Things to know about granite.
History shows many important buildings have used granite in their construction. For example, archaeologists have found evidence that the first granite temple was built in India in the 11th century AD. Many ancient pyramids in Egypt were also constructed of granite.
Formed by volcanic materials, this beautiful material has been found throughout the world. Granite that is formed slowly produces a coarse grained texture while that which is formed quickly has a fine to medium grained texture. Different colors are formed by the penetration of various liquids and mineral gases during its formation.
Choosing granite over tile, vinyl, quartz and laminate has many advantages. In contrast to these other materials, when properly sealed, granite resists heat, scratches and cold. In addition to home use, this tough material is used in the construction industry. Its durability can be seen in the many cemetery and memorial stones which have stood for years in all kinds of weather.