Granite is a hard and dense natural stone formed deep under the earth’s crust when cooling magma compressed Mica, Feldspar, Quartz and other minerals under heat and pressure into an endless array of colors and patterns.
Natural granite comes in thousands of colors and patterns, so your hardest choice might be which slab to choose

Granite is one of the hardest stone materials available. It is resistant to heat, scratches, stains and bacteria. You can place a hot pan directly on most granite counter tops. You can even chop things directly on the counter, but it isn't a good idea because the granite will dull your knives quickly. Most slabs will last for decades without marring or chipping at the edges.
Repairs are possible using professional patching compounds and tints.

Most granite counter top manufacturers will recommend initially sealing the slab and resealing every five years. However, some varieties of granite exist that are so dense they do not ever need to be sealed.

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