Granite Market - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2025
Granite Market: Overview
Granite is an igneous rock which is developed due to the interlocking between crystals
of feldspar, quartz, and mica. Other minerals are also present in minor quantities.
Granite constitutes about 70% to 80% of the Earth’s crust. It is majorly found as large
Different theories about the origin of granite have existed for more than 150 years. The
two most prominent theories that exists currently are the hyper-metamorphic theory and
the magmatic theory.
The color of granite depends on its mineral composition. It is predominantly found in
white, gray or pink color.
The term granitic is used for granite as well as such igneous rocks that have similar
texture to that of granite, but somewhat different origin and composition. Granite-like
rocks primarily comprise quartz, feldspar, and mica with some amphibole minerals. Their
interlocking structure is slightly equigranular matrix of quartz and feldspar, with mica and
amphibole scattered in between. This scattered presence of mica and amphibole
minerals can be majorly observed in light-colored granites.
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Granite is a hard stone and entails skill to hand-carve it. It is utilized for making
sculptures, memorials, and gravestones. It has also been widely employed as flooring
tiles and dimension stones. In modern architecture, granite slabs and tiles are used to
make countertops, bar tops, fireplaces, staircases, murals, paving stones, and curbings.
They are also utilized as building stones for bridges, memorials, monuments, and
buildings. A form of granite, known as azurite granite, is primarily employed as a
gemstone and also for construction purposes.
The usage of granite in household construction is increasing; however, there is concern
regarding the radiations from granite being harmful to health. Granite is also a na