8 Unknown and Interesting Facts About Tan Brown Granite

by Key Crops on Apr 20, 2023

8 Unknown and Interesting Facts About Tan Brown Granite

Tan brown Granite is one of the most popular choices of materials by many homeowners. Due to its hardness, it can be used in various areas, including kitchen countertops, interior flooring, exterior flooring, worktops, kitchen backsplash, etc. Apart from versatility, this natural stone offers durability. It can last for decades and can withstand different weather conditions.

You might all be aware of Granite's durability, robustness, and versatility. But there are many things about Granite that you probably didn't know. Those fantastic facts and things are discussed in this article. You'll surely be amazed to know these unbelievable facts and stuff about tan brown Granite.

1. Tan Brown Granite Consists of Many Materials

Granite primarily consists of around 20-60% quartz and 10-65% feldspar, and other minerals like mica and amphiboles are present in subtle amounts. The concentration of these materials is what determines the colour of Granite. Pink-coloured Granite has a high concentration of potassium feldspar, and black granite is abundant in quartz and minerals that make up amphibole. White Granite has a high concentration of amphibole. Though, you won't find pure white Granite. It will be an off-white or creamy colour.

2. Doesn't Have Smooth Surface

Many people think that Granite naturally has a smooth surface. But there's nothing like that. There are small spaces and pits between the various crystals. These spaces and pits are caused by biotite and are present in almost all natural materials, including tan brown Granite.

3. It is Radioactive But Safe

Not many are aware of this, but Granite contains some uranium. Some granite bodies might have around 20 times the usual amount of uranium, whose radon gas is the byproduct. But you don't have to worry, as tan brown Granite is completely safe to use. The amount of uranium emitted by Granite is less than that of your garden soil. So, it's an entirely safe material for your home.

4. Unbelievably Hard

Granite is durable and robust, so you can directly chop your fruits and vegetables on the Granite. You can even place a hot pan or pot on the surface. But that doesn't mean you should directly cut your vegetables on Granite. Granite is so hard that it can damage your kitchen knives. So, it is recommended to use a cutting board to chop fruits and vegetables. However, Granite is not entirely durable. Feldspar and mica in the Granite are not as durable to heat, so avoid placing hot pans and pots.

5. Tan Brown Granite Naturally has Fissures

We came to know that Granite contains small spaces and pits. But apart from that, they also have fissures. Some people think that Granite contains cracks, but it's not true. There are no cracks on the surface of the Granite. They are just fissures. These are part of the natural beauty, and it doesn't have anything to do with the durability of Granite. So, knowing the difference between fissures and cracks is extremely important.

6. Tan Brown Granite is not Unbreakable

Though Granite is the hardest substance in the world, that doesn't mean it is indestructible. Granite might get chipped or cracked if it comes in contact with a heavy or hard object. But it takes a lot of force for Granite to crack or chip.

7. It Requires Sealing

We've discussed that Granite is one of the most durable materials in the world. They are robust, scratch-resistant, and versatile. But despite being so durable, tan brown Granite is slightly permeable to moisture. So, it's essential to seal the Granite. Once properly sealed, the surface of the Granite will cause water to bead in drops. This will prevent liquid and stains from passing through the pores that might damage the surface.

8. It is the Oldest Natural Stone

Tan brown Granite is one of the oldest natural stones, dating back around 300 million years. It is one of the most popular choices of building materials and has been used to construct many structures, including the tomb of the Pharaoh and the walls of the Great Pyramid of Cheops.


These are some of the unknown things about tan brown Granite that you should know. Hope you've learned something new about Granite. Now you can easily decide if you are considering a new countertop or granite flooring.

Frequently Asked Questions

These frequently asked questions about tan brown Granite will help you understand this natural stone in a better way.

Q1. Is tan brown Granite good?

Tan brown Granite is one of the most popular choices among homeowners. Apart from being durable and robust, this natural stone can easily blend with any exterior or interior environment.

Q2. How much does it cost?

Tan brown granite costs somewhere between INR 70 to INR 80 per square foot. The thickness of a granite slab is around 16mm.

Q3. What colour paint goes with tan brown Granite?

Everything goes well with tan brown Granite. It totally depends on your taste and style. However, if we talk about our top list, you can consider painting your walls with beige, white, and other light colours.

Q4. What cabinet colour goes well with tan brown Granite?

Any lighter tones, including beige, white, light brown, etc., look perfect with tan brown Granite.

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