One of the real beauties of granite, for use in the home in kitchen countertops or granite bathroom countertops, is that you can choose from a wide range of colors and patterns. Each piece of granite has formed over time in the heat of the earth, and the exact makeup of the rocks varies, leading to differences in color. The length of time taken to cool the rock when it was formed, will also cause variation in the look and finish, which means that your countertop will be entirely unique to you. Get something special for your home, with a granite countertop or vanity unit top.
What Is Granite And How Is It Formed?
Granite is an igneous rock, which meant is has been formed as molten rock has solidified in the hottest part of the earth. It’s a mix of different minerals, with quartz, feldspar and other elements. Granite has mineral crystals visible in it, which gives an attractive pattern and makes each piece of granite unique. The color range of granite is quite remarkable, making it a popular choice for countertops, tiles and many other items throughout the home. Hartford Granite is a proud supplier of a great range of natural granite rocks, which can be cut to fit countertops of all types.
Why Are There Different Colors Of Granite?
Granite forms when a molten mix of rock cools over time and solidifies. The color is then determined in part by the mix of minerals and rocks which was in the molten mix. There may be a higher level of quartz, more feldspar, potassium or other trace minerals, for example, all of which contribute to the final color of the rock we see today. There are also different levels of crystallization depending on how quickly the rock cooled, which contributes to the final look of the polished granite rock, as it gives a texture and depth.
What Granite Colors Can I Choose From?
Granite comes in a wide range of different colors, and in truth, no two pieces are exactly the same. There are different mixes of color and texture, which is what makes granite such a beautiful product to work with. Whatever you choose, you know you have a real unique, one off countertop for your kitchen or bathroom. Granite typically has a mix of colors including white, gray, black, red and pink.
Choosing Your Granite Countertop Color
Interested in learning more about our countertop and vanity top service? Our accomplished team at Hartford Granite is waiting for your call, and can help you choose the exact piece of granite to suit your needs. We can show you the colors on offer, and talk through the possibilities so that you can find something perfect. We will always offer great value, and as one of the leading granite fabricators in the whole of Connecticut, you can be sure that the granite we supply is extremely high quality.