Granite is an igneous rock composed of mostly two minerals: quartz and feldspar. It is an intrusive rock, meaning that it crystallized from magma that cooled far below the Earth's surface. Granite is composed mostly of two minerals: quartz and orthoclase feldspar (a potassium-rich variety of feldspar). Quartz must make up at least 20% of the rock and orthoclase at least 35%. Granite is a light-coloured igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye. It forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth's surface. Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals
Leathering granite is an intense and difficult process that is best left to professionals. To achieve its trademark rough surface and slightly matte look, a diamond tipped brush is run over the stone’s surface repeatedly. This strips away imperfections and polishes the stone while leaving the natural contours and grooves intact.
Lappato Granite is preferred for design projects, but it can be used for other multiple applications. It is extensively used for kitchen countertops, flooring, wall decorations and staircasing.
A brushed finish gives granite a slightly textured feel. It is not usually rough to the touch but rather is a finish of smooth and silky ridges and veins. Unlike polished or honed, a brushed finish typically has no sheen to it. This finish is suited for outdoor use, as the texture will provide a bit of traction for application around surfaces that will be wet or exposed to the elements. Similarly, such a surface will hide scratches and imperfections, which are bound to happen on a granite surface that is exposed to scratchy outdoor elements like dirt and lawn debris.