The color of granite cobblestone is often a major part of the selection process. Granite color is largely determined by the geographic location and geologic make-up of the quarry or area it is extracted from. It is probably one of the most plentiful natural stones available, quarried in many areas of North America as well as worldwide.
Granite is an igneous rock that forms when magma cools slowly beneath the earth’s surface, forming large, easily visible crystals of quartz, feldspar, and mica. The typical color variation of granite used for cobblestone is gray, speckled black/white and pink. The alkali feldspar is what gives a distinctive pink color, and the amount of crystals add to the speckled appearance.
Most clients come to us looking for a different granite color than the usual choices found here in the U.S., and are excited to find the color of our granite and sandstone cobblestone is extremely unique.
Above are projects that selected 5″ x 8″, 4″ x6″ and 5″ x 5″ antique granite cobblestone from the Historic European Cobblestone collection. The reclaimed granite offers a different variation of gray, warm gray-red, blue and earthy tones, with far less obvious crystallization’s. In addition, the age and worn surface of the stone leaves the beautiful, authentic aged patina which is unlike anything newly quarried.
For more images of this unique product, please visit our website: Historic European Cobblestone , or give us a call!