Laser Engraved Black Granite and Black Marble
An ideal material for outdoor installation, black granite and black marble with a glossy polished surface provides a rich dark background for laser engraving and sand etching photos and text.
Marble vs Granite
While the two materials are largely indistinguishable, these stones known throughout the engraving industry as 'black marble' and 'black granite' do have some advantages over each other:
Black granite has more small white flecks but is more suitable for floor installation.
Black marble is somewhat better for photo reproduction.
The black marble we engrave is very dark in color and does not have the white veins commonly associated with marble. Those would reduce the visibility of a photo or lettering etched onto the surface.
We engrave 6" x 6", 5" x 7", 8 1/2 " x 11", 12" x 12", and 18" x 24" tiles (and sometimes other sizes are available) that can be purchased singly or made into an entire mural.
The process is very UV stable and weather resistant. Some clients have purchased individual tiles for outdoor use and affixed them to the flat surfaces of paving stones (sometimes partially buried in the earth - often tilted at an angle) using an outdoor construction adhesive such PL brand.
They could also be affixed to large rocks with flat areas.
In addition to the flat tiles, other specific sizes are available such as this 9" x 12" x 2" thick memorial stone. Contact us for a quote on your project today.
These tiles and stones are also ideal for pet memorials and can be used both indoors and outdoors.