Is granite brittle

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If steel is hard and granite is hard why won't we make automobiles engines out of granite?

Granite is not able to be shaped into other forms without breaking. Stone usually breaks when under pressure, and thus cannot be shaped. Steel can be shaped, and therefore is more suitable for a engine In other words, steel is malleable - Granite is brittle.

Difference between hardness and brittleness?

Hardness is the question of how difficult it is to make an impression on a substance. Brittleness is the question of how easy it is to break. Granite is a stone which is very hard but not brittle--it is hard to carve and also hard to break. A plank of wood is not as hard as stone but is not very brittle. You can carve on it with a knife but it won't shatter if you drop it. Glass is hard and brittle. Chalk is not hard but it is brittle.

How easily can granite countertop be damaged?

It is quite difficult to damage granite countertops as they are made of well, granite. Granite is a very tough rock form that is normally coated, in the use of countertops, with a thin layer of cohesive material that holds it together and gives it shape. You would either have to hit it with a material that is harder than granite and with a bit of force to do any significant damage Actually granite can be damaged by carelessness. For example, cutting right on the granite instead of using a cutting board will eventually result in scratches on the granite surface.

How does the thickness of a granite counter top affect the durability and installation cost?

A granite countertop that is thicker will be more durable, but the cost increases linearly with the thickness. The installation cost won't change much, because that's mostly labor rather than materials. Granite counter tops average about 1 inch in thickness. Any thinner and the granite is much too brittle. Any thicker and the costs sky rocket due to increased weight and materials cost.

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