Granite is a very hard crystalline, igneous or metamorphic rock primarily composed of feldspar, quartz and lesser amounts of dark minerals. It is visibly crystalline in texture. The igneous granite rock is created deep within the earth from magma, cooled slowly under great pressure. Granite is considered the hardest building stone that has very dense grain which makes it impervious to stain. Granite Stone is available in a wide array of colors. varieties of different colors and textures such as black, grey, pink, red, blue etc.
Granite has been extensively used as a dimension stone and as flooring tiles in public and commercial buildings and monuments. In some areas granite is used for gravestones and memorials. Granite is a hard stone and requires skill to carve by hand.
Granite being the hardest stone and because of its architecturally beautiful it is highly used as building stone. It takes a highly polished finish and also available in variety of other finishes. Granite is available in a broad spectrum of colors ranging from nearly pure white to nearly pure black. The infusion of various minerals in varying compositions during the formation of granite provide differing patterns as well as colors. Naturally granite is available in colors like black, ruby red, pewter, mauve, rustic and gray. The typical applications of granite is that it is used as a building stone, architectural aggregate, track & trail pathways, decorative landscape stone, decorative rip rap stone and a source of economically valuable minerals.