Formed several miles below the surface of a young Earth over 300 million years ago, granite is one of the most durable natural stones on the planet. It is second only to the diamond in terms of hardness but far above any other natural stone in terms of the variety of colors and patterns in which it is naturally found.
Granite quarries can be found all over the world. Traditional sources like Italy and Canada have been joined by new granite mines in India and China. Granite quarries can be found throughout the United States with most of it coming from the eastern and upper Midwest portions of the country.
The color and pattern of granite depends on its composition and source. Most granite slabs contain mica, feldspar, and quartz with a smattering of other minerals like pyroxene and biotite. A unique mix of minerals gives rise to an almost infinite variation of colors and patterns. This is what makes granite so versatile and a decorator’s dream. The possibilities it presents to a homeowner in terms of décor and use are practically limitless.
Granite is not only durable and beautiful, it is also easy to maintain. Naturally heat and stain-resistant, granite will not chip, scratch, or crack under normal use. This makes it the ideal material for indoor and outdoor kitchens. They are also widely used in bathrooms and as windowsills and fireplace mantels.
Premier Surfaces has been supplying Atlanta residents and business owners with some of the finest granite for over 10 years. They source their granite from all over the world and stock only the best slabs of granite for their clients. Always delivered on time and installed by professionally trained installers using the latest cutting and shaping technology, Premier Surfaces guarantees all work they undertake.
When considering using granite for your countertops, rely on Premier Surfaces not only to give you with the best selection and price, but also the best service. Installed by us, your granite surface will definitely last you a lifetime.