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September 07 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail ------------------------------------ Some Old Granite History: U.S. Geological Survey 1894 Carved Granite. Statues, capitals, keystones, and, in general, all highly ornamental designs, are worked out with chisels from detail drawings or plaster casts. It is necessarily a slow process, owing to the hardness of the rock, and the cost of such work is consequently great. The MacCoy... Read More
August 24 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail ------------------------------------ Some Granite History: Granite for Street Work. Paving Blocks. Experience has demonstrated that the best and most enduring streets for heavy traffic in large cities are those paved with stone blocks of proper material and size laid upon a specially prepared bed. The very hard and tough rocks frequently used, though capable of withstanding a... Read More
August 12 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC ------------------------------------ What is Granite? Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye.  It forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth’s surface.  Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles and other minerals.   This mineral composition usually gives granite a red, pink, gray or white color with dark mineral grains visible throughout the rock. The... Read More
July 29 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Trends are showing that safe, neutral countertops are out and countertops with more texture, color and patterns are in. “When it comes to countertops, creativity is back in vogue.” Instead of architects, designers and homeowners purely focusing on resale, they are focusing on creating unique designs that speak about the homeowner’s personal style. Today’s hottest countertops are showing more colors, textures and patterns. Homeowners are opting for more eye-catching... Read More
July 01 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Wholesale Granite Will Save You Money. When purchasing granite slabs, wholesale will ensure the best price and give you the freedom to choose the ideal slab for your home or project. This also provides you the peace of mind that the slabs will match as they have all come from the same location. As granite can vary greatly, it is very important to have even-patterned and even-colored pieces if you want your project to have continuity. Having a large batch of granite it the... Read More
June 16 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Why is granite good for kitchen counters? Granite is highly resistant to scratching, cracking and staining, and is impervious to heat. Daily kitchen activities pose no problem and it can take a hot pot without the use of a trivet. This makes granite an ideal choice for countertops. Can granite crack? Not with ordinary use. Granite is most susceptible to cracks during shipping and installation. Normal use will not overstress this durable material. (Normal use does not include... Read More
June 02 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Granite, which makes up 70–80% of Earth's crust, is an igneous rock formed of interlocking crystals of quartz , feldspar , mica, and other minerals in lesser quantities. Large masses of granite are a major ingredient of mountain ranges. Granite is a plutonic rock, meaning that it forms deep underground. Slow cooling gives atoms time to migrate to the surfaces of growing crystals, resulting in a coarse or mottled crystalline structure easily visible to the naked eye.... Read More
May 20 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite is a natural stone and has been used as a building material for many centuries. Granite is an igneous rock, which means that it is formed by volcanic activity, which strength approaches that of diamonds. The granite mineral composition is composed primarily of quartz, mica and feldspar as well as other minerals. The minerals are what determine the color variations in the stone. Granite is blasted from quarries in large blocks and then sliced like a loaf of bread to... Read More
May 06 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite, A natural surface that is simple to care for, granite is an igneous stone that comes from volcanoes that are rich in silica. Granite countertops, granite vanities, and granite tile are one of the most commonly used surfaces in home construction and home remodeling projects. Granite is also used throughout the world in commercial buildings such as hotels, malls and office buildings. Granite is extremely popular due to the magnificent clusters of color that it... Read More
April 22 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite has remained the material of choice with new homeowners and homebuilders alike.  In the kitchen especially, granite countertops were not and are not a fade to come and go.  Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their homes for a better resale value and granite (and other types of natural stone) is currently the number one choice for countertops. Grays with hints of gold, copper and pearl creates a clean, open look in the home but adds warmth as well.  Grays... Read More