Granite,is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their mineralogy.
The word “granite” comes from the Latin “granum”, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a holocrystalline rock. Strictly speaking, granite is an igneous rock with between 20% and 60% quartz by volume, and at least 35% of the total feldspar consisting of alkali feldspar. A worldwide average of the chemical composition of granite, by weight percent, based on 2485 analyses: SiO2 72.04% (silica), Al2O3 14.42% (alumina) , K2O 4.12% , Na2O 3.69%, CaO 1.82%, FeO 1.68%, Fe2O3 1.22%, MgO 0.71%, TiO2 0.30%, P2O5 0.12%, MnO 0.05%.
Buildings: Granite has been extensively used as worktop and as flooring tiles in public and commercial buildings and monuments.We are quite good at buildings project since 2005 year. Including public project like Malaga airport VIP and lobby area,in Spain and private villa house, in Russia USA and Kuwait countries.
Absorbency: Granite is impervious to water and is in fact, less absorbent than most solid surfaces. It is commonly used as building material for high-rise buildings due to its ability to withstand gale force winds and rain. It is the primary product for kitchen counter tops because of its ability to repel water, stay hygienic and clean.
Stains: Granite is resistant to stain provided any liquid spilled on its top is wiped away as quickly as possible. However, even water can soak into a granite top and leave a dark spot. This though, will vaporize within minutes. Liquids that do not evaporate such as oil, if left on the granite top, will seep into through and cause a staining mark. Most stains (including oil stains) can be removed. This will draw out the oil from the stone Lost polish: Over the years, without adequate care and maintenance, your granite may lose its polish and shine. Generally, it does not require intense maintenance. However, annual re-polishing and sealing are recommended to maintain that just-installed look.
Scratches: Granite is nearly always massive (lacking any internal structures), hard and tough, and therefore it has gained widespread use throughout human history as a construction stone. The average density of granite is between 2.65 and 2.75 g/cm3 (165.4 – 171.7 lb/ft3), its compressive strength usually lies above 200 MPa, and its viscosity near STP is 3–6 • 1019 Pa·s.Granite is highly scratch resistant and normal daily use will not adversely affect your top.
Maintenance: Routine cleaning using the right products is generally all that is required to maintain the beauty of your stone. Maintenance will assist to restore original shine. This involves a re-application of a penetrating sealer and rebuffing where necessary.Bacteria is found everywhere in our environment including all solid kitchen surfaces. Regular cleaning of your granite, like any other top is recommended using an anti-bacterial soap or other recommended cleaning products.
Heat: Granite is heat resistant and can withstand the heat of cooking pots and pans without damage.
Color: Granite is composed of a variety of minerals each of which has specific performance properties. The hardest mineral commonly found in granite is quartz. This is a somewhat translucent white/gray colored mineral that is responsible for the hardness of granite. In addition, each granite stone varies in color, shading, texture and veining. No two are the same.
Health: Granite is a natural source of radiation, like most natural stones.There is some concern that some granite sold as countertops or building material may be hazardous to health. Don’ worry, A study of granite countertops was done in November 2008 by National Health and Engineering Inc. of USA. In this test, all of the 39 full-size granite slabs that were measured for the study showed radiation levels well below the European Union safety standards and radon emission levels well below the average outdoor radon concentrations in the US. National geological survey organizations are accessible online to assist in assessing the risk factors in granite country and design rules relating, in particular, to preventing accumulation of radon gas in enclosed basements and dwellings.Bacteria is found everywhere in our environment including all solid kitchen surfaces. Regular cleaning of your granite, like any other top is recommended using an anti-bacterial soap or other recommended cleaning products.
Cost: Granite and related marble industries are considered one of the oldest industries in the world; existing as far back as Ancient Egypt.Major modern exporters of granite include China, India, Italy, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Spain and the United States.Granite is usually competitively prices compared to other high-end solid surfaces. It offers an unmatched value with its natural beauty, elegance, longevity and style. Besides, it allows you to express your individual taste and style since no two granite colors are the same. When compared to other solid surfaces, granite offers a value that is unmatched.