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All about Granite

July 22, 2020 2:55 pm

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Granite is an igneous rock with light coloured grains that are large enough to be seen with the naked eye. It is formed as magma slowly crystallises beneath the surface of the Earth.  This mineral composition of granite usually provides red, pink, grey, or white shades with dark minerals visible throughout the stone.

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Granite is the most well-known of igneous rocks. Granite is highly recognisable as it is the most prevalent igneous rock found on the surface of the earth and utilised to produce many common daily objects. Such objects include tiling, worktops, paving slabs, treads, building veneers and memorial headstones. For more details on Granite Headstones, visit a site like https://abbeymemorialsltd.co.uk/categories/granite-headstones/

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Granite can be found all around us – especially if you live in a city.

Granite Uses

This rock is the most frequent rock excavated as “dimension stone” which is a natural stone sliced into bricks or slabs of a desired width and length. Granite is tough and inert enough to withstand weathering, dense enough to take heavy weights and shines up into a glittering polish. These features make it a highly desirable type of stone.

Granite has been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications. Polished, as well as rough granite is used in construction, pavements, monuments and many other exterior projects. Inside, highly polished granite is applied to tiles, worktops, tiled flooring and a lot of practical and other decorative features.

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