GRANITE AND NATURAL STONE
Countertops can be made from a wide range of materials and the cost of the completed countertop can vary widely depending on the material chosen. The durability and ease of use of the material often rises with the increasing cost of the material but this is not necessarily so; some costly materials are neither particularly durable nor user-friendly, albeit stylish. Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. Granites usually have a medium to coarse grained texture. By definition, granite has a color index of less than 25%. Granite is usually found in the continental plates of the Earth’s crust.