Interesting Granite Facts

Why do so many homeowners opt for granite for their kitchen and bathroom countertops in Phoenix? Granite is a beautiful material that gives a home character and style. Because of its unique coloring and intricate veining in each slab, no two granite countertops are the same. Granite is known to be strong, scratch resistant, and heat resistant. But what is granite and where does it come from? To learn a few interesting facts about granite keep reading:

  1. Granite makes up more than 60% of the Earths continental crust and is made up mostly of quartz and feldspar.

  2. It is naturally rough and textured but it is grounded and polished for countertop manufacturing.

  3. Most granite slabs are imported from Brazil.

  4. Granite’s unique coloring is caused by the different amounts of quartz, feldspar, mica and other similar materials in the stone. Feldspar, in particular, allows the granite to come in hues of pink, blue, white, brown, and more.

  5. Granite is one of the strongest materials in the world making it ultra durable which is why we love to use it in our homes. It is so strong you can cut right on it. (However, we do not recommend this so you don’t ruin your knives)

  6. Ancient Egyptians consistently used granite for monuments and statues such as the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Red Pyramid.

  7. Mountain climbers love granite because of its texture and its ability to stay intact and not crumble under their feet.

  8. Apart from it being used in countertops, it is also used on gravestones, floor tiles, curbing, and memorials.

  9. Mount Rushmore, Yosemite Valley and the White Mountains are all made up of granite.

Installing granite in your home can completely transform your space. It is durable, easy to clean and gorgeous. When searching for affordable granite countertops in Arizona, consider using Granite Karma. The top Phoenix kitchen granite countertop service providing fabrication and installation of granite and quartz counters.

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