Imported Stone Charlotte


 WHAT IS GRANITE?

Granite is formed deep below the surface of the earth, possibly at a depth of 30 miles. The igneous rock is the result of mounting forces and of plate tectonics. The pressure and friction of one plate running over another plate creates a meltdown zone. Molten rock at this depth will be pushed upward toward the earth's surface.

This creates some volcanoes and some granite magma chambers. The volcanoes lava will not make granite because it will cool too quickly. It is in the magma chambers that a slow cool down of melted rock will allow for the development of larger crystals. It is in the magma chambers that the forces of extreme heat, steam, great pressure, and vast amounts of time produce granite.

The magma chamber may take millions of years to cool, creating fantastic crystals, beautiful colors, and visual movement. Granite is composed of quartz, potassium feldspar and sodium feldspar, as well as the mirror constituents of Muscovite, Biotite and Amphibole (the last two being dark silicates). As more millions of years pass the magma chamber inches its way upward where it may finally be exposed as an outcropping or a mountain.

Examples of exposed granite would be Pike's Peek, Mount Rushmore or Yosemite National Park. Most magma chambers never make it to the surface. As granite is nearly as hard as diamond, it takes a diamond to cut it.


GRANITE COLORS

The following granite colors represent the most popular choices that we carry in stock. In addition we have our local distributors who collectively carry several thousand slabs of Granite, Quartz & Marble representing all colors and price ranges. Visiting them through us is an easy process and part of the service we offer our customers.

We can easily accommodate your specific requests.

Come to our showroom to see the unmatched beauty of granite in person. While visiting us, you can pick out the exact granite slab that you want to use for your countertop!

*Note: The color examples shown below are a digital representation of the granite colors. Each slab of granite is unique in appearance. These digital pictures may be subject to variation due to individual monitor settings.

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