Kashmir White Granite: Know Your Granite Series

Kashmir white granite is a white based granite with brown and black dots. These dots or granules are present in every single piece of Kashmir white granite. The stone is sometimes also known as cashmere white. This granite is ideal for kitchen counter tops, backsplash areas, and is also a very popular ground paving stone. Predominantly this tone is preferred as a counter top material. The light colour of the stone will make your kitchens look elegant and brighter. This property of the stone make it preferred over darker stones for kitchen counter tops. This type of white granite is quarried in Tamil Nadu state of India.     Kashmir White granite counter tops are aesthetically appealing and are easy to maintain. The durability of granite can never be questioned. The counter top should last you decades with good maintenance. However, some precautions should be followed to avoid stains. Such maintenance is common to all types of natural stones because of the porous nature of the stone. More so, in the case of light coloured granites like the Kashmir white. Precautions to maintain Kashmir White Granite Any spillage should be cleaned immediately. Any dark spill, if allowed to sit for a while, will permeate the porous surface of the granite and cause staining. A sealer and wax shiner is recommended once in every couple of years, to maintain the sheen of the Kashmir white granite over a period of time. Disclaimer: Mark Corporation does NOT deal with granite stones or tiles. Mark Corporation is a manufacturer of abrasives for grinding and polishing of a wide variety of granite, and other...

Granite: Composition and Properties

Granite, has been in use over the decades, maybe even centuries. The is evidence of granite in use during pre-historic period as well as the popular modern era use in architecture and construction. Here we analyse what granite is, its composition, and physical properties, and examine the few different uses of granite. Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. The word “granite” comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a crystalline rock. The term granite also applies to a group of intrusive igneous rocks with similar textures and slight variations on composition and origin. These rocks mainly consist of feldspar, quartz, mica, and amphibole minerals, which form interlocking, somewhat equigranular matrix of feldspar and quartz with scattered darker biotite mica and amphibole (often hornblende) peppering the lighter color minerals. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their mineralogy. By definition, granite is an igneous rock with at least 20% quartz and up to 65% alkali feldspar by volume. Granite is nearly always massive (lacking any internal structures), hard and tough, and therefore it has gained widespread use throughout human history, and more recently as a construction stone. The average density of granite is between 2.65 and 2.75 g/cm3, Melting temperature of dry granite at ambient pressure is or 1215–1260 °C (2219–2300 °F); it is strongly reduced in the presence of water, down to 650 °C at a few kBar pressure. Granite has poor primary permeability, but strong secondary permeability. Composition of granite Here is the chemical...

Natural Stone in Swimming Pools

Swimming pools in hotels and spas are made of the finest materials as they are used extensively by guests. In such a case, it is important to make use of flooring material that is not only beautiful, but is also functional. Even though there are many kinds of flooring materials available for lying on swimming pool, natural stones have an upper hand as no other material can match the beauty and sophistication of a natural stone. Even though artificial tiles look elegant and beautiful, nothing can beat the allure of natural stones. Due to these qualities, natural stone tiles and pebbles are a preferred choice for cladding of swimming pools in luxury hotels. There are many kinds of natural stones available, each having its own benefits. Apart from being used as pool tiles, these stones can also be used for capping the pool wall. Not only are they beneficial as capping material, but are also aesthetically pleasing, thus there is an extensive use of natural stones in hotel pools and spas. Some of the most common natural materials used as capping and pool tiles include granite, sandstone, limestone clay, slate and flagstone. Every stone has its unique qualities, appearance and gradation, yet all offer the same benefits and advantages. Pool area being frequented by people requires material that is strong and sturdy. Natural stones are created naturally and thus contain the best components thus making it strong and sturdy. This nature of the stones helps them to be resilient to any kind of wear and tear due to the constant influx of people and water. One of the best...
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