Rock hard: This shimmering rock is known for being particularly robust and especially durable. These qualities come from its components: feldspar, quartz and mica. Not only is its durability inherited , from these materials but also its incredible colour spectrum.
Depending on how, where and for what the rock is used, the colourful, granulated pieces come resplendent in a variety of tones. The colour palette reaches from fine grey through brilliant yellow to idyllic blue and vibrant red.
Mixed in with this variety of colours are tiny specks of crystals which give the stone its trademark sparkle.
The many uses of granite are as varied and intricate as its colours.
When it comes to construction, granite is prized primarily for its unrelenting strength, which also serves to make it extremely weather-resistant and as such it is chiefly used in the construction of houses, streets and gardens.
It can be used for flagstones, external wall cladding or kerb stones. But because it is attractive as well as practical and low maintenance, it is often also found in interior design: it is extremely robust, able to withstand scratches, cuts and heat. So don't be surprised at finding this granular stone as worktops, sinks or even cooking equipment in a kitchen, not to mention its perfect natural design as a waterproof surface for bathrooms, or indeed anywhere in your house!
The special finish of polished granite has provided inspiration for fashion, too: from cushions made with granite-effect fabrics all the way through to real granite jewellery.