Granite is found all over the world and is one of the most common rocks in the Earth’s crust. Some of the most common areas where granite is harvested include Brazil, Norway, India, Spain and the United States.
The best finishing equipment is in Italy; they use the best polishing machines and resin treatment. Italians are highly selective with their block purchases. Surprisingly though, the stone that Italy offers to the market actually comes from all over the world and is just treated in Italy.
The primary source for supply of granite is Brazil. The main reason for this is their geological structure and the abundance of the minerals that make up granite. Brazil also provides cheap labor and manufacturing which is appealing to all the other countries that purchase goods from them.
There are several states in the U.S. that play a large part in the production and manufacturing of granite. In fact, the first commercial railroad in the United States was nicknamed the Granite Railroad and it transported granite from Massachusetts to New York.