Stone Kind: Granite

Material Name: Red Aswan

Color: Red with varying shades, possibly with black or gray veins

Country of Origin: Egypt

Quarry Location: Aswan, Egypt

Material Availability: Available

Available Slabs Thickness: Varies

Available Tiles Thickness: Varies

Applications: Countertops, flooring, wall cladding, exterior paving

Red Aswan Granite

also known as Syenite, hails from the quarries of the Aswan region in Egypt, boasting a rich history of utilization in construction and decorative arts. Renowned for its distinctive red hue, varying from light to dark, and unique texture and veining, this granite has stood the test of time.


  • Durability: Red Aswan Granite ranks among the toughest granite types globally, resisting weathering, erosion, and natural forces. Its robustness has made it a preferred choice for building construction, including columns, flooring, and cladding, ensuring enduring strength and longevity.


  • Ancient Use: Red Aswan Granite held great significance for the ancient Egyptians, featuring prominently in monumental architecture dating back to the Old Kingdom period (2686-2181 BCE). It adorned iconic structures like pyramids, obelisks, and temples, showcasing its enduring appeal and durability.


  • Active Quarries: Quarries in the Aswan region continue to yield Red Aswan Granite, maintaining its relevance in contemporary architecture and design. Alongside its durability, its rich color and unique veining make it sought after for interior design applications such as countertops, vanities, and flooring.


  • Physical Characteristics: Red Aswan Granite falls into the category of syenite granite, characterized by its composition of feldspar and hornblende. While syenite is typically gray or pinkish-gray, the presence of iron oxide imparts the distinctive red hue to Red Aswan Granite.


  • Texture and Appearance: With a fine to medium-grained texture, Red Aswan Granite exhibits a subtle sparkle attributed to quartz crystals. Its unique veining patterns arise from trace minerals like biotite, magnetite, and apatite, enhancing its aesthetic appeal and allure.

Available Surface Finishes:

Polished, honed, brushed

Technical Data:

Compressive Strength: ( psi )21500

Flexural Strength: ( psi )22

Abrasion Resistance Hardness: ( Ha )43.5

Density: ( Kg/m3 )2.634

Water Absorption: %0.08

modulus of Rupture: ( psi ) 2300