Granite is a natural stone, one of the hardest and oldest. Granite is igneous rock formed by the cooling and solidification of magma. The gradual cooling of this molten rock creates crystals of a singular mineral. Different minerals form at different periods of time as the rock is solidified and add to or change the look and the graining of the granite.
The stone is cut from rock beneath the earth’s surface from quarries around the world. It is then sawed into manageable sized slabs. As each rock mined is different, the actual size of the final slab can vary. The granite is then polished or textured, then shipped to wholesalers for consumer distribution.
Natural Stone is a Sustainable Material – lower energy user, lower CO2 emissions, and decreased water use! The sustainable benefits of stone, according to Natural Stone Institute: Natural material, durable, requires little to no maintenance, does not off-gas, preforms consistently through wide temperature changes, salvageable and recyclable, and is available regionally AND it adds unique character and timeless charm to your home!