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Asked in Ancient Egypt
Why did the egyptians place granite slabs outside the kings tomb?
The egyptains placed granite slabs outside because it will cover an area bigger than one hundred football fields and standing 450 feet high. ...
Asked in Building and Carpentry
What is Ubatuba Granite?
Uba Tuba is a color of granite commonly used for granite countertops. The most common form is a 3cm slab. Uba Tuba has primarily green and black hues, is relatively inexpensive (as granite goes) and also can be found in 1cm granite tiles and 2cm slabs. ...
Asked in Geology
Are store granite and marble countertops mislabeled?
Most often. Commercial countertop producers try to give their products appealing sounding names. Many metamorphic slabs are referred to as granite--actually an igneous rock. ...
Which granite will boost our home value the most?
Granite slabs seem to be more economical for the same purpose. They can be bought pre-fabricated and installed by the company. However, if you want to do the work yourself, granite tile would be much easier. Typically, slab granite looks much more seamless, therefore boosting the aesthetic value more than granite tile. ...
Asked in Geology
What are granite tabletops made of?
Cut and polished slabs of granite. Many tabletops are made to look like granite, but are actually plastic-resin or wood with photographed granite veneer glued on. An easy way to more or less accurately guess if it's real granite or not is to touch it with your fingertips. If it feels immediately cold to the touch, it is probably real; if it's not real granite, it will feel somewhat warmer to the touch, as if you were touching wood or plastic. ...
Asked in Geology
How is a slab of granite made?
Granite is quarried by mechanically separating large slabs from the granite intrusion. The slabs must be small enough to be lifted by crane or heavy loaders and lifted to a different location for further processing. The huge slabs are examined to determine what type of cut will provide the most suitable and attractive material. Specifications are fed into a computer, and a huge diamond saw, either band or circular, with diamond tipped abrasives begins cutting the granite into the desired dimension. The...
Asked in Flooring, Rocks and Minerals
How do they make flooring from granite?
It's blown out of granite mines (not sure where they are though), then they're shipped to processing plants, where they're cut into slabs of roughly 45cm2, from there they'd be shipped to the companies who'd be selling them. And that's the short and simple of it really. ...
Where can I go in the Boulder, Colorado area to look at slabs of granite that I can have custom cut into a granite countertop?
Boulder Granite would be your choice with in city limits. They are located at 3075 75th Street #4, Boulder, CO - (720) 249-2742 ...
Asked in Radon
Is there radon in baltic brown granite?
Baltic Brown granite is one of those stones that needs testing. It can be found at low levels (12 to 13 uR/hr), but it can also be found at higher levels (up to 50 uR/hr). However too few slabs have been tested, so the current advice is to test all slabs before purchase. All stones have some level of Radon coming out. Baltic Brown could go either way, but I would bet it is most likely to be low. You have...
Granite Kitchen Countertops?
Granite kitchen countertops are an extremely durable and versatile solution for counters. One of the hardest stones, granite resists stains and is hard to scratch and chip. Granite counters bring a natural elegance to the kitchen. They are so resilient that they are going to outlast the rest of the kitchen. Design Granite comes in many colors and patterns. This variety and the beautiful visual appeal of granite counter-tops are the reasons granite is so popular. Optional granite kitchen sinks are available to match...