Category Archives: Granite

A siliceous stone composed mainly of silica, or quartz-like particles, granite tends to be durable and easy to clean.

Granite – Natural Stone Tile

Natural Stone Selection – Granite.

Choosing the right natural stone for your surfacing project; whether it be back-splash, counter-tops, walls or flooring tile, depends upon knowing the attributes of the stone with which you will be working.  So, let consider the natural stone called granite.

Natural Stone Selection - Granite Countertops in Kitchen.
Granite Counter-tops in Kitchen.

Granite is naturally made and formed within the crust of the Earth.  It is an igneous rock formed from magma with at least 20% quartz by volume and at least 35% of the feldspar in granite is alkali feldspar. It is the alkali feldspar that gives granite a distinctive pink color. A siliceous stone,  it tends to be very durable and easy to clean. Stones in this category are granite, slate and sandstone.

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