Granite comes from the Latin word granum, meaning grain, in reference to the coarse grained structure of the rock.

Granite is an igneous rock formed over millions and millions of years and contain quartz, mica and feldspar, making it an extremely hard surface and therefore a great choice for kitchen worktops, bathrooms or flooring. It is difficult to damage, although not impossible and certain areas maybe more prone to damage if not treated with respect. Given the huge variety of granite’s available, there is one to suit every budget and vary in price according to availability and rarity.

There are hundreds of different types of granite found in many countries across the world, but there are obviously ones which are more common and more widely used across the industry.  Below you will see a small sample of some of the most popular granites available.  The list is by no means exhaustive and if you have seen a material that is not listed, please call us with the name as we have suppliers across Europe who would be able to source this on our behalf.