Granite is natural rock formed over millions of years. Granite is the signature rock of the continents. More than that, granite is the signature rock of the planet Earth itself. The other rocky planets—Mercury, Venus, and Mars—are covered with basalt, as is the ocean floor of Earth. But only Earth has this beautiful and interesting rock type in abundance. Granite is the most widespread of igneous rocks, underlying much of the continental crust. Granite is an intrusive igneous rock. Intrusive rocks form from molten material (magma) that flows and solidifies underground, where magma cools slowly. Eventually, the overlying rocks are removed, exposing the granite. Granites usually have a coarse texture (individual minerals are visible without magnification), because the magma cools slowly underground, allowing larger crystal growth.
Granite is mined in huge blocks, it is then cut with diamond blades into smaller blocks. These blocks are then cut into slabs of various thickness. The granite is polished to a very high shine and then processed and cut into various shapes to make your tombstone.
Where does Granite get its Colour?
The minerals that make up granite give it the unique colours we see in different types of granite. The relative proportion of different coloured minerals in a granite is largely due to the original source of molten rock that cooled to form the granite. That’s what gives granite its many hues. The different colours of granite are due to its mineral and rock make-up. In order to be considered granite, the rock must contain at least 20 per cent quartz. Nature created these beautiful colours, we only enhance it by polishing granite to an absolute mirror-like shine, to make tombstones.
Do you Use any Other Materials to Manufacture Tombstones?
No. Never. We at KZN Tombstones pride ourselves in the highest quality products that we manufacture and supply to our customers. We will NEVER use any inferior man made materials to manufacture our products. All our products carry our Genuine Granite Guaranteed Seal.
After The Granite Is Mined And Extracted In The Form Of Massive Blocks. The Granite Block Is Then Cut Into Slabs Of Various Thickness. After The Slabs Are Polished To a High Gloss, It Is Then Further Processed And Sized To Manufacture Tombstones.
The Polishing Process, To Polish Slabs Of Various Thickness To a High Gloss Finish. Polishing Enhances The Natural Colour Of The Granite. After The Polishing Process The Granite Will Retain Its Shine For Decades To Come.