Red background with light blue quartz dots. The medium crystalline texture makes it suitable for facades and other construction details. This stone is used worldwide in a number of large projects. It is a hard stone with not much of colour variation.
It is mainly used for flooring, cladding, kitchen counters and table tops. It looks best when it is glossy however honed, flamed and river-washed finishes are also available. Available in both slabs and tiles.
Granite is an igneous rock. Igneous rocks form when molten rock cools and solidifies or crystallizes.
The rate at which the molten rock cools determines its texture. When the rock cool slowly, it is made up of large crystals because the crystals had a long time to grow before the crystallization process was finished. This forms a coarse-grained texture.
On the other hand, rocks formed by the rapid cooling of lava at the earth's surface, are made up of tiny crystals because crystallization was completed within a few seconds, hours, or perhaps days.
Minerals within granite typically appear as small flecks throughout the stone, creating, a "salt and pepper" look. Other types have veining similar to marble.
Granite comes in a variety of colors and can be highly polished or finished in other ways.