As one of the oldest, hardest and strongest stones available, granite is the material of choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Virtually impervious to spills, stains, chopping and scratches, granite countertops are also invulnerable to the extreme heat of pots and pans and etching caused by acidic foods.
Granite, while available in many color options, typically light white, pink, beige, light gray, black and even green, consists of other darker minerals that penetrate through the color giving it a speckled look.
Due to its beauty and durability, granite is also used about the home in flooring, window sills, shower surrounds, islands, fireplaces, bar tops and benches. Fountains, columns and accessories can also be carved out of granite, but its hardness makes it difficult to work with.
Granite is a very affordable natural stone that creates a beautiful and unique atmosphere in any environment. It is one of the most durable natural stones available.