Granite forms when bits of quartz & feldspar shoot out of volcanoes as molten lava.
Marble is a metamorphic rock formed when limestone is exposed to high heat & pressure.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs.
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs.
Quartzite is a hard metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite by heat and pressure related to tectonic compression.
Quartz composite material is made from crushed stone bound together by resins.
Please visit the Marble Institute of America for information on how to care for granite countertops, marble countertops, and stone surfaces.
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