Information and facts about graniteWritten by Joey Lewitin
Granite – Might of Stone
FORMATION Granite is generally produced by magma solidifying under extreme pressure. When magma rises, due to being lighter then surrounding rocks, it begins to cool. This cooling happens slowly, and crystals are formed beneath surface of earth. This produces a tightly interlocked structure, which is why granite is such a strong stone. It is comprised mostly of quartz, alkali feldspar, and plagioclase feldspar. Granite makes up a lot of earths crust, and is generally revealed to surface when continental shifts cause breaks in landscape that allow it to be seen.
CONTROVERSIES ON FORMATION Some evidence supports theory that there is a second way to produce Granite. Lack of evidence for contact between granite and surrounding stone, as well as evidence of sediments may demonstrate that granite can also form through metamorphic processes, by combining several minerals under pressure.
Decorating using drink coastersWritten by Joey Lewitin
When you design your homes décor, say something about your style, elegance, and class, by using decorative coasters. Coasters can be more then furniture barriers, they can speak about your attention to detail and care you put into your home.
Having coasters shows that you take pride in your furnishings, and that you care about details. The marks left behind by a glass are almost unnoticeable, but if piece they appear on is worth further scrutiny, they will be apparent. That coaster is a way of showing that your table is worth that extra attention paid to it.
Coasters come in such a wide variety that it should be easy to find one to fit your décor. They can be made of almost any material, in almost any shape. Classic coasters are made with quality, from high end materials such as wood or stone. Less expensive coasters can be made from paper or plastic, although wrong coaster can actually have a negative effect on your décor.