Granite is an igneous rock. It is formed as a result of the slow crystallisation of molten magma at depth in the earth’s crust. Uplift and erosion has over millions of years resulted in this material outcropping at the surface. The minerals, which make up granite, are generally quartz, feldspars and various mafic minerals (amphiboles, pyroxenes, micas and secondary materials). It is the size, distribution and precise chemistry of these minerals, which give the granite its colour. The silica content of granite should be at least 70%. In the stone industry, Granite has been a term applied to almost all igneous rocks and schists, traditionally any very hard crystalline rock (quartz based as opposed to marble).
Granite can be worked to achieve every type of finish from traditional hand tooled, flame texture, sandblasted, acid washed or honed to highly polished mirror finished. Granite has greater strength than sandstone, limestone and marble and is respectively more difficult to quarry. They also contain a small amount of mica which causes the surface to sparkle in the sunlight. Our granite tiles are very reasonably priced. In fact it is often less than concrete pavers.
Available in 400x400x20mm