Granite is an igneous stone, which means, the rock originates from the earth’s crust, and is a result of molten lava or magma. The name itself originates from the Latin word “Granum”, meaning grain. The stone is essentially solidified granular chunks. As per the presence of feldspars, the stone can take over colors viz. milky white, emerald green, brick red and pale yellow.
It is a very hard stone and hence is used to create structures that needs to stand strong for a long time. Buildings, pavements, bridges, monuments and many other works on the exteriors involve granites. In the interiors, granites are used for countertops, tile floors and stair steps. Granites can be rough or polished, and suits many practical purposes as much as decorative ones.