Granite

Granite Characteristics Include Strength And Durability.


It’s a unique and elegant natural stone. It’s also one of the oldest, hardest, and strongest stones available. A truly beautiful natural stone with hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from. It 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.

Granite is at home in a country farm house as well as in a modern high rise. It’s all about the color and texture you choose. Granite is an affordable luxury. The term granite is derived from the Latin word granum meaning grain. It is full of small and large grains of crystals. This stone starts out as a molten mass of magma and then forms into the rock granite as this magma cools deep within the earth. Granites are classified differently in scientific and industry terms. The main minerals in true granites are silicates, feldspar, and quartz. The most important mineral is quartz. It’s not granite without quartz.

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Granite is a highly durable siliceous stone. Compared to marble, it is more resistant to the acids found in lemons, vinegars, and cleaning products and usually will not etch. It is an easy stone to live with. Granite characteristics make this stone virtually scratch proof. It will not scratch even when directly cut on. Things such as keys, coins, utensils, and appliances won’t scratch it either. The characteristics of granite also make this stone heat resistant. It can withst and heat up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. You won’t have to worry about any burn or char marks. Seams or joints in your stone can weaken it so you probably don’t want to put a pot of boiling water near a seam.

Another granite characteristic is the lower water absorption rate when compared to marbles and Limestones. Not all granites need to be sealed. Usually the darker stones are left unsealed. The crystals in darker stones are smaller or finer making it harder for any liquids to penetrate, including the sealer. Many of the lighter granites do need to be sealed because the crystals are larger. This makes it easier for liquids to penetrate. But, Sealing Granite isn’t difficult.

Granite is most commonly used for countertops and monuments because of its outstanding durability.

Granite is also used for flooring, window sills, shower surrounds, islands, fireplaces, bar tops, and benches. There are fountains, columns, and accessories carved out of granite too. There are hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from. From simple whites to golden honey yellows. Exotic reds, ocean blues, deep chocolaty browns, and forest greens. From charcoal grays to jet blacks. There is truly a color for everyone. The texture or pattern of the stone is what will most likely influence which granite you choose. Some granites are speckled or have little flecks of color here and there while others have veining running throughout similar to marble. Figure out what your preferred color is and then look at textures or patterns in this color range. The pattern will change the whole look and feel of your room. This is a very affordable natural stone and creates a beautiful and unique atmosphere in any environment. It is one of the most durable naturalstones available.

 

Please use this material index as a reference to some of the most common stones we offer. Due to the nature of the products, color selection varies per location and as we frequently receive new shipments of slabs, some colors may not be available for viewing on this website.


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Absolute Black granite

Absolute Black

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Absolute Cream granite

Absolute Cream

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Andromeda granite

Andromeda

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Arctic Ice granite

Arctic Ice

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Artic Cream granite

Artic Cream

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Bianco Romano Granite

Bianco Romano

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Black Bird Granite

Black Bird

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Black Galaxy Granite

Black Galaxy

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Black Pearl Granite

Black Pearl

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Blaze granite

Blaze

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Blue Pearl granite slab

Blue Pearl

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Blue Persa Granite

Blue Persa

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Brandy Yellow Granite

Brandy Yellow

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Butter Cream Granite

Butter Cream

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Capre Diem Granite

Capre Diem

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Colonial Cream Granite

Colonial Cream

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Cosmic Black Granite

Cosmic Black

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Costa Esmeralda Granite

Costa Esmeralda

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Crema Bordeaux Granite

Crema Bordeaux

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Dakota Mahogony Granite

Dakota Mahogony

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Delicatus Granite

Delicatus

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Desert Sand Granite

Desert Sand

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Doro Galassia Granite

Doro Galassia

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Earth Glitter Granite

Earth Glitter

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Elegant Brown Granite

Elegant Brown

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Emerald Pearl Granite

Emerald Pearl

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Fire Bordeaux Granite

Fire Bordeaux

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Giallo Fiorito Granite

Giallo Fiorito

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Giallo Napoli Granite

Giallo Napoli

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Giallo Ornamental Granite

Giallo Ornamental

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Giallo Ornamental Light Granite

Giallo Ornamental Light

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Giallo River Granite

Giallo River

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Giallo Veneziano Granite

Giallo Veneziano

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Giallo Vicenza Granite

Giallo Vicenza

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Glacier White Granite

Glacier White

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Gold and Silver Granite

Gold and Silver

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Gold Silver Granite

Gold Silver

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Golden Bordeaux 2 Granite

Golden Bordeaux 2

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Golden Butterfly Granite

Golden Butterfly

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Golden Exotica Granite

Golden Exotica

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Juparana India Gold Granite

Juparana India Gold

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Golden Oak Granite

Golden Oak

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Golden Roma Granite

Golden Roma

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Golden vein Granite

Golden vein

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Golden Wave Granite

Golden Wave

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Impala Black Granite

Impala Black

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Indian Dakota Granite

Indian Dakota

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Ivory Brown Granite

Ivory Brown

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Juarana Bordeaux Granite

Juarana Bordeaux

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Juparana Florencia Granite

Juparana Florencia

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Kashmir Gold Granite

Kashmir Gold

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Kashmir White Granite

Kashmir White

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Lapidus Granite

Lapidus

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Lapidus Gold Granite

Lapidus Gold

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lenoardo granite

Leonardo

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Lotus Granite

Lotus

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Luna Pearl Granite

Luna Pearl

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Madura Gold Granite

Madura Gold

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Mascalzone Granite

Mascalzone

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Mascarello Granite

Mascarello

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Metallica Granite

Metallica

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Millennium Cream Granite

Millennium Cream

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Mombassa Granite

Mombassa

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Moonlight Granite

Moonlight

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Mother of Pearl Granite

Mother of Pearl

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Nebula Granite

Nebula

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Nero Galassia Granite

Nero Galassia

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Netuno Granite

Netuno

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New Caledonia Granite

New Caledonia

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New Venetian Gold Granite

New Venetian Gold

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Oceanic Bordeaux Granite

Oceanic Bordeaux

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Palomino Granite

Palomino

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Peacock Blue Granite

Peacock Blue

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Pietra Caldias Granite

Pietra Caldias

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Pokarno Green Granite

Pokarno Green

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Polo Cream Granite

Polo Cream

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Pompeii Granite

Pompeii

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Prada Gold Granite

Prada Gold

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Red Dragon Granite

Red Dragon

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Rosa Rio Granite

Rosa Rio

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Rustic Green Granite

Rustic Green

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Sahara Bordeaux Granite

Sahara Bordeaux

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Sandalwood Granite

Sandalwood

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Santa Cecilia Classic Granite

Santa Cecilia Classic

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Santa Cecilia Gold Granite

Santa Cecilia Gold

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Santa Cecilia Gold 2 Granite

Santa Cecilia Gold 2

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Saturnia Velvet Granite

Saturnia Velvet

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Shivakashi Granite

Shivakashi

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Solarius Granite

Solarius

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Star Beach Granite

Star Beach

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Star Beach Dark Granite

Star Beach Dark

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Stargate Gold Granite

Stargate Gold

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Sunset Dark Granite

Sunset Dark

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Surf Green Granite

Surf Green

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Titanium Granite

Titanium

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Tropic Brown Granite

Tropic Brown

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Tropical Green Granite

Tropical Green

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Typhoon Bordeaux Granite

Typhoon Bordeaux

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Typhoon Notte Granite

Typhoon Notte

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Ubatuba Granite

Ubatuba

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Verde Borgogna Granite

Verde Borgogna

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Verde Butterfly Granite

Verde Butterfly

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Verde Fusion Granite

Verde Fusion

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Violetta Granite

Violetta

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Virginia Mist Granite

Virginia Mist

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White Galaxy Granite

White Galaxy

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White River Granite

White River

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White Spring Granite

White Spring

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Wild Chianti granite

Wild Chianti

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Wild Sea Granite

Wild Sea

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Wild West Green granite

Wild West Green