The American Geological Institue (AGI) defines granites as an intrusive igneous rock (cooled slowly in the deep upper part of the Eart’s crust) composed of 25% to 35% quartz and over 50% potassium- and sodium-rich feldspars, with a common accessory mineral of less than 20%, usually muscovite (clear mica), biotite (dark, iron-bearing mica), or hornblende (amphibole).
The color of granite is governed largely by that of the feldpar, usually the most abundant mineral. However, it may be modified to some extend but the quartz, hornblend, or mica, if considerable amounts are present.
Granite is a product of nature with hundreds of varieties available, each possessing unique characteristics. Little can be done to alter the condition in which nature present the varieties to us. Therefores size and color varition may become a factor to consider in the selection of a particular granite.
Caesarstone quartz countertops.
Caeserstone countertops are compacted under intense vibration, vacuum, and pressure into dense, non-porous slabs. Polished finish, honed (matte) finish, and viento (textured) finish.
Comprised of 93% natural quartz, CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces and Countertops offer the ultimate combination of form and function, allowing for a diverse, durable, and practical countertop surfacing material. With its stain, scratch, and heat-resistant properties, CaesarStone is the ideal choice for care-free countertops. Our quartz surfacing is tough enough for the wear and tear on just about any interior surface and beautiful enough for every architectural and decorating scheme.
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