Granite – The Wonder of Nature
Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. It is an igneous rock of volcanic origin and is composed of 30% quartz and 60% feldspar, which gives it a high range of hardness. It is very resistant to high wear, with superior abrasion resistance and compressive strength. Granites usually have a medium to coarse grained texture. Granites can be pink to dark gray or even black, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy. Granite is nearly always massive, diamond-hard and tough, non-porous surface, vivid natural color palette, and therefore it has gained widespread use as a construction stone.
- Comes in crystalline, extraordinary resistance, natural origin, durability, aesthetic quality and noble aging.
- Protects against mold and mildew.
- Offers a near endless variety of different patterns of veins, specks and swirls.
- Accommodates many styles of sinks.
- Creates isolation against humidity.
Granite is used in antiquity. Granite has been extensively used as a dimension stone and as flooring tiles in public and commercial buildings and monuments. Because of its abundance, granite was commonly used to build foundations for homes. Polished granite is also a popular choice for kitchen countertops due to its high durability and aesthetic qualities. In building and for countertops, the term "granite" is often applied to all igneous rocks with large crystals, and not specifically to those with a granitic composition. In some areas granite is used for gravestones and memorials. In fact, granite is durable and wearable enough for almost any application you can think of.