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* A VERY HARD NATURAL IGNEOUS ROCK FORMATION there is no starting point in this
OF VISIBLY CRYSTALLINE TEXTURE FORMED OF QUARTZ cycle which has been going on for
AND OR THOCLASE OR MICROLINE. Millions of years
HOW GRANITE IS FORMED?
Granite is formed from volcano lava, also known as magma. When it is compressed repeatedly, it turns to approximately 60% of feldspar, 30% of mica, and 10% of quartz. The rust on the Earth gives more of the yellow and golden-brown colours to the igneous rock. The rock with more quartz and mica, glitters more.
Granite is available all over the world now. Until the millennium, Italians were untouchable in the granite industry .With their wise knowledge, traditional background and with advanced technology, they were ruling the granite industry, we all know Italians are base and the backbone for the construction industry .Because of the industry growth ,now countries like Brazil, India and China, joined the race and they were very successful. Even though China does not have much quaries ,they are taking a leading role by selling the low quality thinner granite ,in their “dollar shop trend . It’s Ok…!”WHAT YOU PAY IS WHAT YOU GET”
India produces more colors & Leading in granite quarrying process. From India, We get around 300 popular colors and they are the largest quarries in the world. Most of the Indian granites are ‘Solid Rocks’ and they are very traditional and standard colors. Brazil stands second in the quarrying industry . Brazil produces more of the amazing , exotic colors than any other country second in the world. Roughly around 120 to 150 popular colors are coming from Brazil. Most of the Exotic granites are low dense stone… Still … Playing the main role in the granite industry .now a days ,the granite has become a very demanding product . All over the world the quarrying process geared up very well in the last few years.
GRANITE will SCRATCH… will CRACK… will BREAK… will STAIN…
Granite though it’s MILLIONS of years old . A ‘HARD ROCK’… still porous material. If anyone say ‘NO’ for crack and stain.. don’t believe them. Don’t abuse it .Follow the tips from ‘How to Maintain’ page to keep this alive for information ,to clear and questions please visit www.findstone.com or www.marble-institute.com
RADIATION IN GRANITE ….. IS IT TRUE?
Yes it’s true. Granite emit radon gas...!!! As I said, the igneous rock, which pushes up toward the surface, becomes granite. In some places on its path, igneous rock comes across radioactive substance too. Radiation is what you cannot see, smell or feel. Most of the researchers declared that radiation in granite is not harmful unless you have cancer patient at home and if you would really like to have a granite countertop. Please test the stone with “Radon test kit”. In 2008, ‘radiation in granite’ become a very popular topic , So many of the house owners, who already had granite and panicked .I am not a scientist, not a researcher. I am not good at those topics. So I cannot declare a proper answer for this.