Types of Granite

What type of rock is granite?

Granite is natural and is the most popular igneous rock in Statewide Granite.

Lots of people can easily identify granite since it's frequently used for building and everyday use.


Granite Definition

Granite is a coarse-grained, light-colored igneous rock. The natural stone is made up of primarily feldspars and quartz with some mica and amphibole minerals, as well. Granite has visible grains and is harder than marble. Those in the granite industry who fabricate, sell, and purchase stone slabs call the natural stone "granite." This may include stones like gneiss, basalt, monzonite, diabase, pegmatite, gabbro, syenite, anorthosite, schist, diorite, granodiorite, and many other rocks, all simply called "granite."


Types of Granite Use

The granite industry uses granite to create objects for everyday use like tiles for the floor or walls, countertops, paving stones, curbs, stair treads, and building veneers.

When granite is quarried from Earth, it's cut into blocks or slabs. These slabs and blocks need specific width, length, and thickness. The industry uses them for different purposes based on these characteristics.

All granite types are great for everyday use due to strength and durability, including water and tear resistance. Floors, walls, and countertops are made of different granite types, but they are always beautiful because they are polished until they shine perfectly.

These characteristics lead to all types of granite being highly desirable for commercial and residential uses.