Granite is a common, coarse-grained,
light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz,
orthoclase or microcline, and mica, used in monuments and for
building. Granite stone is typically hardest of the dimensional
stones and can effectively withstand the vagaries of nature. Granite
are quite literally, as old as the earth, perfect for use in
residential and commercial flooring applications. Granite Slabs are
ideal for fabricating granite counter tops, flooring, retaining
walls and landscaping around a center fountain/pond.
is an important structural and ornamental stone, and due to its high
compressive strength and durability, it is used for massive
structural work. Fine-grained granite is employed for ornamental and
monumental work as well as for inscription purposes. It is the
hardest of structural stones. Its mineral-rich colors, the hardness
and density, make it an ideal choice for flooring, counter tops,
vanities as well as exterior applications. A broad range of elegant
patterns and colors makes granite the most versatile and durable of
all stones. It is also the most "maintenance-free" of all
Granite is composed of quartz, feldspars and
micas, as well as traces of a wide variety of other minerals. These
minerals contribute to the color and texture of the various
granites. Crystal size is somewhat determined by the rate at which
the granite cools: the slower the cooling process, the larger the
crystals grow. Faster cooling produces fine-grained granites.
Granites get their wonderful variety of colors and patterns from
minerals that are melted into the liquid mass as it is formed.
Rushmore in South Dakota & The Vietnam War Memorial wall in
Washington D.C. are good examples of Granite structures.