Granite is a natural rock that was created when the earth was cooling. It is an igneous rock formed by crystallization of magma.  Once magma reaches the surface it is called Lava so granite was never lava. Granite’s origin is ‘intrusive’, meaning that it was formed below the surface. It is a crust that wraps the earth like a ring inside trees.  It is actually formed at a considerable depth in the Earth’s crust and can be found all over the world.  Two of the biggest suppliers of the popular material are in Brazil and India. Because of the beautiful colors and high quality granite products that these countries produce, Surfaces USA usually imports most of our materials from them.

Here are some photos of a granite quarry:

Here are some photos of granite tile:

Here is a photo of granite cut and installed inside of a kitchen to make it beautiful and last a lifetime:

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