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Stone Warehouse Limited was started in 1993 as a family owned business. We are specialists in exotic granites and stock stone exclusive to Stone Warehouse. We consider ourselves leaders in Granite and Engineered Stone benchtops. We create custom-made kitchen benchtops, sculleries, vanity tops, fire surrounds, mantles and hearths. Our stone masons have over 100 year’s combined experience and our Factory Manager is one of the most experienced in the industry. We are happy to craft a unique product to every client’s requirements. Our purpose-built factory and showroom in Albany is available for clients, designers and the public to see. We are just off SH1 in Albany – around 15 minutes from Auckland City.
Why Choose Us?
The Beauty of Granite
Beauty and durability make polished Granite a popular choice for many kitchen Benchtops. Granite is a common and widely occurring intrusive, felsic, igneous type of rock. Granite is nearly always massive and lacking internal structures, hard and tough, Granite has gained widespread popularity as the ‘stone of choice’ for Benchtop surfaces.
Granite slabs will have similar general characteristics, like colour, depending on where it has been mined. However, each slab will vary from the next to a greater degree than the engineered stones. It is therefore recommended that the slab is inspected prior to being cut for your bench top.
As Granite is a natural product small fine cracks can be present in the stone. These natural occurrences in the surface are not considered defects. Granite surfaces carry a 10-year limited warranty for residential Installations. Available in 20mm and 30mm thickness, it comes in an assortment of colours and surface finishes, e.g. Polished, Honed & Leathered. Granite can be mitred to form thicker profiles although this may not be possible in all colours.