An excellent choice for kitchen countertops, floors and other heavily used surfaces. Granite is an ingenious rock, which was formed by slowly cooling pockets of magma (hot liquid) that was trapped beneath the earth’s surface. Quarried from the mountains of Italy, United States, India and dozens of other countries around the world, granite is one of the most popular natural stones on the market. Consisting of mainly feldspar and quartz, granite is the hardest known material used in commercial and residential applications.
Available in a striking array of colors, granite’s durability and longevity make it ideal for kitchen countertops.
While some synthetic surfaces scratch easily and melt under hot cookware, granite is nearly impossible to scratch, resists heat and is one of the most bacteria-resistant surfaces, second only to stainless steel.
Many studies have shown that granite, when compared to engineered stone, ceramic tile, laminate, butcher block and other manufactured surfaces, received the highest overall performance rating as a kitchen countertop material.