Have you ever had a song, or phrase just get stuck in your head? I am sure you have. Well for some reason, last night, I had a childhood song come to mind and for some reason I couldn’t stop going over it. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of the song “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” but I remember singing it growing up and in church. Anyway-the refrain contains the words “All creatures great and small,” but I remembered it as, “All things great and small,” which is what I kept thinking about and I thought, now there’s a blog idea.
All things great and small!
Naturally I thought of granite. Have you ever seen a vast mountain and were awed by it’s beauty? Well—did you know that many mountains are comprised of granite? Yes-they are. Let’s take a look…
Have you ever wondered how granite is quarried and what it really takes to extract granite from the earth? If you’d like to see more of the process, check out this video on granite quarry block moving.
Photo: Roman Victor Rock of Ages # 1,
After granite is quarried into blocks, they are cut into slabs and polished.
It is during the selection process you get to choose the slab and color you like. While what appeals to you or me, may be different, it is the small details that make the difference. Maybe you like the a lot of quartz, which gives the stone depth. The photo below shows a granite that contains a lot of quartz.
Super Bordeaux Granite
Maybe you like a color that contains a lot of flow.
Silver Spark Granite
Maybe you like the the small mica flecks found in many granites.
Antique Brown Granite
No matter what you are looking for, as far countertops, we can help. Keep in mind that we can answer your questions, no matter how great, or small.
Thanks for reading!