What Is Granite?
When you buy a granite countertop, what you’re getting is one of different kinds of rock. True, granite is igneous, meaning it’s been formed from lava. What’s in your granite will depend on where it was formed, how long it took to cool, and more. That’s why granite comes in a range of colors and crystal sizes. Each granite deposit is always as unique as the volcano that created it.
The natural stone in your granite might contain silica, mica, feldspar, or quartz along with a variety of other minerals. Or it might not be granite or even igneous rock at all. Sedentary type rocks such as dolomites, breccias, and gabbros are also sometimes used.
For most people, the chemical makeup of their granite is less important than how it looks, but these variations do have an effect on how your granite is cleaned. Some types of granite are harder than others while some stain more easily. At Stat we are well versed in what stains your particular surface and which cleaners you can (or can’t) use on your granite countertops in Charlotte.