Granite is an incredibly durable stone, the second hardest naturally occurring material on earth (the first is diamond). Minerals in granite appear as small flecks, known as the salt and pepper look. When polished to a high gloss, the colors naturally present in the granite crystals shine with their full luster.
The hardness of granite makes it the perfect material for kitchens, or any surface that is subjected to heavy use, due to the ease of cleaning and maintaining it. It can take a hot pot, so there's no need to use a trivet, and its surface is ideal for rolling out pastry dough.
It does not lose its gloss or harbor bacteria, making cleanup easier and faster. It is one of the best work surfaces available.