Here at HTS we get asked this question fairly regularly. We buy our granite from different distributors here in the United States. Our distributors do the hard work of getting the granite from around the world.
The word “granite” comes from the Latin granum, a grain, which is a reference to the coarse-grained structure full of many crystals. Granite is an igneous rock that is made up of quartz and feldspar. (Quartz countertops are manmade slabs that use natural quartz and stone mixed with resin to hold it together.) The crystals in granite form as the molten lava cools. How neat is that!
Granite slabs for countertops are “harvested” all over the world. HTS has Lake Superior Green which comes from Minnesota. A good majority of stone slabs are cut in Brazil, Italy, India, and China.
Next time you visit us to check out our slabs, just think about the work that it took to get them here! It’s a pretty neat process. I think the most amazing thing is that Mother Nature created so much beauty and so much variety. When you see all of the veins and characteristics within the slab, it’s hard to imagine that all of that was created by lava finding a resting place and cooling down.