Granite starts as a molten mass of magma and then forms into the rock granite as this magma cools over millions of years ago. The main minerals in true granite are silicates, feldspar, and quartz. The most important mineral is quartz, it's not granite without quartz.
Usually, the colors are whites, pinks, or light grays and the color is uniform throughout the stone. If you see a stone of another color or with a wild pattern, it’s probably not granite. Granite is a highly durable siliceous stone.
Compared to marble, it is more resistant to the acids found in lemons, vinegar, and cleaning products which means most granites do not etch. This is an easy stone to live with and pretty forgiving too.
Granite characteristics include strength and durability. This unique and elegant natural stone is one of the oldest, hardest, and strongest stones available. A truly beautiful natural stone with hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from. Granite symbolizes strength and longevity. A sleek rich feel.
The looks obtained from using this stone are versatile. From an unassuming elegance to a bold “look at me” statement. There are hundreds of different granites available!