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Schmidt Countertops Stock Granite

What is Granite?


This question has been around for a long time, and it’s difficult to get a straight answer. Searching on, gives you several sources for answers, from the very scientific:

Granite is a common and widely-occurring group of intrusive felsic igneous rocks that form at great depths and pressures under continents. Granite consists of orthoclase and plagioclase feldspars, quartz, hornblende, biotite, muscovite and minor accessory minerals such as magnetite, garnet, zircon and apatite. Rarely, a pyroxene is present. Ordinary granite always carries a small amount of plagioclase, but when this is absent the rock is referred to as alkali granite. An increasing proportion of plagioclase feldspar causes granite to pass into granodiorite. A rock consisting of equal proportions of orthoclase and plagioclase plus quartz may be considered a quartz monzonite. A granite containing both muscovite and biotite micas is called a binary granite. The average density is 2.75 g/cm3 with a range of 1.74 to 2.80.


to the very basic:


Granite is crystalline rock that is harder than marble with large mineral grains.


But no matter how you define it, everyone can agree that Granite countertops can give you home a very pleasing look. View some of our stock granite colors below.

Magma Leathered

Light Santa Cecilia

White Napoli


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