Granite

What is Granite?

Granite Granite forms when bits of quartz and feldspar are pushed up out of the liquid rock beneath the earth’s crust, so it’s one kind of igneous rock. The word “granite” comes from the Latin word “granum”, a grain, because granite is made of lots of smaller bits of quartz and feldspar stuck together (think …

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History of marble

A General History of Marble

The use and history of marble in architecture dates back thousands of years to ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures. Capable of bearing immense weight, marble was ideally suited for monolithic columns and supporting structures in public, private, and religious buildings. From the richly coloured red floor of the basilica of Saint Paul in Rome to …

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Caesarstone

The Facts About Caesarstone

Caesarstone in your home Designing an interior is not exactly easy. There are many people to please, designs to consider and creative options to consider. The choices are endless and the details are dizzying. Just selecting countertops and other interior surfaces is enough to keep you second-guessing yourself for months. Caesarstone is one of the …

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Uses of Marble - Lincoln Memorial

The Many Uses of Marble

From monuments to crushed stone to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, very few rocks have as many uses as marble. Read this article for more on the uses of marble. The Properties of Marble and Its Uses Very few rocks have as many uses as marble. It is used for its beauty in architecture and sculpture. It …

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Countertop Q& A

Granite Slab Countertops Q&A

Common Granite countertop questions answered. Q: What defines granite slab countertops? Besides the material–granite–it’s the slab sizing of the material. And no, not all granite countertops are slab. Two other types of granite countertops found often are tile granite and modular granite counters. Another difference is that slab granite counters require no backing material (though …

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The uses of granite

Uses of granite

 The many uses of granite Granite as a Building Material Granite is one of the most popular building materials. It has been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications. Granite dimension stone is used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments and many other exterior projects. Indoors, polished granite slabs and tiles are …

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