Granite is a naturally occurring acidic igneous rock that is deep, medium or coarsely crystalline. The name comes from a Latin word for grain since it is granular in structure. This stone comes in various shades of colour from purely clear to shiny black. In most cases, granite does not have homogenous colour; it features veins, spots and discolourations with time. This gives granite the beauty it presents.
Granite is the hardest known luxury stone. It is also very resistant to weathering, capable of taking mirror polish, has fascinating colours and textural patterns. These features make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications as building and decorative stones. Granite is commonly used for kitchen countertops, windowsills, bathroom countertops, bar and shop countertops, housing fireplaces, siding and flooring among other uses.