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October 06 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail ------------------------------------ Why Granite? Granite is durable and almost maintenance free, granite gives you many design options, and granite is affordable especially with our wholesale pricing! Where can I use granite tile? An incredibly durable stone, granite can be used in low and high traffic areas in a range of residential and commercial settings. Suitable for floor and wall applications, granite tile can be used for... Read More
September 21 2015
GRANITE DIRECT, INC Granite Countertops in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail ------------------------------------ Besides the use of our countertops, Granite has had and still has many uses: Granite as a Building Material Granite is one of the most popular building materials. It has been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications. Granite dimension stone is used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments and many other exterior projects. Indoors, polished granite slabs and tiles... Read More
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 pneumatic tool is connected to a flexible pipe,... 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 maximum of wear, soon become smooth and glazed under... 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 Best-Known Igneous Rock Granite is the best-known... 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 countertops that make a strong statement. This means we can... 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 best way to ensure consistency and this can only be... 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 standing on the counter tops!) Can you scratch... 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. Geologists have debated rival theories of granite'... 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 create bundles. The granite slabs in that bundle... Read More