Granite is one of the hardest surfaces known to man. We manufacture a large range of tailor made Granite headstones from our Nairobi factory.
Headstones or Tombstones can be customized in text, size, shape and colour to suit your requirements. We also are able to offer a full nationwide fitting service when needed.
Why pick a durable Granite Headstone?
Granite is extremely hard wearing and will last virtually forever. According to the Measures of Hardness Scale (MOHS), diamonds are rated at 10 and are the hardest materials on earth. Granite is around 7 on the scale, whereas marble is around 3 along with man made finishes such as Terrazzo.
How durable is a Granite Headstone?
Historically, most ancient monuments of value that still endure were built with stone. Granite, particularly has the ability to withstand temperature extremes, modern hydrocarbon and acid rain pollution. Almost all headstones that were carved from porous stone or man made finishes such as cement/terrazzo have over they years become illegible, however headstones from the same time carved in Granite, are easily read and show almost no deterioration.
Are Granite headstones suitable for Kenya?
Granite is an ideal material for headstones as it is extremely durable, and also because it is very heavy and has virtually no salvage value so granite memorials are rarely stolen for profit. Granite also resists most vandalism and doesn’t add to long-term cemetery maintenance costs. We have developed a unique fitting system that is available to all our clients.