The Durability of Granite Tombstones

Beauty can be found in a life well lived, so why should you not memorialize the life of your loved one with a durability and beauty that reflects the life they lived? Solid granite tombstones are the perfect way to do just that. Granite is an igneous rock. This means that at one time during its development it was melted like volcanic lava. Unlike lava, however, this molten (or molted) rock never reached the surface. It remained trapped inside the earth where it slowly cooled and crystallized. Granite is quarried throughout the world in the form of huge blocks, some weighing up to 20 tons. These blocks are cut into slabs that are generally 3/4 or 1 1/4 thick, and the faces are polished to the specified finish. The slabs are then carefully crated and shipped to the fabricators who will process the slabs into the final product.This crystallization resulted in a very uniform, speckled stone that ranges in color from black and gray tones to pinks, browns, reds, greens and whites.

There is no man made product that has the same colors, textures, or elegance than natural stone Because of its durability, granite is one of the oldest, and most respected of materials for use in monuments. Traditionally, it is the material chosen by both architects and engineers when permanence, enduring color and texture, and complete freedom from deterioration and maintenance are prime requirements and that is why Headstones USA chooses granite for all of our monuments. Granite is very hard and more resistant to damage than marble, that will result in a lasting tribute to your loved one and something that will stand the test of time. Granite will do this because, granite lasts the lifetime without chipping or scratching, and is impervious to heat, rain and other elements. The color and polished surface of granite do not fade over time because they are of the earth and are of a natural material. The longevity of granite headstones are a well known fact and you can get that same granite durability for your loved one with our solid granite monuments.

In addition to granite begin the perfect choice for a long-lasting and durable headstone, granite is also a great choice because it is ageless. Granite will always be contemporary. Leading architects have and will continue to choose granite to use as a building material because they know and understand its unique qualities. Historically, many of our most impressive buildings, and monuments are being built or faced with granite, and it's still unequaled as a material for steps, terraces, and the paving of plazas and public spaces. So, as you can see a natural product that is this widely used for its natural beauty and durability is perfect for use as a tribute to your loved one that will endure for decades and even centuries. Because Granite requires few precautions cemeteries approve the use of it for monuments because it is extremely durable heat proof, weather proof and chip/scratch resistant and will not crack or chip under normal circumstances. If you want a strong, and durable stone that possesses and unsurpassed natural beauty, then granite is the stone for you. One might think that because granite is so beautiful and durable, that it is also very expensive. This is simply not true. Initially, granite costs about the same as other solid surfaces. And, when you take into account the durability, the longevity, and the natural beauty of granite possesses it seems like even a more cost effective decision. Granite is also far more valuable than "synthetic materials" in much the same way that diamonds are more valuable than rhinestones. The depth and character of natural stone cannot be matched by any man-made surface. Natural stone does not depreciate with time Economics. With the new technology available to the miners and fabricators of granite, the cost of granite has dropped dramatically in the last few decades. Granite prices are now competitive with man-made options, and granite lasts longer than any other surface.

When choosing a beautiful but sensible option for a lasting memorial, choose granite. Every life well lived deserves to be recognized, and the dignified method of honoring the life of a loved one is choosing an enduring granite memorial. At Headstones USA, all of our products are made of highest-quality granite, a product of the earth. And we work with you to customize your beautiful, durable, high quality solid granite gravestone to make it the perfect commemorative marker for your loved one and a life well lived. Since granite comes in some amazing colors, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful stones in the world and we offer a wide variety of extraordinary ways to customize and personalize your stone you are sure to be 100% satisfied with the finished product and proud of the choice you have made. / 2010


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