It is the hardest architectural stone, making it ideal for counter tops and high-traffic areas. A visibly granular, igneous rock; generally ranging in color from near-white through the spectrum of golds, pinks, greens and blues, to grays and blacks, granite consists primarily of quartz, mica and feldspar.
Stone tiles can be polished, honed, antiqued or chiseled, and are fabricated in many different sizes — extending well beyond the standard 12 x 12 inches. Combining varying-sized pieces to form a modular floor pattern is a subtle way to spice up a kitchen or bath design. Contributing to more innovative designs in these rooms are exotic granites. These materials are being imported from countries such as Italy, Brazil, and India, and they are being employed for kitchen counter tops and islands as well as bathroom vanity tops and tub decks.
The use of granite is almost limitless from kitchen counter tops, to floors and walls, offering an elegant and practical solution to many design issues.