Granite is composed of a variety of minerals such as quartz, feldspar, and mica. It forms in hundreds of colors, and is quarried worldwide, but most often from Brazil, Spain, India and China. The only natural stones harder than granite are diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. This makes granite an excellent choice when permanence, enduring color and texture, and complete freedom from deterioration and maintenance are prime requirements.
Granite is highly heat, scratch and stain resistant, and is commonly used to face commercial and institutional buildings and monuments. Granite is the traditional favorite of countertop materials for its unique colors and patterns, proven durability and lasting value.