THE BOSTON GRANITE EXCHANGE

GRANITE COLLECTION

Beautiful, durable, sanitary, sustainable, natural, and easy to maintain. This building stone has high load bearing capacity.

Use

Due to its strength and durability, granite is ideal for countertops, wall cladding, flooring and a wide variety of interior and exterior applications. Also ideal for commercial use.

Look

Visibly homogeneous in texture; presents a mirror polish; a unique beauty that cannot be mistaken for man-made replicas; lustrous, rich and crystalline. Popular colors include white, black granite, green, blue, red granite and earth tones.

Finish

Multiple finish options including polished, honed, and leathered.

Sources

Italy, Spain, Brazil, India, China, Canada and United States.

Relative Cost

Wide range of choices to meet budget.

Care

Easy to maintain; clean by spraying and wiping with neutral cleaner readily available. Periodic sealing is recommended.

Resistance Levels

Granite Abrasion Resistance - High
HIGH
Granite Stain Resistance - High
HIGH
Granite Etching Resistance - High
HIGH
Granite Heat Resistance - High
HIGH
Granite UV Resistance - Medium
MEDIUM
Composite: Igneous and siliceous; Hardness on Mohs scale of 6-7.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is granite?

Granite is a natural stone that is composed of igneous and siliceous with a hardness on Mohs scale of 6-7. Granite is beautiful, durable, sanitary, sustainable, natural, and easy to maintain. This building stone has high load bearing capacity. Granite is visibly homogeneous in texture; presents a mirror polish; a unique beauty that cannot be mistaken for man-made replicas; lustrous, rich and crystalline.

What are the best applications for granite?

Due to its strength and durability, it is ideal for countertops, wall cladding, flooring and wide variety of interior and exterior applications. Also ideal for commercial use.

Where does Boston Granite Exchange source its granite?

Italy, Spain, Brazil, India, China, Canada and the United States.

How do you care for granite?

It is easy to maintain. Clean by spraying and wiping with a neutral cleaner readily available. Periodic sealing is recommended.

What are the best stones for abrasion resistance?

Granite, quartzite and quartz.

What are the best stones to resist etching?

Granite, soapstone, quartzite and quartz.

What stones are the most heat resistant?

Granite and soapstone.