Giallo Ornamental Granite
Steel Grey Granite
Indian Copper Brown Granite
What is Granite and Where Does it Come From?
Granite is a hard, tough, igneous rock that is widely distributed in the Earth’s continental crust. It is medium to coarse-grained and consists of a number of minerals, especially members of the feldspar group and quartz. It varies in composition and comes in a range of colors, such as white, pink, buff, gray, and black, often occurring in combination. Given its ruggedness and wide distribution, it has been used as a construction stone since antiquity, including some of the pyramids. Today, granite continues to be used in buildings and monuments. In addition, given its strength and aesthetic appeal, it is used for kitchen countertops and flooring tiles.
The United States is a leading producer of granite. In 2016 more than 580,000 tons of granite were produced in quarries across the country.
One of the largest quarries in Missouri is located in Graniteville.
Delicatus Ice Granite
Black Pearl Granite
Azul Platino Granite
Ashen White Granite
New Venetian Granite
Santa Cecelia Light Granite
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR GRANITE COUNTERTOPS
To clean your granite countertops on a daily basis, simply wipe them down with a warm, soapy rag. For a deeper clean, use a special granite cleaner or make your own by combining dish detergent and rubbing alcohol. You may accidentally remove the seal if you don’t use an appropriate cleanser.
Never use ammonia, vinegar, or lemon cleaners, which are all acidic and may eat away at the granite surface.