Granite has turned out to be the leading option for quality kitchen, business and outdoor countertops. Besides adding a sturdy elegance, they are durable, brilliant and are easy to maintain for decades. It is formed from magma which was cooled over thousand years to form a rock.
The minerals found in granite are quartz, feldspars, mica and hornblende. Quartz is main component to crystallize so that it fills in extra space between other minerals. Its deficiency in chemical reactivity and cleavage with hardness gives attractive durable properties. K-feldspars present in granites give its color variations.
Depending on the geographic places of granite quarries, colors of granites vary and they look amazing. The granite colors do not fade away and the surface remains polished forever.
Granites come in variety of colors. Specific shades of granite depends from the country they are mined. Some of them are as follows:
Beige is one of the most admired granite colors, and it is generally used in bathrooms and kitchens. Quarries that produce this color with well known shades are Golden Flaring and Darkas Beige, Crema Marfil from Spain, Century Beige from Europe and Shell Beige and Egypt Creme from Egypt.
Granite colors include metallic gold and copper. These shades also feature secondary black, grey and white colors. The quarries mining these colors are South America and Brazil.
Norway quarries green granite with secondary colors that include blue and aqua shadings. They are generally termed as Emerald Pearl.
These are mined from Brazil and Coastal Africa and features greys, whites, blues and blacks as secondary colors. The rarest and most required after blue granites are Azul Blue Granites.
These are popular and available in China which is mined from Brazil. The secondary colors include red to brown and burgundy.
Gray & Black
Gray and black are widely used colors in granite. Gray granites are mined from Georgia and they shade from bare gray, Moonlight gray and Sierra white. Black Granites are mined from Sweden, India, Australia and South Africa. The secondary colors for black are blue, white, gray and, even green.
Uba Tuba Granite
Uba Tuba granite is igneous rock shipped around the world. Due to its quartz and mica composition, it is hardest and dense stones used mainly in kitchen countertops. It is durable; resists wear and endure with heat and water. Their colors range from black to green with gold and brown lines on it. The color varies from the quarries it has mined from and also lighting. Benefits using Uba Tuba Granite are as follows:
• It has unique appearance when used and are not subjected to scratch or stain.
• Maintenance and cleaning is easy
• Water droplets readily blend with its surface making it look tidy
• It is affordable combined with beauty and durability.
• It’s highly well-suited with glass and wood furnishings.
Black Galaxy Granite:
It has black background with golden dots on it. These golden dotes are due to ferrous rich Enstatine (Bronzite).It has a remarkable appearance and it is used in the whole house to maintain uniformity. They are mainly found in Andhra Pradesh State in India. The black galaxy granite is classified into three times, namely the small speckled, medium speckled and large speckled.