Granite easily blends in to feel at home in a country farm house or give a touch of elegance to a modern high rise building. Originating from molten magma, granites are much more durable and functional than marbles. Its crystalline structure is far more resistant to abrasions, staining, acid-resistant, and discolouration than most marbles. Granite is one of the hardest naturally occurring substances known – making it a great choice for high traffic areas, kitchen countertops, as well as an option for exterior wall-cladding.
Unlike marbles, granites are mainly available in darker shades – black, red and grey. This factor tends to limit its uses if lighter colours are more ideal for a certain area. Nevertheless, it is the ideal material to use for people who love durability and low maintenance.