What is Granite?
Granite is formed when magma, with a certain silica content, migrates into an environment where it cools slowly (over millions of years) solidifying and forming interlocking crystals. The general rule is that the slower the granite cools the larger the individual crystals, the faster it cools the smaller the crystals.
The common minerals are Quartz, Feldspars and Mica. Other minerals are present depending on the chemicals in the cooling magma.
Why choose Granite for a countertop?
Granite is perfect for a kitchen countertop as it is extremely hard natural stone. When sealed it become none porous so its extremely stain resistant. The heat from the kitchen is no problem for granite as its volcanic rock. Granite is very hard waring and scratch resistant. It comes in hundreds of colours and pattens and give a timeless look to any kitchen.
Granite can be finished in different textures. Polished, Honed, River washed and leathered.
The selection shown is just some of the granite stocked by us and our wholesalers. If you can't fine what you're looking for please get in touch and we will do all we can to make sure you find what you're after. We have large samples of over 30 popular granite colours in our showroom if you would prefer to see them close up.
Please be aware that stock could appear different due to natural variation.