Day: March 24, 2014

How Granite Is Produced

When you think of granite, one phrase should spring to mind: hard as a rock. It takes millions of years for our planet to produce granite, from the molten rock that is compressed under the surface to the extremely hard and durable material that we now use for building. Granite has very high heat resistance, so it does not blister or burn and it’s very unlikely to scratch or chip. As a kitchen countertop, granite is far superior to other synthetic and laminate material or marble. Plus, it is better looking and provides a luminous, dimensional quality when properly polished. In most cases, granite is made up of interlocking mineral crystals like feldspar and quartz. But in the creation process, other minerals are incorporated, creating unique pieces of granite. For example, feldspar gives granite the white, quartz provides light gray veins and mica, the black. As for the manufacturing process,

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