Fantasy Brown is an Indian stone. This is one of the most sought-after material from India. This has beige, brown, white background with brown, blue and sometimes purple veins and cloudy pattern. This is mainly used for kitchen countertops, benchtops and flooring.
Most people are confused that it should be called marble or it should be called granite. This has every similarity to both marble and granite. Here we try to find out what is it exactly.
The physical test of this stone suggests that it has a lot of calcium carbonate. The calcium carbonate is one of the main element any stone to being a marble. This stone has a lot of calcium carbonate with silica. But it has a very good percentage of quartz too. This quartz makes the stone harder to cut. However, the percentage of quartz is not very much and this material is cut on marble gangsaw. The cutting of this stone is not very difficult and we can cut this stone on normal marble gangsaw. This is one of the reason it is more of a marble than granite.
The physical test of this stone suggests that the hardness of this stone is below granite level. This is an easy to cut stone. The shine of this material after polishing is not like of granite. Granite is a very hard material due to the quartz richness. The hardness makes the material more polished. The polishing of this marble is done on marble polishers. It does not require heavy granite polishers. Also during polish, it has been found that this material has a lot of slurry portion. Normally during the polishing of granite, the slurry portion is very less, but the Fantasy brown eject a lot of slurry due to its softness towards the hard abrasives. The fantasy brown does not have the strength which is found in granite. It needs to be packed from the net on the backside as this is a soft and brittle material. The net binds this material and does not allow to crack.
Apart from the chemical and the physical test, the appearance of this beautiful stone is more like marble. Unlike granite, it has different patterns and colors. Granite is more consistent in patterns.
After conducting tests we have a final verdict that the fantasy brown is a beautiful strong marble, but it is for sure not a granite. We should call this material Fantasy Brown Marble and not Fantasy Brown Granite.