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Granite - Origins and characteristics

It is always good to know!

There must be a terminological and semantic distinction between Granit and granite. The stonemasons use the term "Granit" as a general term while from a purely geological point of view, it is appropriate to speak of "granite".

The granite is a crystalline rock formed by an assembly of crystals of feldspar, quartz, and mica. It is an igneous rock that comes from the slow cooling and crystallization of magma deep within the earth (dated about 400 million years ago). Side shades, colors may vary from light gray to black, shades of pink, red, white, or blue.

The granites are formed under high pressure in the lower layers of the Earth, so they are harder stones and therefore more wear resistant than other materials such as marble. Loaded quartz, is recommended for floor kitchen or bathroom to their near-zero absorption and resistance to abrasion and scratching. Such as basalt, granite is also one of the most difficult materials to work for stone carvers.

If the indoor use is unlimited, it is also found outside in very different formats: paving gardens, fountains Japanese gardens, or palisades.

Where do you find granite?

The granites are widespread in the earth's crust. Large granite quarries are located in India, China, Brazil, France (particularly in Britain), Italy, Spain, South Africa and Scandinavia.

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"Granite is the most powerful son of Mother Nature" Goethe.