granite

 

Granite is one of the hardest and most common rocks on our planet. Few decorative stones (such as quartzite) can compete with it for its hardness and durability. This igneous rock has between 20% and 60% quartz by volume, and at least 35% of the total feldspar consisting of alkali feldspar, although commonly the term "granite" is used to refer to a wider range of coarse-grained igneous rocks containing quartz and feldspar. Granite hardness depends on the ratio of feldspar to quartz.

Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their minerology. Because of granite's resistance to external conditions - moisture, frost, abrasion and sudden changes of temperature - it is often used for construction. Granite is very dense and has a high tolerance to chemicals. Sealing granite is recommended for stain resistance and maintenance purposes.

 

granite properties

  1. Hard (Mohs 7)
  2. Resistant to scratching
  3. Resistant to UV rays
  4. Resistant to extreme temperatures
  5. Resistant to ice and freezing
  6. Resistant to erosion
  7. Hygienic
  8. Hard to chip or damage
  9. Acid liquids can cause stains
  10. Can be used in high-traffic zones
  11. Little-porous
  12. Requires sealing every 12-24 months

Granite is used for

 

Kitchen worktops

Bathroom vanities

Wall cladding

Flooring

Stairs

Patios and outdoor flooring

Facades

Fireplace surrounds

Swimming pool tiling

SPA and wet rooms

Window sills 


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