Want to discover the different kinds of granite? To begin, Granite is not a single type of stone.

You will find many different varieties of granite. These types describe their colors and patterns, so knowing their names can help you pick the right slab for your remodeling project.

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Here are a few different kinds of granite:


White Granite:

  • Composed mostly of quartz and feldspar with small black specks in the grains.

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Black Granite:

  • Seen mostly in commercial rock but is not actual granite. Instead, it is gabbro, which is comprised of plagioclase, pyroxene, and amphibole.

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Pink Granite:

  • Results from a high concentration of potassium feldspar and includes quartz with specks of white.

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Black and White Granite:

  • Usually has equal parts quartz, feldspar, and amphibole to make a speckled look. Most commonly used in countertops.

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Blue Granite:

  • Again, not granite, but sold as such. It has larkvite and includes streams of blue and white.

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