Granite is an igneous rock, which means it was once molten and formed as it cooled deep within the earth. Minerals within granite typically appear as small flecks throughout the stone, creating a “salt and pepper” look. Other types have veining similar to marble. Granite is a dense-grained, hard stone. It can be highly polished or finished in a variety of other ways. A broad spectrum of color is available. Granite, quarried from the mountains of Italy, Canada, India, Brazil, China and dozens of other countries around the world, are one of the most popular natural stones in the market.
Best Application for Granite –
An excellent choice for kitchen countertops, floors, and other heavily used surfaces.
Most common uses –
Granite received the highest overall performance rating, according to a leading consumer magazine, as a kitchen countertop material. While some synthetic surfaces scratch easily and melt under hot cookware, granite resists heat. Granite is also one of the most bacteria-resistant kitchen surfaces, and it is not affected by citric acid, coffee, tea, alcohol, or wine. It is also nearly impossible to scratch, and with proper cleaning, will not stain under normal use (ask us about sealants available to further improve resistance to staining). Available in a striking array of colors, granite’s exceptional strength makes it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops and floors, exterior applications such as cladding, paving, and curbing.
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