Granite countertops are the countertop material of choice.They define elegance with any kitchen, bar or bath. As the use of natural stone for countertops continue to become more widespread, the cost of granite countertops will come down. The beauty of natural stone compliment virtually any kitchen or bath.
Granite is made up from two of the hardest minerals found on earth "quartz & feldspar". Because of these two minerals, granite offers outstanding durability for countertops. The resistance to scratching is largely dependent upon the hardness of the minerals that actually make up the stone. In most granite rocks, the primary minerals quartz and feldspar, account for about 90% of the granite rock itself. Both quartz and feldspar rate between a 6 and 7 on the Moh's scale.
Unlike any man made material, polished granite offers depth, clarity and movement. Hundreds of granite colors are available in thousands of variations. Many popular granite colors are consistent, but not all. In fact, close to 50% of the granite slabs sold are stones that are considered "exotic granites".
These granite colors tend to offer the most variation and movement within the slab. Countertops made from granite are resistant to heat, scratching, staining and chips. In the unlikely event that your granite gets a scratch, stain or chip, it can be repaired by a local stone fabricator.