Granite Countertops & Vanities
Rausch Granite – SD, MN, ND, IA & NE
Primarily made of Quartz (35%), Feldspar (45%) and Potassium. Usually has a darker color. Contains very little calcite, if any. Provides a heavy crystalline and granular appearance with mineral grains. It is very hard material and easier to maintain than marble. There are different types of granite depending on the percentage mix of quartz, mica and feldspar. Black granite is known as an Anorthosite. It contains very little quartz and feldspar and has a different composition than true granite. Its durability and resistance to heat and acids used in cooking (lemon juice, vinegar) and will only dull your knives if you cut on it. Granite scores high from a sanitary standpoint – it resists such bacteria as salmonella
** Granite for kitchen counter tops is the #1 natural stone choice as well as bar tops, vanity tops, fireplace surrounds, mantels, hearths, and wraps, table tops and window sills.