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Improve Any Room With Granite Surfaces

At Sal's Marble & Granite in Jacksonville, Florida, we encourage our customers to consider granite for their home building and renovation projects because of its natural beauty and durability. If you didn't already know, granite is a gorgeous stone often used for countertops and flooring in kitchens and bathrooms.

Real, natural granite has many appealing qualities, such as durability, scratch-resistance, and a rich design that is unmatched by synthetic materials. Its hardness and resistance to scratching or gouging makes granite cutting boards and granite countertops ideal for any home. If you're looking to add granite surfaces to your kitchen or bathroom, let us help you find the right color and style to match your design goals. We take pride in seeing our customers satisfied with the end results of a challenging home improvement project.

All About Granite

Granite is a naturally formed, igneous rock that is harvested from quarries in certain regions. From there, it is cut, polished, sealed, and installed in homes across the world. Granite is available in many natural styles and colors, such as black, pink, brown, and gray, along with 275 other varieties. Its durability, hardness, and easy maintenance make it the perfect stone for countertops in bathrooms and kitchens.

Granite's many colors are due to the various minerals that are found in the rock naturally. Granite comes from all over the world. Different regions and environmental factors contribute to its uniqueness. Varying conditions produce different minerals within those regions where the granite is formed. These unique minerals, and the differing degrees to which they are present, result in granites with separate hues, textures, and color patterns.

L Shape Countertop

In addition to its main component, quartz crystal, granite also contains various amounts of feldspar, mica, copper, iron, and other metals. Some granite may even have bits of gold or silver. These are all formed into a hard stone by heat and pressure over time. While the rock is forming, rain adds other minerals to the granite. The amount of the ingredients, as well as the way the granite is formed, depends on the region. Granite is available on every continent and in every country, and the granite from each region is unique to that region.