Granite is a plutonic igneous rock consisting essentially of quartz, feldspar and mica. Granites are the most abundant rocks in the upper continental crust and cover 4.5% of the Earth's crust and 15% of the continents.
Granite hardness and durability make it a popular choice as a building material and the mottled appearance and the brightness of the polished granite also makes it an attractive material for decoration.
Granite is almost completely devoid of porosity, this makes it very resistant to stains and deterioration.
The GALLERY section contains pictures with works made of Granite.