The most popular type of stone surface used today, granite is harder than all stones except diamonds. In fact, diamonds are used to cut and polish granite. As beautiful as it is solid, granite is quarried in Europe, Africa, Brazil, and other regions of the world and—depending on the geological conditions that created it—comes in a wildly diverse selection of colors, layers, and patterns.
Its granular structure is formed from magma deep within the earth’s mantle and is the inspiration for its name: Granite is derived from the Latin root word granum, which means “grain.”
Properly sealed granite is resistant to heat, stains, and scratches and will not blister or crack. Plus, its cool, polished surface is perfect for working with pastry dough. This makes it the ideal choice for countertops. Granite’s warm, natural beauty adds character to any kitchen or bathroom.