How is Red Granite Made
What is Red granite?
A red color appears calm and noble in natural stone
Red granite has a very special attraction and has already been used historically for monuments and statues in ancient Egypt or during the Roman period. Here it is often referred to as rose granite, based on the reddish shimmering rock mass of this beautiful natural stone.
One of the oldest red granites – The Rose Granite
One of the most impressive red granites comes from Aswan, Egypt. The large sediment releases a light pink to dark pink-red natural stone. This red granite has been mined in this region for more than 4,000 years and is at the top of the oldest natural stones in the Middle East.
The red granite is interesting here because it has no homogeneous rock mass. It appears pink-reddish with a fine-grained structure or larger granoblastic. These different appearing feldspars give the rose granite an individual look that can be integrated into the living space.
The parallel to the Egyptian rose granite is the granite in the Jizera Mountains with striking red sparrows. Sometimes it can be found in the market as Liberec rose granite. The Multicolor variety of Red granite belongs to India. In its coloring, it becomes the visual highlight in the tastefully designed home.
Red granite catches the eye
While green granite stands out, the color itself is rather reserved compared to red. Red granite immediately catches the eye, depending on how heavily the natural stone is pigmented. The color of granite depends on the type of crystallization (granite is formed when magma solidifies within the earth’s crust), environmental influences and the mineral content. With a share of 40 – 60%, red granite mainly contains feldspar, in addition to a share of 20 – 40% dark mica and quartz. The secondary batch parts mostly consist of muscovite, garnet, and zircon. The reason why red granite is red can be explained with the help of feldspar: These are usually bright pink, or red to reddish in color because a mineral with intense red color is very finely distributed in the structure.
A natural stone with character and grace
Red granite is very decorative and therefore universally applicable. The coloring in conjunction with the granular structure radiates a noble ambiance that has a strong character and is authentic. Used as a floor tile, worktop, and windowsill, the red granite combined with stylish furniture is an eye-catcher.