Granite is one of the three types of igneous rock. It is essentially formed from hot, liquefied magma and it’s usually found in the tectonic plates of the earth’s crust. Granite contains many types of minerals in it including quartz, feldspar and hornblende. As the magma cools off, these types of minerals form the crystals that are seen when the granite is cut and polished. The primary chemicals that constitute granite are silicon dioxide and aluminium oxide.


Abrasion: Granite offers high levels of resistance to abrasion and scratching due to the hardness of the stone.

Chemicals: Granite is essentially resistant to all chemicals found in the domestic setting, nonetheless there could be minerals in the granite which are susceptible to certain acids.

Stain resistance: Granites are less vulnerable to permanent staining compared to other stones due to a very low absorption rate.

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