Granite Grates

Why Granite Grates Are Not Ideal To Use

More and more homes today are using granite stones. One of the hardest types of stone known to man, granite is popular as a building material. At home, this felsic, intrusive, igneous rock is often found used for kitchen countertops, floors and walls, bathroom tiles, and even decorative waterworks.

Indeed, granite stones are very functional. They look very stylish and elite as well so they can add a fine touch to any home. But there is a limit to its benefits and uses. For one thing, granite grates are not a good idea.

For tiles, yes, granite can be as floor tiles. In fact, it is a popular choice for all types of tiles. However, as grates, they simply won’t do. Here are the reasons why: They are extremely high maintenance, they are extremely expensive compared to other materials, and most of all, they break easily.

Floor gratings are ordinarily used as drain cover, bridge decks, and filters. They are also constantly exposed to heavy weight. But granite grates will crack if it is not supported by strong beams.

Also, since granite is a porous material, it needs to be treated regularly with sealant to prevent infiltration of water. As grates as normally used to prevent flooding in a property, granite grates will not be able to do the job that it is supposed to do well. It likewise needs to be maintained every now and then with a neutral pH balance cleaner to retain the polish of its surface.

Reconstituted Stones As Alternative To Granite Grates

It is more likely that owners find the beauty of granite fitting to their property that’s why they tend to favor it over other materials. And while it is ideal to use in the kitchen, bathroom, or for water displays, there is a much better alternative material to granite.

Jonite’s reconstituted stones offer the same aesthetic appeal but are more suited to be used as grates. The strength of Jonite grates, their sustainability, and their beauty are perfect qualities that one needs for in grates.


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Why Choose Jonite?

These special properties of our grating products allow our grates to help prevent corrosion and rust - Our Jonite selection of grating products are designed to last a life time for either outdoor and indoor usage. Jonite's grates are additionally "theft resistant" compared to typical cast iron and steel grates which are prone to theft due to the rising scrap value.


The natural matte and rough exterior allow maximum slip protection that is tested by international classifications. Safety of our products is of great importance to us - and our clients who are in the schools and hospitals segment. More than just engineers, our team at Jonite are designers and craftsmen, our goal to help our customers develop what they can imagine. In truth, our approach is this - If you can conceptualize it - we can develop it. The design potentials with our architectural grates are infinite. Our grates come in a large range of conventional colors and more specialized colors are attainable with unlimited colour customisation which allows our architectural products to be customised to any hue or shade our customers need.


Our one-of-a-kind stone products have high mechanical characteristics including low heat absorption, low water absorption, high impact strength, high compressive strength and high flexural strength. We take note of all details that provide our products premium quality and longevity. We accomplish this by reinforcing our stone grates with specially treated steel frames - in fact, the term "Reinforced Stone" is coined by Jonite over the last 2 decades. Our variety of architectural grates is certified to international load standards.


These special qualities of our grating products make it possible for our grates to prevent corrosion and rust - Our Jonite variety of grating products are created to last a lifetime for both outdoor and indoor use. Jonite's grates are also "theft resistant" compared to common cast iron and steel grates which are prone to theft as a result of the rising scrap value. 


We attain this by reinforcing our stone grates with uniquely treated steel frames - in fact, the term "Reinforced Stone" is originated by Jonite over the last 2 decades.


Jonite's Collection of Grating Products


Channel/ Trench Drain Grates

Our channel drain grates (trench drain grates) have redefined the notion of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, architects and designers can now feature unlimited design features into landscape design with our drainage gratings. Channel drain cover is used commonly in the United Kingdom and in the United States, channel drain grating is commonly known or referred to as "trench grilles", "trench drainage grate", "trench drain cover", "trench grate", "trench grating" and "trench cover"


Creative Grates (Drain Covers)

Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A vast range of designs for architects to select from. Custom design solutions available.


Floor Traps (Floor Grates)

The world's first stone homogenous floor drain cover was developed by Jonite. We strive to design floor drain covers that match any type of floorings. Large range of colours readily available for every floor types.


Swimming Pool Grates

A lot more than just a facility, swimming pools are a part of any beautiful landscape, Jonite designs and completes your ideal swimming pool with our natural looking swimming pool grates. Low water absorption and superb slip resistance.


Outdoor Street Furniture

Created and designed for nature parks and open spaces. we make every effort to offer a new idea of street furniture by challenging the perception of traditional massive and heavy stone furniture. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, ergonomic and versatile in design.


Sump Grates/ Storm Drain Covers

Our Jonite Sump Covers provide functionality, style, and security and are crafted to be utilized on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage. Our Sump covers come in a Wide range of standard sizes.


Toilet Grates (shower/ bathroom floor drain gratings).

Redefining how public lavatories are seen, our variety of toilet gratings (shower/ bathroom grates) come along with natural stone textures and contemporary designs. Toilet landscape design revolutionized by our ideas.


Tree Grates

With our wide variety of tree gratings that are readily available in a large collection of sizes, designs, and shapes, our tree grates integrate readily into any metropolitan landscape. With Jonite tree grates, you can readily emboss a corporate insignia or municipal logo right onto the tree grates in your setting, giving an exclusive image to the location.


USA Decorative Grates

All our Jonite USA decorative grates (trench gratings) have adjoining patterns crafted to perfectly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also created to conform with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.


Ventilation Grilles

Our unique material combined with our originality makes it possible for enable us maximum design flexibility to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles horizontally or vertically.


Jonite Gratings Design Customisation

We can customise and create any grating products to your landscaping needs. The flexibility of customization in our special material allows our products to be used in any environment, indoor and outdoors. Find out more about our custom design services.


Creative Gratings (Drain Covers)

Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A wide selection of designs for architects to choose from. We aim to design floor drain covers that fit into any type of floorings. Made and designed for nature parks and open spaces. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.

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