Granite is a material hard enough to resist most abrasion, strong enough to bear significant weight; inert enough to resist weathering and it accepts a brilliant polish.
Easier to maintain than marble, it usually comes in dark hues and exhibits a variety of patterns and colors, which are caused by the grain size and type of minerals in the rock.
Granite is used in both interior and exterior applications; rough-cut and polished granite is used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments and many other exterior projects. Indoors, polished granite slabs and tiles are used in countertops, tile floors, stair treads and many other practical and decorative features. These characteristics make it a very desirable and useful.