Date published 26 July 2021

We're pleased to have launched a stunning collection of carefully curated black granites. The four new ranges - Altair, Vela, Tritanial and Kreuzberg - have been developed to provide unprecedented variety when added to the our existing Proteus range, while also combating the supply volatility over recent years with one of the industry’s most in-demand material colours.

From unexpected quarry closures and the impact of winter, to soaring shipping costs and on-going price fluctuations, supply inconsistency from the Far East has had a significant impact on black granite imports throughout the market.

In keeping with current design trends, black granite continues to rise in popularity due to its sought after aesthetic and contemporary finish, perfect for iconic design schemes.

Calling on an extensive supply network, we have sourced the new ranges from across the globe, working only with long standing suppliers who are committed to consistent quality, guaranteed supply longevity, and Marshalls high standards in respect to sustainability and ethics.

The four beautiful new ranges offer the best quality stone produced with unique natural patterns and shades, sourced from three different countries:

Altair - a fine-grained granite with a tasteful, subtle sparkle sourced from Rajasthan, Northern India, and is capable of producing anything from unique radius kerbs to large-scale furniture.
Vela - a medium to coarse grained granite, with a desirable uniform appearance and undertones of bluish-grey. Quarried in large blocks from China, it can be used for an array of applications from paving to water features.
Tritanial - this basalt granite range originates from China and offers stunning rich, black tones for smaller element paving and setts.
Kreuzberg - another basalt granite, sourced from Vietnam and adding further deep black shades to the collection. It is available for paving, tactile paving and kerbs.

Each of these exquisite natural granites is available in a range of finishes including; flamed, fine picked, polished, and honed, as well as our new, unique clear blast finish - exclusive to the Altair range - providing the ultimate design flexibility for specifiers.

Dave Stanger, Natural Stone Trading Director at Marshalls, comments:
 “As the UK’s leading hard landscaping supplier, we believe in offering products that will give specifiers and designers the maximum design flexibility, enabling them to achieve their visions.

“We’re excited to launch these new black granite ranges to our customers and start conversations on how these stunning materials can help bring those visions to life, with confidence in the consistency of supply and in the quality of the products. Having options in the portfolio that meet all of our customers’ needs, whether they be for form or function, opens up so many possibilities.

“It is testament to the skill and knowledge of our in-house teams and the strength of our long-term supplier relationships that we are able to do this.”

The new ranges are available to order now. More information can be found here.