• 3rd of March 2022
  • Read time: 6 minutes

The journey of Granite

Have you ever wondered how Granite makes it from the earth to your home? From quarry to kitchen worktop, find out more about the journey granite takes to end up as a beautiful feature in your home.

Granite is a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom worktops. It is strong, hygienic and durable making it the perfect material to use in the home

Formed by nature over millions of years, this beautiful material goes through quite a journey before it finally ends up as a worktop or kitchen island in your home.

What is Granite?

Granite is an igneous rock that forms under intense heat and pressure. It is made up of minerals, quartz, mica and feldspar which have crystalised by magma below the earth's surface.

What properties does Granite have?

Because granite is formed by heat and intense pressure, it is incredibly hard and durable. Formed by nature, no two pieces are ever the same. Each piece has unique patterns and textures in colours ranging from greens, reds and blues to pinks and whites. Distinctive patterns can be found in some slabs and others are more simple and subtle so there is something to suit every home and interior.

Where is Granite sourced?

Granite can be found all over the world from quarries in Brazil, Italy, Africa, India, China and more. The quartz sourced from each quarry will be different due to different quantities of naturally occurring minerals that have formed this unique material.

We work with some of the finest quarries around the world to bring you very best granite for your home.

How is Granite processed?

First, the granite must be mined from a quarry and cut into transportable blocks. To do this, small holes are drilled in the shape of the desired block size. Carefully planned explosives are then positioned throughout, to separate the granite from the bedrock without breaking the block itself.

These larger blocks can then be taken to a manufacturing factory and separated into more usable slabs. The blades or wires used to cut granite all have synthetic diamond crystals, because diamond is the only material harder than granite.

Slabs can then be covered with a protective resin after the slabs have been cut. The resin fills any minor imperfections and seals the stone to make it ready for fabrication work, like polishing.

Where is Granite supplied?

After the slabs are polished, granite is packaged tightly and loaded into shipping containers for the journey to slab distributors, who hold large stock quantities. We work closely with our suppliers, who like us, understand just how unique Granite is and the intricate differences and variations between different slabs.

Our suppliers are always happy to see our clients in person and allow them to select their own slabs of Granite, to ensure they are able to find a slab that suits their exact specifications. This intimate service ensures that our clients are thrilled with the end result and gives a greater sense of involvement in the process.

What happens next?

Once the slabs have been chosen, fabricators like Marble2Marvel would then order them for delivery. Once these reach our warehouse, we inspect each slab to make sure it is free from imperfections.

At this point, our expert team get to work on producing a beautiful finished product that meets your requirements.

What can we do for you?

If you would like to transform your home with granite, please get in touch to speak to our team. We can help to guide you through the process of choosing the right granite for your project specifications. Our lead designer will oversee your project from start to finish so that the end result matches your exact specifications.

Please feel free to browse our range of granite, if you can't see what you are looking for then get in touch.

We have suppliers throughout the globe, so if you have particular Granite in mind that is not in our current range we will always go above and beyond to source the perfect material for you.

Who are our suppliers?