Like meteors tracing across the clear night sky, Grey Cosmos Granite draws its name from the celestial patterns which create its unique visual movement.  


Inspired by Switzerland’s Valser Gniess, a material made famous by Peter Zumthor’s Pritzker Architecture Prize winning Therme Vals hotel/spa complex, Grey Cosmos Granite offers similar captivating, visually arresting characteristics.

Quarried in northern China, this extremely durable granite is suitable for hard climates with severe freeze/thaw fluctuations, and comfortably accepts heavy foot and vehicle traffic.  Its most popular finishes are split and honed, which display this material’s evolution most dramatically.  

Recommended Uses

Pavers, veneer, stair blocks, quoins, coping/caps, curbs, sills/lintels, drain grates, carved objects, columns, sinks/tubs, slabs and cobblestones

Min thickness 0.75" / 20mm
Min thickness 0.75" / 20mm
Bush Hammer
Min thickness 1.5" / 38mm
Min thickness 3" / 75mm
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Grey Cosmos Granite may be installed in any of the standard setting techniques: mortar or thin-set on slab, or by sand setting.

Project Gallery

Grey Cosmos Split
Grey Cosmos Honed
Grey Cosmos Honed
Grey Cosmos Split
Grey Cosmos Honed

Material Specifications and Technical Data

Get access to material specifications and ASTM technical data for Grey Cosmos Granite by viewing the tables below or downloading the brochure.




As you'd expect in a natural product, stone does vary in colour and texture, even in the same quarry block. That's what makes stone so unique.
We recommend using the images on our website to initially chose the colour, texture and look you prefer, then talk to us to see our current samples. Mockups are also a great option before making your final decision. We strive to provide a product of the highest quality, but please remember it's stone, not paint. The colour and texture of the next layer in the quarry was defined millions of years ago.

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