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Granite

Granite is the leading choice for quality kitchen, bathroom and outdoor countertops. Not only does granite add a sturdy look, feel and elegance to a home, it is extremely durable, easy to maintain and will remain brilliant for decades with proper maintenance. Granite is a stone that is natural and took millions of years to create and exists in just about every region of the world. Forces deep within the earth, combined with compression of various minerals under varying conditions, which creates infinite unique patterns. No two patterns of granite are the same. Each is a unique piece of art created by nature. It is antibacterial and can be highly polished, making it ideal for kitchens, entryways and bathrooms.

Granite is hard igneous stone that is formed over millions of years by volcanic activity. Magma flows from volcanic activity and slowly cools over millions of years. During the process, magma combines with various minerals including hornblende, feldspar, mica and quartz to create its “crystal appearance”. Then the forces deep within the earth’s surface compress these elements and the beginning of granite is formed. As softer earthen material surrounding granite deposits eroded over time, hard granite became exposed creating quarries of granite.

Once granite is harvested, it is cut and polished to expose its brilliant beauty. Depending upon geographic locations of granite quarries, its infinite varieties of colors, combined with its hardness and durability makes it ideal for home beautification. It is the ideal stone for kitchen counters, bathroom counters, vanity counters, outdoor countertops and entryway flooring. There are two primary “finishes of granite”. It can be highly polished to a brilliant shine or “flamed” to create a finish that is not quite as shiny while exposing the granite’s surface placing more prominence on the minerals that contribute to its unique texture.

Every selection is unique, customized by nature expressly for you. Variations in granite color and pattern are virtually endless. Names are given to groups of similar colors and textures depending upon the source quarry. Similarities and characteristics are named for convenient identification purposes to help with selection processes.