Sunday, December 11, 2011

Slab Sunday: Paradiso granite

Paradiso granite is quarried from a bedrock quarry in India.

There are different colors of Paradiso granite, some lighter and some darker (like the photo above).  They are sometimes called Paradiso Dark and Paradiso Classico.  I'll be showing the range of Paradiso in this post.
Photo: Dynamic Cabinets
Photo: Granite Direct
Paradiso is black and grey with purple, red and sometimes brown veining.  This granite generally has a lot of movement.
Paradiso is a hard and dense granite.  So it's a great granite color for outdoor applications, even in areas with freeze/ thaw conditions.  It's actually what is on the exterior of my husband's office building here in Utah.  I quiz him on what it's called every once in awhile and he never remembers.  :)
Other names for Paradiso include: Paradisio, Paradiso Dark, Paradiso Classico, Paradiso Classic, Paradiso Purple and Pradiso.
Photo: The Stone Specialist
Photo: Bald Eagle Valley Stone Center
Paradiso is actually used a lot for monuments and statues as well. 
Photo: Shafer Memorials
Paradiso is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs as well as tile.

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