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GRANITE is one of the most popular building materials. It has been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications. Granite dimension stone is used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments and many other exterior projects. Indoors, polished granite slabs and tiles are used in countertops, tile floors, stair treads and many other design elements. Granite is a prestige material, used in projects to produce impressions of elegance and quality.
Granite by definition is a common; course grained, extremely hard, igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz, mica and feldspar with some other minerals splashed here and there for variety. The minerals occur in different proportions, giving each its own unique color, texture, and structure. Due to the rock forming minerals in granite it scores high on Mohs's hardness scale making it a great candidate for any application. Since granite is also seemingly unaffected by acidic foods it seems to be the number one choice for kitchen countertops. However besides your kitchen countertop, granite is steadily finding its way on top bathroom vanities, shower walls, tub surrounds or your family room fireplace, this stone will very easily withstand everyday wear and tear and remain the focal point of any room.
It is recommended that a seal is maintained since it still will absorb liquids left on its surface, at a slower rate than other natural stones, yet nevertheless it is a good idea to help insure the longevity and quality of a fabrication and installation job well done.
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