Granite is an igneous rock of volcanic origin and is composed of 30% quartz and 60% feldspar, which give it a high range of hardness. It is very resistant to high wear, with superior abrasion resistance and compressive strength. It is available in a wide range of colours. Historically it used to be available only in a homogeneous grain, now it is available in veined and patterned varieties. Granite is an excellent aterial for internal and external building use because of its hardness and resistance to all types of weather
Geology of Granite
A very hard, crystalline, igneous rock, gray to pink in color, composed of feldspar, quartz, and lesser amounts of dark ferromagnesium materials.
Some granites have higher absorption and/or lower abrasion resistance than may be expected. Some granites are resin-treated to enhance the color and fortify the surface of the stone.
Care + Maintenance Tips
Always check the absorption rating.
Always check the abrasion resistance rating.
Always seal this material prior to use.
Do not use resin-filled material outside, as the resin will discolor over time.
Fabricators will often need to resin-treat the exposed edges to match the surface of the material.