What kind of stone is Granite?
A type of inner igneous rock is called Marble, or Granite, with medium to coarse grains. Granite stone is composed of quartz and feldspar, mica and other minerals.
The color of this stone depends on the minerals and chemistry of the rock, and it is found in a variety of colors such as pink, gray, alder, black and so on.
Granite stone is formed by the cooling of molten masses called magmas. Granite with a specific weight of 2756 kg / m 3 is one of the toughest and most resistant rocks.
Granite stone is more resistant than Marmarit and Travertine and its shining and shining surface is preserved. Granite is the most commonly known stone that is widely used in the construction industry.
Granites are more durable and more higher strength than Limestone, which is why they are more commonly used in high-traffic locations, such as paving streets, office buildings, commercial buildings, and subway stations.
We should know that using Granite for interiors such as kitchen counter-tops, stairs, and even paving units is also permissible. This stone can also be a good choice for our siding, but keep in mind that scooping out the stone is necessary.
Granite stones are used for building facade, paving, on cabinets, stairs and… . Granite stone is the best option for building stairs.
The stairs of the building are eroded due to the high traffic and pollution, so a stone like Granite should be used for their durability and strength.
The best place to use Granite stone, parking space, yard floor, open plan kitchen and staircase and generally busy floors.
Advantages of Granite Stone
The best look of Granite stone is its polished state, which shows the beauty of color and the reflection of its crystals. Granite is often used for flooring and wall frames because of the special luster it creates.
There are many mines in Iran where Granite stones of different colors are extracted.
Granite is one of the most popular and popular building materials and has been used for thousands of years in the interior and exterior of buildings.
Most Granites are hard, so they are durable building materials. They are waterproof and impact resistant and can withstand industrial environments.
Iran Granite Mines
Iran also has various Granite mines, the most popular of which are pearl granite of Mashhad, Nehbandan, Birjand lettuce green granite, Birjand forest green granite, Khorram Darreh granite, Turquoise granite, Hamadan Cotton flower Granite. .
Granites are mostly mined and purchased in Central Asian countries such as India, China and Vietnam.
It should be noted, however, that Brazil is also a strong player in the market for beautiful and special granites, with almost the most beautiful granites.
The price of Iranian Granite and foreign Granite depends on several cases and its most important parameters are thickness, size, and type of processing.
The difference between Granite and Quartzite
Granite countertops are made of pure rock found in nature. The stone is cut and smoothed with blades and supplied as uniform granite tile or stone, then polished and ready for sale.
Quartzite rocks are formed by the crushing of quartzite rocks, which add pigments and resins (and a combination of chemicals called binders).
However, most of this composition (about 92 to 94 percent) is composed of quartzite rock. But if you want a country that is full of stone, you can choose granite.
Although granite has its own beauty, it also has its weaknesses. The stone must be insulated during installation and trusted.
Quartzite stone is not as hard to install as Granite stone and does not require much care.
The price of quartzite stone starts at $ 80 per square foot and ends up at $ 140 per installation. price of his stone start at $ 80 per square foot and reach $ 225.
The Countertops made of natural stone, including granite and sandstone, are easily stained.
Quartzite does not get dirty early, and because it is made of other materials, it does not pore like granite, it does not get dirty and does not absorb germs and bacteria. Quartzite maintenance and cleaning is easy
Lastly, Granite may crack more than Quartzite.