Glossary

What is Granite ?

ECHO LANE    ENTRANCE USING OUR    BUFFALO GREY    GRANITE DESIGNED BY    CREATE ARCHITECTURE    | PHOTO BY    ANDY MACPHERSON

ECHO LANE ENTRANCE USING OUR BUFFALO GREY GRANITE DESIGNED BY CREATE ARCHITECTURE | PHOTO BY ANDY MACPHERSON

What is Granite ?

Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye. It forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth's surface. Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals.

The Best-Known Igneous Rock

Granite is the best-known igneous rock. Many people recognize granite because it is the most common igneous rock found at Earth's surface and because granite is used to make many objects that we encounter in daily life. These include counter tops, floor tiles, paving stone, curbing, stair treads, building veneer, and cemetery monuments. Granite is used all around us - especially if you live in a city.

Uses of Granite

Granite has been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications. Rough-cut and polished granite is used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments, and many other exterior projects. Indoors, polished granite slabs and tiles are used in countertops, tile floors, stair treads, and many other practical and decorative features.

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