Why Choose Granite?
In a word, beauty. Each quarry has a unique palette of colours, making your selection distinctive.
Granite has been used since ancient times as it is a very durable building material. On Mohs scale of hardness where 1 is talc and 10 is diamond, granite is rated 8/10. Granite is a lasting investment. Rather than being formed in the silent depths of bodies of water from bodies of beings, granite is born in the fiery centre of molten mantle deep within the Earth.
Granite is formed at temperatures around 760°C. From its molten origins, it cools and crystallises and its structure becomes granular. This intense heat creates a very hard and durable stone. As a result this stone is able to withstand heat from hot cookware or liquid better than its water-born cousins from the marble family.
The Inca walls of Cusco are enormous granite blocks that fit together so precisely that there was no need for mortar to hold them together. These walls have withstood the force of numerous earthquakes that destroyed a great deal of the Spanish architecture that was built on top of them.