Why Granite Is the Material of Choice for a Memorial Monument


If you've just lost somebody close to you, then you may be making arrangements for their burial and want to come up with a monument as a fitting and lasting tribute. You have several options available to you, but you should always consider granite as the material of choice for such a situation. Why is this?

Naturally Perfect

Granite was initially formed from cooling magma and has been lying beneath the Earth's surface for thousands of years. It typically consists of feldspar and quartz, interspersed with a variety of other minerals and this combination provides a very tight structure with granular quality that makes the rock extremely strong. The rock's composition makes it difficult for water to penetrate, which means that granite is the perfect solution for a memorial that will stand in the elements for years to come. As the water will simply run off the monument, it is unlikely to deteriorate due to fungal or algae growth, and it can be easily cleaned whenever necessary.

Ideal Solution

It is little wonder that granite has been the construction material of choice for cemetery headstones for generation after generation. It's not only tough and resilient, but it has other benefits as well.


For example, you can choose from a variety of different colours and can apply a number of different finishes to granite in its manufactured form. It can be polished to enhance its natural colours or can be left in its original state for a more rustic appearance. It's relatively easy to work with, so a stonemason can come up with a fitting message to add to the tribute and you can even create a beautiful sculpture as part of your work. You may be able to get granite stone in a specific colour depending on where it is mined, with options ranging from light grey to orange and others in between.


If you do erect a granite monument, then you can be sure it will last for dozens of years into the future. It's very durable and can resist a sudden impact, and it will stand up well to acid rain or general weathering. While you will, of course, want to visit the grave for general maintenance from time to time, you won't need to pay too much attention to the granite memorial while you are there.

Your Plan

Talk with your supplier or stonemason and see what kind of cemetery monument you can design for the dearly departed.


30 May 2019

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