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The granite to build your home

Sustainable housing using granite is increasingly valued for its qualities compared to conventional housing. The use of granite in its cladding is one of the most efficient options, both technically and aesthetically, as it has outstanding properties such as: durability, strength, easy maintenance, among many others.

Aesthetic richness of granite

From an aesthetic point of view, granite is one of the most outstanding materials when it comes to achieving a differential and elegant façade. At Marcelino Group we work with a wide variety of granites of different shades and textures, achieving the expected results.


From its production, the manufacture of granite involves reduced energy consumption compared to other types of materials. At Marcelino Group, in addition to the closed water circuits for cutting, all the waste or rubble generated from production is transformed into aggregates.




In the long term, granite has practically minimal wear and tear, and is resistant to all types of weather and temperature. According to the Mohs scale (used to determine the durability of various materials) its hardness is between 6 and 7.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, made of granite and has been standing since construction began in 1075.

Why choose granite for your home?

In addition to all its aesthetic qualities and the fact that it is highly durable, granite has surprising insulating properties, which will make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.

It is the perfect material to withstand the high summer temperatures and keep any home cool without the need for air conditioning, which translates into savings of both resources and money in the medium and long term. For all these reasons, choosing granite to build your home is a safe bet due to its versatility and sophistication.

If you are thinking of building your home with one of our granites, contact us, and we will advise you.

Granite, elegance and durability in outdoor paving

The resistance, elegance, and durability of granite make it a perfect material for all types of exterior paving.

From an aesthetic point of view, granite is also a very versatile natural stone that allows the creation of the most diverse decorative styles.

Recommended granite finishes for exterior surfaces

When choosing which type of granite is the most suitable for exterior cladding, it is important to pay attention to the finishes. In addition to durability, it is essential that the surface is non-slip and resistant to the weather condition, such as sun, rain or low temperatures.

One of the most popular finishes for this type of surfaces is the flamed finish, which gives the surface a rough appearance without altering its colour. This type of finish is easy to maintain and prevents slipping in rain or humidity.

Other finishing options that perform excellently outdoors are sawn and bush-hammered. With the former, a flat surface with a certain roughness and fine texture is achieved. In bush-hammered, the treated surface presents small “craters” or irregularities 1 to 3 millimetres deep to achieve a rough appearance.

Wide range of colours to create warm and luminous atmospheres

In addition to the type of finish, the origin and colour of the granite are characteristics that also influence the durability and resistance of exterior surfaces.

Dark tones such as Azul Noche or Azul Plata offer excellent qualities of impermeability and resistance outdoors, as well as high anti-slip protection.

However, by applying the most suitable finish for each space, we can create all kinds of atmospheres in white, grey, cream, pink, green or black colours.

In our catalogue you will find the perfect inspiration for every atmosphere.

What does 2022 bring us in architecture and construction?

We are on the threshold of the year 2022 and it is a good time to take a brief look at some of the trends in architecture and construction that will mark the coming year.


More sustainable buildings


There is a growing concern for the preservation of the environment, which translates into a growing demand for more efficient buildings and transformation processes that are more committed to sustainable development.  Saving resources, replacing the most energy-consuming processes with more efficient ones and reducing the environmental footprint are the challenges we face and a priority objective at Marcelino Group.


Refurbishment and renovation


Related to the previous point, old buildings have shown their great deficiencies in terms of energy efficiency, comfort and accessibility. This implies the need for many owners to adapt their properties to current requirements and needs.

Among other actions, it will be necessary to opt for materials that help to improve thermal insulation and contribute to better energy efficiency, as well as the integration of renewable energies in the home.

But new construction is not lagging behind and it is increasingly important to build to the most demanding standards of the Technical Building Code or Passivhaus.


Brighter, more functional and better insulated homes


Mobility restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have changed the concept of housing. With remote working and spending more time at home, larger and more functional spaces are sought after. Also, while the open concept has been on the rise in recent years, it is now gaining momentum. The aim is to gain more amplitude between spaces and use them for different functions: work and family environment.

Acoustic insulation is another of the problems that confinement has brought to light. Having materials that provide good acoustic conditioning, together with thermal insulation, are priorities nowadays, in order to avoid noise from adjoining dwellings or from outside.

Minimalist and natural decoration


A practical and simple style of decoration is sought, capable of adapting to all types of environments. We opt for materials that evoke nature and that help to take advantage of natural light.

Light tones such as Blanco Cristal or Gris Perla never go out of fashion, combined with darker tones to create a cosy atmosphere. For those looking for more intensity, Azul Noche stands out for its sophistication and elegance.

What do you think of the construction trends that will be the stars of 2022? Would you add any more? We’ll read you in the comments!