When it comes to decorating driveways, pathways and other walkways there are a wide array of options out there. Two of the main options you will definitely come across is Red Granite and Red Gravel. Whilst both of these may look similar to the naked eye they are two different products with two different levels of quality. It is important to do research before buying any decorative granite, gravel or stones, the last thing you want to happen when you buy your required amount is to find that it is not the quality that you were looking for.
This article will help you understand what exactly Red Granite is, what Red Gravel is and why granite is the highest quality option. Home of the Lanark Red Granite, Cloburn work with customers across the globe – If you have any questions about the services that we offer then please get in touch with a member of the Cloburn team. We are one of the biggest Granite Quarries in Europe and provide a range of Red Granite to customers across the UK and Europe.
What is Red Granite?
Red Granite is one of the most common types of decorative aggregate that is used. Red Granite is extremely versatile and can be used to decorate pathways, walkways, gardens, golf courses, parks and many other areas. It comes in a range of different sizes, the main ones can be found below.
- 20 MM Red Granite Aggregate
- 14 MM Red Granite Aggregate
- 10 MM Red Granite Aggregate
- 6 MM Red Granite Aggregate
Decorative Red Granite is an extremely high quality and also very durable form of crushed granite. One of the key things with red granite is that it requires no maintenance. It is a perfect way to replace traditional gravel and use something exciting to brighten up driveways and other walkways. You will also hear red granite referred to as Lanark Red which is where Cloburn is based – We are Europes premier red granite quarry.
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What is Red Gravel?
Red Gravel is sometimes referred to as Red Granite Gravel, this is a common reference for aggregate that has a rich deep colour. Gravel refers to a range of loose aggregates of rock fragments. These fragments often come in different sizes varying in shape. Red Gravel is often used as a way to try and imitate the aesthetic appearance of red granite. Whilst Red Gravel sometimes looks similar to granite, you are lacking the quality that comes with the Lanark Red Granite. Because Gravel is often a dark grey colour, it needs to be coloured to resemble that of Lanark Red. Over time this colour can erode and you are left with a miss match of colours. It is important to check before you buy decorative aggregates and we strongly recommend checking samples of products so that you can see what they look like.
For those looking to have the wow factor and also reassurance in the product they are using then granite is the only option. It comes in the natural colour which is the dark and deep red colour pictured above.
What are the uses for Red Gravel and Red Granite?
There are a range of uses for Red Granite and Gravel. We see most of our customers using granite to decorate their driveways and upgrade from the gravel that they currently have. It is a great decorative product for the outdoors and looks very appealing in all types of weather conditions. When wet, the granite is a dark red colour and when dry it is a pinky red further adding to the already great aesthetic appeal of the granite. In addition to this, we see red granite being used on stately home pathways and other areas that have a vast amount of space in need of filling in.
If you have any questions that you would like answering, please get in touch with a member of the Cloburn team today to find out about the range of products that we offer and how we can help you with your project. We also provide a range of granite order samples so that you can check the granite prior to purchasing the full amount that is needed.
Stuart is the Director of Cloburn and has years of experience – He enjoys educating people on the range of products that Cloburn have and always strives to offer the best possible service and products to customers!