Granite is an igneous rock that is formed from magma. Many varieties of granite exists but they all have three essential minerals in common: Feldspar (50% or greater), Quartz (25% – 40%), and Mica (3 – 10%). These minerals occur in different proportions, giving each granite its own color, texture and structural characteristics. Small traces of magnetite, hematite, garnet, corundum and other materials are also melted down during the natural granite process, creating unique coloration and texture of each slab. Location of the granite mine and this natural process is why one slab can be completely different than another, even if they are the same “color”.
Granite owes its hardness and density to the fact that it has been solidified deep within the earth, under extreme pressure. Over time, seismic activity has changed the crust of the planet, forcing veins of granite to the surface. Glaciers scrap off layers of dirt, sand and rock to expose these formations all over the world. Granite’s elegant patterns and colors along with durability and easy maintenance make it an ideal choice for flooring, countertops, vanities and many other applications. Maintaining the beauty of your countertops can be as easy as using granite cleaner and eventually granite sealer. Cleaning up spills and using a trivet for hot dishes can also help prevent any damage to your top.
See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or Contact Us directly with any other questions. The gallery below is just a portion of the granite we offer; visit our showroom to see the entire collection.