GRANITE STONE – European & Far Eastern Sourced
Granite is an igneous rock, formed from slow cooling magma, trapping minerals within it’s structure, allowing distinctive crystal patterns to form.
Most granite stone consists of three minerals which can be easily distinguished:
- Quartz – a clear or greyish ‘glassy’ mineral.
- Mica – a soft black mineral which splits into thin flakes.
- Feldspar – a mineral which occurs in a range of colours.
From off whites and silvers to black, reds, blues and greens, the choice of colour in granite is endless.
Why Use Granite Stone?
Granite is quarried and cut into lengths for use in commercial projects, typically into blocks or slabs. Due to it’s composition Granite can be shaped without creating any additional flaws in the stone and can be cut into varying thicknesses.
Granite is frequently chosen for commercial landscape projects due to it’s extreme durability, lasting quality and elegance. No other stone posseses Granites characteristics:
- Strong resistance to abrasion
- High load bearing capacity
- Resistant to weathering
- Can be polished to a brilliant mirror finish
Available in a variety of sizes and finishes such as flamed, fine picked, honed, polished, chiselled, sawn and rough punched, a single piece of granite can be transformed to suit individual requirements and design needs.