Granite Works of Waverly NY

Stone Cold Facts

Building Timeless Homes

Stone was one of the first materials used to make tools and buildings from foundations to roofing. Reminiscences of stone caves!

Dolomite (Nature Made)

a sedimentary carbonate rock that contains a high percentage of the mineral dolomite, CaMg(CO3)2

Marble (Nature Made)

calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is a coarse-crystalline, metamorphic rock, which is formed when chalk or limestone is recrystallised under conditions of high temperature and pressure

Granite (Nature Made)

Coarse-grained igneous rock composed mostly of quartz, alkali feldspar, and plagioclase. Formed from magma with a high content of silica and alkali metal oxides that slowly solidifies underground

Quartz (Man Made - Engineered Stone)

Quartz chips or dust mixed with polymer resins & pigments are placed under intense heat and pressure.

Mohs Hardness Scale ..1 to 10(Hardest)

Soapstone 1 · Slate 2.5-4 · Calcite‎ ‎3 · Marble 3-4 · Dolomite 3.5-4 · Limestone 3-4 · Travertine 4-5 · Sandstone 6-7 · Granite 6-7 · Quartzite 7 · Diamond 10

Porosity ..Most to Least

Marble · Granite Honed · Granite Polished · Quartz · Engineered Quartz (binders fill interstitial spaces)

Heat Resistance ..Highest to Least

Natural Stone · Engineered Stone

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