When planning your home improvement project, there are several components to align. As you design and choose products, you’re weighing how the finished look will complement your other home features, as well as the quality of the materials and how they stand up to time, exposure to daily use, or outdoor elements.
There are many available building materials, even within the natural stone category. One option to consider that has visual impact and is equally impressive in its durability is granite. Granite is known for being sustainable and resilient, and it withstands abrasion from harsh weather conditions, high traffic, and chemicals (for example, snow-melting products.)
The inherent strength that makes granite desirable also once made it less ideal for fabricators to work with. Thanks to the advancement of technology and readily available tools, it’s now one of the most popular selections for a wide range of indoor and outdoor projects. While two thirds of the granite used worldwide is quarried in China, India, and Brazil, more projects are specifically requesting granite from New England due to its unique colors and durability.
Dusty Rose veneer installed by Scot DeGrande Contracting in Connecticut
Fitzwilliam Granite comes from New Hampshire, also known as the Granite State. The light modern grey color is consistent, but it has some weathering which offers variability throughout the collection. You may have seen this historic stone on various projects throughout the United States.
Dusty Rose is native to Connecticut and provides a unique color range of grey and amber. An easy granite to work with, Dusty Rose is one of the five stones featured in our Connecticut Blend and is popular for projects that call for veneer and landscape materials such as steps or flagstone.
Liberty Hill is another granite that is native to Connecticut. Unlike the Dusty Rose and Fitzwilliam, Liberty Hill is popular because of the blue/grey color with occasional pink and white striations. The strength of this granite makes it a popular choice for veneer and landscape projects in colder climates.
Fitzwilliam Full Bed backsplash, fountain, and retaining wall by Sudbury Design Group in Massachusetts
Which one do you like the most?
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