″x3 cm

You can buy countertops in custom made exclusive size also as per your requirement.

Granite Countertops

Granite for countertops

When we think of countertops the first thing that comes in our mind is granite. Such is the association of granite with countertops. Granite countertops are preferred all around the world over any other material countertops. Whether you are looking for kitchen counter-tops, bathroom counter-tops, back-splashes, vanities or anything else, this natural stone is a prominent choice. The reason behind the popularity of granite lies in the fact that it gives you a choice to choose from over 20 naturally occurring shades which means you can fit in your taste to make it look delightfully beautiful. Some other advantages of choosing granite over other materials are its durability, longevity, and easy maintenance. The stone does not stain easily. When properly sealed, it is resistant to the absorption of liquids. Natural granite features a richness thereto and a timeless appeal. It ensures that a good kitchen looks great, and makes for an amusing visual centerpiece.

Granite Countertops

Although no natural stone is cheap, granite slabs are among the less expensive options for natural stone surfaces. Granite is not a material that is weak or easy to damage. In fact, granite scores a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. When it comes to counter-top materials, granite is truly a great option all around.

Indian granite is among the most popular choices of granite around the world with the most variety of colors offered. When you choose an option for your counter-tops the first and the foremost attribute that you look for is durability and long-lasting ability of the substance since such things cannot be replaced again and again. Considering the nature of your quest granite is definitely the most preferred option.
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We at L N exports have over 20 years of experience in the industry with export to several parts of the world. Many of our clients deal solely in counter-tops as it is the most preferred variety of stone used for counter-tops. Hence, we have experience in dealing with the demand of variety in counter-tops. Once you connect with us we will guide you to which will be the best variety for you according to your demand and specification.

Granite import

Granite is a material which is utilized all over the world for various purposes of construction, over the years it has proved that the role of granite cannot be altered by any other natural stone. If you’re reading this blog you are probably interested in Granite import to your country. Granite is mainly imported from the following countries  India, Brazil, china, turkey and Italy.

If you are already in this business you would know the importance of Indian granite, Known for their variety of colors and beauty, Indian granite is the most preferred type when it comes to kitchen interiors around the world. The popularity of Indian granite shows by the fact that some world-class structures like Vietnam War Memorial and Bruce Lee Memorial in Washington DC, Atomic Bomb Victims Memorial at Hiroshima in Japan are a few monuments made of Indian granite. Indian granite has the maximum market share when it comes to overall granite exports around the world and the reason for that is the spell bounding options in colors and affordable prices.

UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET

There is a reason that Indian granite has so many shades of color, the places where there are reserves of granite vary from north of India to south of India which results in so many forms of granite. Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh are some places which have great reserves of granite. The prices of these markets depend on the color and variety of the granite you choose. You can discuss with us any kind of price query you have by contacting our firm.

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CHOOSING THE VARIETY AND QUANTITY

There are two verities of granite you can import from India I.E – tiles and slabs. First, you have to choose from a color you’re interested in. (to explore the various color of granite kindly refer to other sections of our website we have provided specified information about the same)  The second step is to decide the thickness of your specified quality, thickness can vary a lot according to the purpose of your product. Once you decide the color, the other thing which goes hand in hand is quantity. Your shipment will be delivered to you in a container, you need to discuss with us your color thickness and quantity so we can give you the best insight on what is the minimum order requirement for your specified variety.

Once you have decided with everything mentioned above you have to place an order with us and all the further export procedures will be handled by us, You will receive your shipment on the designated port. The time required for a shipment to reach widely varies in your country/region. We will inform you beforehand about the same.

With over 20 years of business experience, we at L N  Exports are committed towards building and sustaining new relationships, which we refer to as L N family. We welcome all the entrepreneurial minds to join our ever-increasing family.

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Indian stones

When you say the term Indian stones there are many sorts of natural stones which may be considered with the prominent ones being Granite, Marbles and sandstones. India is a major exporter of natural stone, which is the second-largest exchange earner for India besides ore in minerals category. The EOU scheme, which was introduced in 1980, helped the industry to modernize because it opened a window to inaugurate the latest technologies for stone processing. India has immense potential for the growth of exports within this sector. Finnish stone companies export 90% of the stone production and have a robust experience of the worldwide business environment. The demand for Indian stones can have a variety of reasons. Aside from the aesthetic beauty associated with them, there are some specific qualities that make them more useful. For instance, sandstone and granite are used widely for their comprehensive strength. Another quality of granite is durability which provides its preference in architectural ornamental works. Same way marble is an efficient corrosion and germs repellent.

Lack of policy support slows stones export

Granite- Known for its seemingly endless sorts of types and stunning exotic material, Granite is a naturally occurring rock. Granite features a medium to coarse-grained structure due to their mineralogy and chemical composition. The colour of the Indian Granite may vary from being pink to being grey. Chemically speaking granite is a rock with a minimum of 20% quartz in it. Granite forms the major continental crust of the earth. Granite is a kind of igneous rock and is made from magma emitted during an eruption. India is among the leading sources of natural stone. Many producers export their products around the world, including to the U.S, VIETNAM, UK, EUROPEAN UNION, CANADA and various AFRICAN and LATIN AMERICAN nations.

Marbles– Marble is practically a metamorphosed limestone and thus occurs only at places where there was a sea bed once. The term “marble” springs from the Greek word “marmaros” which suggests a “snow white and spotless stone”. The metamorphism of a particularly pure dolomite protolithic results in the creation of white marble. the reason coloured marbles have various swirls and characteristic patterns in it is due to the mineral impurities of sand, silt, clay, iron oxide etc. Marble as the Indians call it, has existed for years, hidden within the quarries in regions of Makrana and Manufacturer, marketing Export from Kishangarh. Kishangarh may be a point of reference for industrial history thanks to the abundance of marble granite and stone industrial material. Among the favoured quarries, have an exclusive history since 1631. Makrana quarry is understood to supply marble for the development of the long-lasting Tajmahal of India.

Sandstones- Sandstonebecause the name spells, it is a rock formed of sand or quartz grains tightly pressed together and cemented by sort of materials like silica, iron, lime etc. The grain size, strength, quite cementing material and compactness determine its density, permeability and therefore the use. The colour of sandstone depends on cementing materials viz. ferruginous sandstone are red to brown, argillaceous are earthy to buff and usually white. Thanks to oxidation the ferruginous sandstone have a tendency to vary the colour from radish to brown buff, yellow and greenish. For centuries sandstone is used not only in India but everywhere around the worldfor various purposes. The wide-scale architectural application of sandstone are often seen in several monuments, temples and buildings in India: Red Fort of Delhi and Agra; palaces and buildings of Fatehpur Sikri, Deeg, Kota, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaiselmer; Buddhist Rameshwaram temple in the south; Parliament House, Presidential House, Supreme Court building and Swaminarayan Temple in Delhi, Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace at Jodhpur and Rajasthan Assembly House in Jaipur.

We at L N EXPORTS are committed to supplying the best qualities of granite, marbles and sandstones around the world with the best price and over 2 decades of experience in the industry. We believe in building and sustaining relationships both with our buyers and suppliers. And for the same reason, we have connections within the core of this industry which will fetch you the best rates with best products.