What is Granite? Granite is an igneous rock made up of primarily quartz, feldspar, and a mixture of additional trace minerals, where extreme pressure and temperatures in excess of 2300° F causes small particles of quartz, feldspar, and other minerals to fuse together.
Hardness: Granite is as hard as Quartz and Quartzite.
Heat Resistance: Granite countertops are more heat resistant than Quartz countertops.
Scratch Resistance : Granite is more resistant to scratching compared to quartz. The dark grey patterns and its natural veining makes it easy to cover up scratches on the countertop.
UV Resistance : It is highly resistant to direct UV rays. This prevents the surface from fading and you can use it for outdoor countertops or in a room that receives direct UV rays.
Usable Areas : Kitchen Countertops & Backsplash – Bathroom Vanities – Fireplaces – Tub Surrounds – Floor & Wall