Throwback Thursday: Natural Granite

New Hampshire is proudly “The Granite State”. We have granite curbs and unfortunately, we discover granite when digging for a foundation. When you hike above the tree line… granite is all over!

Granite is a stone formed from fire and consists of quartz, feldspar and mica. This stone was once a molten flowing mass much like lava, and as it cooled down it became very dense and hard. In fact, granite is second only to diamonds in its hardness. Because it is resistant to blistering, scratching, cracking and scorching, granite is the number one choice in natural stone for kitchen, bath, and commercial countertops.

Small samples cannot give a good overall picture of a high-movement stone, it is wise to see the slab prior to the selection or fabrication.The word “granite” comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a holocrystalline rock. The term ‘granite’ also applies to a group of intrusive igneous rocks with similar textures and slight variations on composition and origin.

With so many choices, which one is your favorite?


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