Granite slab can be defined as a broad and thick, four sided piece of granite stone which is much larger than a tile. Granite slab being a durable and environmentally safe material, is widely used in the construction industry. Unlike the manufacturing of other construction materials like cement, metal, ceramic, glass, plastic, etc. which creates a lot of irrevocable pollution, no pollutants of any type are emitted in the manufacturing of granite slabs. Besides being aesthetic and comely, the granite slabs have a very long life; they often last for centuries. The contemporary granite slabs are the preference of any builder or architect. The granite slabs come in multiple shapes, their common shapes include square, oval, rectangular, pentagon, and circular. Similarly, there are various colors available in these slabs like white, black, grey, green, pink, brown, and red.
Areas of Existence
Granite slabs are manufactured in ample quantities in many Indian cities, districts, and states. Some of these places include Kunnam, Perumbakkam, Dharampuri, Karasanur, and Madurai districts in Tamil Nadu; Tumkur district in Karnataka; and various cities and districts of Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.
Usage of Granite Slabs
As we have also said earlier, granite slabs have got widespread acclamation in the construction industry due to their durable and eco-friendly nature. Their conspicuous uses in the modern construction industry include building of foundations, pillars, walls, etc. in houses and other structures; and construction of steps, paves, security barriers, park benches, tables, etc. among others. The other uses of granite slabs are making of counter tops, table tops headstones, mortuary slabs, and cremation urns.