Granite: A Natural Stone for Every Purpose

What is granite, and why should you choose it for your project?

Granite is a natural stone formed from igneous rock and composed mainly of quartz and feldspar, a group of silicate minerals. Most is light in color with white, gray, and pink to red tones being the most common. The presence of dark grains and sparkling mica, also common within granite, have made this natural stone a favorite for indoor and outdoor uses for everything from countertops and building veneers to landscaping because of the versatility and visual interest it can provide at relatively low cost.

What uses does it have, exactly?


Uses often depend on the granite size. Cheap granite is often used as a course material to improve drainage or to serve as a ballast. Driveway granite can be purchased by the truck load to provide a cost effective solution, and crushed granite makes for an inexpensive and beautiful solution for creating walkways and defining your landscaping.

Here is where we can help.


We here at Gravel Shop offer a wide range of choices for granite size and quantity. We offer everything from orders by the bag to the truck load or even bulk granite. Our selection is wide, so you know you can find the perfect product for your project, no matter what you need. We have everything you need from basic course material for ballast and drainage to driveway granite and crushed granite for paving walkways and enhancing your landscaping.

We have a convenient granite calculator to help you determine how much you will need for your project and the calculated granite price. A link to the granite calculator is located at the bottom of each page of our website. Using it, you can easily compare types and grains, so you can buy granite with confidence.

It can be tempting to simply go with whatever cheap granite or bulk granite options you can find when starting on a large project, but this does not always produce the best or most cost effective results in the long run. This is why we have compiled a wide range of options for color, size, type, and load size in one convenient location.

Let us help you find the best granite price point and type for your project. Gravel Shop is your home to buy granite with confidence.

What is granite?

Granite is mainly a mixture of quartz and feldspar. It also has minor parts of micas, amphiboles, and a mixture of additional trace minerals. These minerals give granite the unique look with numerous colors and textures that cannot be replicated. Granite is mined directly from the earth by using explosives or powerful machines to mine the raw granite out of quarries.

What is granite used for?

Crushed granite is used as paving stone, garden walkways, curbing, bocce courts, heavy-use paths, and many other exterior projects.
 

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