Granite is igneous rock that has its origin deep in the Earth’s molten mantle. During the long process when such extremely hot liquidized rock material rose and cooled, a crystalline structure is formed. Granite is composed of hard minerals such as quartz, feldspar and mica, which make it strong and hard in nature. Granite is an ideal stone for countertop and flooring application. Granite also resists most scratches and shows no damage from heat such as placing hot pots and pans on it. However it can still be stained by oils like olive and vegetable oil.