Granite is classified as an ingneous rock and is formed by the cooling & and crystallisation of lava, underneath the earths crust and consists predominently of Quartz, Mica, Feldspar and Plagioclase Feldspar.
The proportion and type of each mineral give an individually patterned and coloured stone.
Granite offers beauty, easy care and durability and is the hardest stone after the diamond, with very dense grain, making it virtually impervious to stain.
It can be used to cut and chip, rest hot pans on without damaging its surface finish. Its smooth structure means that it provides few havens for bacteria and is therefore ideally suited for kitchen worktops.
It is often found in upscale sophisticated residences, palaces and hotels through the world due to its texture and lustre.
Natural stone provides the look and feel of elegance through quality and strength that can never be reached by other materials.
In granite, a certain amount of "movement" or grain is usually expected and many people find the flow and the blending of colours to be the most compelling reason for using genuine stone.
Today, granite has very many applications in the commercial and domestic world including tiles, wall cladding, flooring and kitchen worktops and splash backs, bathroom surfaces, pub bar tops, restaurant tables and worktops, fire places, water features, headstones and gravestones.