General Information on Denver Granite
The concept of granite is not a clear notion to many people in Denver, CO. the modern high-tech and computerized world. It is still a common belief that every polished stone is marble. In fact, the difference between marble and granite is very big.
Marble is a carbonate rock that is easy to grind and polish but has lower hardness compared with granite. The products made of this material are not resistant to the adverse weather conditions, which makes them suitable mainly for enclosed spaces. However, marble is much more richly colored and patterned than granite.
Marble is associated with the exquisite sculpture of Venus Miloska, with the spiritualization of the Carrara stone by Michelangelo and the polished slab at home.
Granite is a symbol of hardness, strength, and durability. The products made of granite materials are practically eternal.
Granite (from the Latin word granum grain) is a granular rock formed by the crystallization of magma in the crust. It is composed of the minerals: quartz, feldspar, and mica. Granite has physico-mechanical properties that characterize it as an excellent structural, decorative-facing, and monumental material. It has a density of 2700 kg/m3, hardness 7 by Mohs scale, and 150 to 250 MPa compressive strength. It is cold-resistant and highly resistant to aging and weathering. Polished granite preserves its luster for centuries and millennia.
On our planet, granite occurs in inexhaustible quantities, and humanity will never feel short of it.
Granite rocks are differently colored, varying between the white Norwegian granite and the black African one, coming in a wide range of various colors such as bluish, pearly-gray, cream, pink, red, and green granites. Some of these are unique in color and have a highly decorative value.