What is Black Galaxy Granite?
The granite “Black Galaxy” is a classic countertop material known for its shimmering bronzite specks against a pitch-black backdrop. These flecks vary in size and abundance, making each slab one-of-a-kind.
It is a highly durable natural stone. It doesn’t easily chip, crack, or get scratched. As such, it is widely used in various applications, such as countertops, vanity tops, table tops, floor tiles, wall cladding, stair treads, etc.
Moreover, it’s heat-resistant. Unlike other countertop materials, it won’t burn, scorch, or warp even if you place a hot pot or pan directly on its surface.
It is available in various sizes, namely:
- Granite Tiles
- Typical size(s): 0.60 m. x 0.60 m., etc.
- Cost: Inexpensive
- Recommended Applications: Floor Tile, Pool Coping, Wall Cladding, etc.
- Cutter Slabs
- Typical size(s): 0.60 m. x 2.40 m. +/-
- Cost: Moderate
- Recommended Applications: Kitchen Countertop, Vanity Top, Table Top, etc.
- Gangsaw Slabs
- Typical size(s): 1.50 m. +/- x 2.50 m. +/-
- Cost: Expensive
- Recommended Applications: Kitchen Countertop, Island, Table Top, etc.
What Does Black Galaxy Look Like?
True to its name, the Black Galaxy resembles a field of stars in the night sky. It has copper-like shards that sparkle under the light. And its dark base color is elegant and mysterious, perfect for all-white cabinets.
Like any other granite, it has natural imperfections visible to the naked eye. Each granite slab is graded depending on the quality of its appearance:
- Premium Grade
- No black or white line visible on its surface
- No inherent cracks
- Evenly distributed medium to large bronzite specks
- Most expensive grade
- Commonly used in luxury hotels
- Standard Grade
- 20% of the slabs from the same block will have a single black line
- No white line or inherent cracks
- Small to medium bronzite specks
- Suitable for kitchen countertops and vanity tops
- 50% of the slabs from the same block will have black lines OR
- All slabs from the same block will have a single black line
- Tiny bronzite specks
Stone Depot only imports standard and premium grade Black Galaxy slabs, depending on our Clients’ requirements. Because of quality issues, we do not offer our Clients commercial-grade slabs.
Where Does Black Galaxy Granite Come From?
Black Galaxy is quarried from the Ongole area of South India, which is why it is also called Ongole Galaxy. Its other names include Star Galaxy, Nero Galaxy, Gold Star Galaxy, and Black Star, to name a few.
Does Black Galaxy Need to be Sealed?
The Black Galaxy is non-porous, thanks to its highly dense composition. Hence, you need not worry about spills or drips staining your counter. Even if you apply a stone sealer, the solution will only sit on its surface. It’s bulletproof!
Is Black Galaxy Granite Out of Style?
Nope, Black Galaxy is still very popular today. For decades, it has been one of the go-to choices for many architects and builders because of its beauty and strength.
In fact, this timeless countertop material is one of our bestselling materials here at Stone Depot.
How Much Does Black Galaxy Granite Cost?
The cost of a Black Galaxy slab depends on its size and grade.
For example, our Black Galaxy cutter slabs in premium grade cost Php 4,700 per sqm., as of writing. If you need gangsaw slabs, it would cost you around Php 8,000 per sqm. These do not yet include the installation cost.
You may send us the detailed plan for your project so we can give you a quote. Don’t worry; it’s free!
Where to Buy Black Galaxy Granite in the Philippines?
If you’re looking for a reliable supplier of Black Galaxy granite in the Philippines, there is no better place than Stone Depot. With our large inventory of this Indian granite, you can choose from hundreds of Black Galaxy slabs in various sizes and designs. Save big by finding the right slab size without worrying much about wastage.
Moreover, we offer the most competitively priced Black Galaxy slabs in the region, so you don’t have to waste your time and effort looking around for the best price.
So what are you waiting for? Get yours today!