Natural Stone Selection – Granite.
Choosing the right natural stone for your surfacing project; whether it be backsplash, countertops, walls or flooring tile, depends upon knowing the attributes of the stone with which you will be working. So, let consider the natural stone called granite.
Granite is an igneous rock formed from magma with at least 20% quartz by volume and at least 35% of the feldspar in granite is alkali feldspar. It is the alkali feldspar that gives many granites a distinctive pink color. A siliceous stone, composed mainly of silica or quartz-like particles, it tends to be very durable and easy to clean. Stones in this category are granite, slate and sandstone.