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Granite Countertop Installation and Repair in Orchard Lake

Did you know that pricing granite is not a big secret and you can usually get an estimate right over phone. Know that we service all areas of Michigan, including Orchard Lake, MI. So after our phone conversation, one of our trained templators can come to your home to verify the measurements and start process of getting new granite countertops installed in your home.

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Should you install dark or light countertops? Dark colors are quick show dust but look very elegant. Light colors are more likely to stain but brighten the area and make the room look bigger. Consider that Abella’s other customers in Orchard Lake, MI have almost split this answer in the middle with about 50% choosing light tops and 50% choosing dark, so whatever you choose there is no right or wrong answer.

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Granite Definition (Shelby Township, MI)

Granite (pronounced /ˈɡrænɨt/) is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. Granites usually have a medium to coarse grained texture. Occasionally some individual crystals (phenocrysts) are larger than the groundmass in which case the texture is known as porphyritic. A granitic rock with a porphyritic texture is sometimes known as a porphyry. Granites can be pink to gray in color, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy. By definition, granite has a color index (i.e. the percentage of the rock made up of dark minerals) of less than 25%. Outcrops of granite tend to form tors, and rounded massifs. Granites sometimes occur in circular depressions surrounded by a range of hills, formed by the metamorphic aureole or hornfels. Granite is found in the continental plates of the Earths Crust.

Granite is nearly always massive (lacking internal structures), hard and tough, and therefore it has gained widespread use as a construction stone. The average density of granite is located between 2.65[1]and 2.75 g/cm3, its compressive strength usually lies above 200 MPa and its viscosity at standard temperature and pressure is 3-6 • 1019 Pa·s.[2]

The word granite comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a crystalline rock. According to Wikipedia

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