Quarried on all continents and transported over the seven seas, granite has been used as a building and ornamental stone for over centuries and is regarded as a symbol of strength and durability. Granite is an igneous natural stone created by extreme heat and pressure and cooled down deep in the earth’s crust. Other hard rock types are sometimes also commercially named granites – for ease of use – although purely geological they belong to a different (sub)classification.
This very strong natural stone is highly suited for internal use (kitchen worktops, vanities, bath surrounds, window sills, flooring, staircases, fireplaces, cladding, thresholds, table tops) as well as external use (patios, facades). Granite comes in a variety of colours, textures and thickness.
The colours we see in a granite are determined by the combination of minerals – such as f.i. feldspar, biotite, quartz etc. – present in the stone. Deep black colours, multi-coloured, exotic appearances with veins, quiet look, busy with nice colour swirls: choice galore within the big granite family. This material is 100% natural and every granite – even within the exact same type – can have a unique appearance that is different every single time.