Interesting Facts About Granite!

  • The term granite comes from the Latin root word granum, meaning “grain”.
  • Granite is the state stone for North Carolina.
  • Granite is also resistant to many acids and other caustic chemicals. So it is often used as a liner in commercial vats and such. This also makes granite good for applications that are below grade in contact with soil and water.
  • The state of New Hampshire has the nickname “Granite State” .
  • Feldspar has a hardness of 6 and quartz has a hardness of 7. This gives granite its exceptional abrasion resistance making it useful as a commercial building material.

Based in the bustling Raleigh and Durham area of Wake Forest, NC, Tile Trenz specializes in flooring, countertops, installation and fabrication. We specialize in working with mediums such as tile, marble, granite and offer pre-finished hardwood flooring installation. Whether you are building your new home or remodeling your current home, Tile Trenz is able to help you.