Granite is the best choice when permanence, enduring color and texture, and freedom from deterioration and maintenance are the prime requirements for your project. The hardest natural material available for countertops, granite is composed primarily of quartz, feldspar, mica, and various other minerals. This combination results in a product that is virtually scratch-proof, burn-proof, and nearly indestructible; in fact, the only known materials harder than granite are diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. Because of its durable nature, granite is commonly used to face commercial and institutional buildings and monuments. Granite is also unmatched as a material for stairways and high-traffic flooring areas; however, it will always be best known as the material of choice for countertops, due to its unique colors and patterns, proven sustainability, and lasting value.
Granite is the preferred choice for kitchen countertop applications along with high-traffic flooring applications.
Unlike synthetic surfaces that may melt under hot cookware, granite resists heat.
It is also one of the most bacteria-resistant kitchen surfaces and is not affected by citric acid, coffee, tea, alcohol or wine.
Granite is also difficult to scratch, and with proper cleaning and sealing, will not stain in normal kitchen use.