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Granite


Granite Countertops

Granite is a common widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. Granite usually has a medium- to coarse-grained texture. Occasionally some individual crystals (phenocrysts) are larger than the groundmass, in which case the texture is known as porphyritic. A granitic rock with a porphyritic texture is sometimes known as a porphyry. Granites can be pink to gray in color, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy. By definition, granite is an igneous rock with at least 20% quartz by volume. Granite differs from granodiorite in that at least 35% of the feldspar in granite is alkali feldspar as opposed to plagioclase; it is the alkali feldspar that gives many granites a distinctive pink color. Outcrops of granite tend to form tors and rounded massifs. Granites sometimes occur in circular depressions surrounded by a range of hills, formed by the metamorphic aureole or hornfels. Granite is usually found in the continental plates of the Earth’s crust.

Limestone Colors and Textures

Yellow_River
giallo-veneziano
Verde_Butterfly
Verde_Butterfly
Verde_Butterfly
Verde_Butterfly
Verde_Butterfly-dakota
Verde_Butterfly
Verde_Butterfly
imperial-white
Vyara_Gold
Saphire_Blue
Vyara_Gold
Vyara_Gold
Steel_Grey
Kashmir_Gold
Kashmir_Gold
Kashmir_Gold
Kashmir_Gold
ice-blue
Scuri
Santa_Cecilia
Volga_Blue
Volga_Blue
Volga_Blue
Volga_Blue
Volga_Blue
Volga_Blue
Matrix
Matrix
Maroon_Caster
Maroon_Caster
Maroon_Caster
Maroon_Caster
Maroon_Caster
Maroon_Caster
Spectrus
Lapidus
Ivory_Chiffon
ghibli
forest-green
forest-gold
emerald-white
emerald-pearl
diamond-red
desert-sand
delicatus-splendor
delecatus-lite
crema-bordeaux
creama-romano
cream-persa
cosmic-black
colonial-gold
colonial-cream
cafe-imperial
cafe-brown
brown-antique
blues-in-the-night
blue-pearl
blue-pearl
black-titanium
black-pearl
black-galaxy
bianco-romano
bianco-antico
baltic-brown
absolute-black


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