Granite comes from deep inside the earth, typically found in the continental plates, and is formed from magma. It is comprised of quartz, mica, and feldspar. Granite has been used for building purposes since The Red Pyramid of Egypt, 26th century BC. In the 1800’s Alexander MacDonald invented steam powered tools. With those tools granite became the choice material for sculpture and memorials. Now, in the modern day we have computer assisted machines and diamond bladed saws that allow us to make custom countertops, and vanities. We even have the ability to make small cutting boards and lazy susans. Thousands of years ago that kind of small detail would have been near impossible.
Granite is a beautiful all natural addition to any improvement project inside or out. Granite is heat and scratch resistant as well as naturally bacteria resistant. It’s durability and elegant appearance make it a fantastic choice. It doesn’t matter how many pieces of granite with the same name you see, there are no two exactly alike.