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What’s in a Name | Absolute Stone Design

What’s in a Name

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What’s in a Name

Did you know? The word “granite” comes from the Latin “granum,” a coarse grain. Granite forms a major part of the Earth’s continental crust. It comes in many different colors, due to the composition of minerals within the different stones. No two slabs are alike.

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Around the World Granite | Absolute Stone Design

Around the World

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Around the World

Granite is found all over the world and is one of the most common rocks in the Earth’s crust. Some of the most common areas where granite is harvested include Brazil, Norway, India, Spain and the United States. Italy The best finishing equipment is in Italy; they use the.

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Granite natural source | Absolute Stone Design

Did You Know?

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Did You Know?

Granite is a natural source of radiation, containing 10-20 uranium parts per million. The first commercial railroad in the U.S. was the “Granite Railway” of Quincy, Massachusetts. It was built to haul granite. The Statue of Liberty stands on a pedestal made of granite.

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Granite Specifications | Absolute Stone Design

Granite Specifications

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Granite Specifications

Absorbency Granite, a porous material, will absorb liquids that are left on the surface for more than 15-20 minutes. Stains Highly acidic substances such as orange juice, coffee and wine (as well as some oils) will corrode sensitive stones and leave dull marks if left on the surface for.

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What Affects Natural granite price | Absolute Stone Design

What Affects the Price?

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What Affects the Price?

Natural granite prices are unlimited! So what makes one slab more expensive than another? Try to remember the three “C’s”: Country (of Origin) Depending on the overall economic health of the country, the local labor costs will vary. The higher the labor costs.

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What Granite Names Mean | Absolute Stone Design

What Granite Names Mean

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What Granite Names Mean

Most granite color names are Italian. Here is the key to understanding them: ITALIAN WORD ENGLISH TRANSLATION MINERAL Azzuro/Azul Blue Bianco/Blanco White Calcite, Dolomite, Quartz Bordeaux Burgundy Breccia Broken Pieces Capolavoro Masterpiece Dorado Gold Emperador.

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