CANGELOSI
Register For Our Newsletter
 
Previous
Next
 
$errorCode = 76
xml_error_string() = Mismatched tag
xml_get_current_line_number() = 11
xml_get_current_column_number() = 8
xml_get_current_byte_index() = 743
 
 


What Is Granite?

Granite is a preferred surface in both residential and commercial buildings, not only because it is visually striking, but because it took ages to create. Granite was formed deep in the earth, and is the end result of heat and pressure applied over thousands of years.

Granite is called as an igneous rock that is further described as “intrusive”. Granite was formed when liquid magma is forced between layers of rock, where it ultimately cools and forms a layer of its own. Granite magma in fact carries many potential origins but it must also break in other rocks. Most of the granite intrusions are emplaced at depth within the coating, normally greater than 1.5 km and up to 50 km depth within thick continental coating.

Granite is a merger of precious elements such as quartz, feldspar and mica among few other trace elements. The cooling process of granite is quite slow, the new layers of rock are protected by the layers above and below where the molten magma had been forced. The mineral elements that have been balanced in the cooling magma define the crystalline look of this unique natural stone. Due the hard origin and the lengthy process, granite creates an amazingly hard and durable surface.

Granite has been used extensively as dimensional stone and tiles in residential and commercial buildings and in making monuments. With large amounts of acid rain in parts of the globe, granite has started to replace marble as a monument material, since it is much more durable. Polished granite has been an admired choice for kitchen countertops due to its durability and visual qualities.

 

Granite Process

Raw granite is removed for the quarry in large blocks. These blocks are cut into slabs or tiles by means of wire saws that are treated with assorted types of durable abrasives, such as sand, diamond and aluminum oxide. Saws are widely used with water as a coolant.

In the case of granite tiles and slabs, high-pressure water jets are also used to cut the granite in tandem with most traditional wire saws. Once the process of cutting is complete, granite undergoes three processes, which makes it recognizable as tile flooring or countertop slabs. They are polished on one side, calibrated and gauged. These latter two terms refer to the process of creating the back of each granite tile and slab as even as possible, and the edges converted as square as possible respectively. Once completed, the granite tile and slab it is ready to install.

Granite is a solid vibrant rock, appropriate for many applications due to its durability. There are various shades of granite such as grey, brown, red and green. If you are looking for the granite countertops for your kitchen, Cangelosi will offer expertise in selecting the best material for your application.

 

The colors represented here are a sampling of available materials. Additional colors are available.

  Granite Samples
 
Sunset Gold granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Sunset Gold
Rosa Beta granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Rosa Beta
Santa Barbara granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Santa Barbara
Santa Venetia granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Santa Venetia
Tunas Green granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Tunas Green
Giallo Ornamental granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Giallo Ornamental
Gris Carmel granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Gris Carmel
American Mohogany granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
American Mahogany
Imperial Brown granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Imperial Brown
Blue Eyes granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Blue Eyes
African Red granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
African Red
Amazon Blue granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Amazon Blue
Baltic Green granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Baltic Green
Bianco Romano granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Bianco Romano
Brazilian Black granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Brazilian Black
Blue Bahia granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Blue Bahia
Brown Pearl Midnight granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Brown Pearl Midnight
Cafe Brown granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Cafe Brown
Colonial Dream granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Colonial Dream
Cambrian Black granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Cambrian Black
Castor Brown granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Castor Brown
Golden Leaf granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Golden Leaf
Golden Oak granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Golden Oak
Golden Sunset granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Golden Sunset
Impala Black granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Impala Black
Imperial White granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Imperial White
Indian Tropical Green granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Indian Tropical Green
Ivory Elegance granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Ivory Elegance
Ivory Gold granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Ivory Gold
Jurassic Green granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Jurassic Green
Kashmir Gold granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Kashmir Gold
Kashmir White granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Kashmir White
Labrador Antique granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Labrador Antique
Black Labrador granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Black Labrador
Paladio granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Paladio
Red Marinaci granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Red Marinaci
Rosewood granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Rosewood
Santa Cecelia Dark granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Santa Cecelia Dark
Seafoam Green granite in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Seafoam Green
Tunas Green
Tunas Green

 

 
  PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS OF USE | SITEMAP | CONTACT US | COPYRIGHT© CANGELOSI COMPANIES
Call Us! (281) 499-0561 Facebook Twitter  
Granite Limestone Soapstone Marble Travertine OnyxSilestone/Sensa Granite Slate IceStone