Granite is an igneous rock which is formed as a result of the slow crystallisation of molten magma deep in the earth's crust. The existence of many diverse minerals, including quartz and felspars and their size and precise chemistry give the granite its distinctive, varied and beautiful colours.
Granite is used for numerous purposes due to its immense colours and structures and its high strength and durability under difficult climate conditions. The hard, dense, heavy nature of the rock makes it ideal for construction work on projects such as; units for bathrooms, blocks for houses, cladding for buildings, worktops for kitchens and so on.
Granite can be polished in various ways ultimately changing the appearance of the product from dull, to highly polished. This polished material is usually used as worktops or floor tiles in kitchens and bathrooms.
Granite is used in the construction of many of the world’s finest sculptures and buildings; the ancient pyramids in Egypt for instance. In the modern times however, granite is used in both interior and exterior of many important buildings worldwide.
Granite worktops undergo immense transformation starting with hundreds of meters of solid stone and ending with the remarkable highly polished worktops placed in luxurious kitchens.