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.
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 concept of gratings in the architectural sector. With Jonite, designers and architects can now combine limitless design features into landscape concept with our drainage gratings.
Creative Grates (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A large range of concepts for architects to decide on. Unique design services available.
Floor Traps (Floor Grates)
The world's first stone homogenous floor drain cover was created by Jonite. We aspire to develop floor drain covers that accommodate into any kind of floorings. A vast range of colours readily available for every floor types.
Swimming Pool Grates
A lot more than just a feature, swimming pools are a part of any stunning landscape, Jonite creates and completes your perfect 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 endeavor to provide a new concept of street furniture by questioning the belief of conventional cumbersome and heavy stone furniture. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.
Sump Grates/ Storm Drain Covers
Our Jonite Sump Covers provide style, security, and functionality and are designed to be used 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 toilets are seen, our range of toilet gratings (shower/ bathroom grates) come along with natural stone textures and contemporary concepts. Toilet landscape design revolutionized by our ideas.
With our wide range of tree gratings which are readily available in a large selection of designs, sizes and shapes, our tree grates integrate readily into any metropolitan landscape. With Jonite tree grates, you can easily emboss a commercial insignia or municipal logo right onto the tree grates in your setting, giving a unique identity to the location.
USA Decorative Grates
All of our Jonite USA decorative trench gratings have adjoining patterns created to perfectly attach to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also crafted to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.
Our special material brought together with our innovation enables enable us maximum design freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles horizontally or vertically.
Jonite Gratings Design Customisation
We can tailor-make and craft any grating products to your landscaping demands. The flexibility of customisation in our special material allows our products to be used in any environment, indoor and outdoors.
Creative Gratings (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A wide collection of designs for architects to select from. We desire to design floor drain covers that fits into any kind of floorings. Developed and designed for nature parks and open spaces. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.