Getting to Know Black Galaxy Granite

Nothing gives a kitchen or bathroom a classy look like Black Galaxy Granite. This stone first came into production and use in the 1960s and has taken off in popularity since. At first only quarried in a place called Ongole in India, it’s now found in several other places such as Iran, Brazil, Canada, and Spain. The scientific name for this material is Gabbric Anorthosite, but is always referred to as Black Galaxy. This material is cut and sold around the world and recently the price of it has risen considerably because the demand for it is surpassing the supply.

The price or cost of granite can vary and is partly because of the mistaken idea that many people have about the natural veining that can occur. It’s believed by some to be weak in structure if the veining is visible. This is actually not true. Additionally, some surface scratching happens in the factory when the stone is being polished and this causes many customers to believe the granite is weak or of less quality. The darker colors of granite worktops allow these round scratches to show a little more than lighter colors, but they aren’t defects. Many people spend time and money to get these scratches repaired, but that’s as pointless as purchasing a slab that has been “enhanced.” Any stone that has added elements to it isn’t as high in quality as other types. The enhancers end up wearing off and therefore it ends up as a way to overcharge for the granite.

Black Galaxy Granite has pits in the surface that can be examined to figure out the depth in which the stone was quarried. The deeper the pitting, the closer to the surface it was taken. On the other hand, if the granite was taken from a deeper place the pitting is shallower. Determining the quality of the granite is a great way to find out what it’s worth.

Source: Vast Home And Garden

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