What does granite mean

Granite or marble?

More than just a facade: Granite is considered to be insensitive and robust to weather influences and mechanical wear and tear. The appearance of granite is influenced by its components, e.g. its color by the feldspars it contains. Its Latin name "granum" from "the grain" is due to the typical granite structure (also called "salt and pepper grain"). This is clearly visible even with granites in a homogeneous color.

Granite can be polished just like marble or quartzite, but with a polished surface it can also be slightly slippery. That is why granite slabs are usually offered with a brushed or flamed surface. Granite in the interior, e.g. as a granite worktop, on the other hand, is beautifully polished a real eye-catcher.

It is advisable to take a closer look at retail: Some natural stones are traded under the term granite, but actually have little to do with it. Gneiss and gabbro are less known and popular - if you have such a stone in front of you, you should find out more about its properties.