Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their mineralogy. Granite is nearly always massive (lacking any internal structures), hard and tough, and therefore it has gained widespread use throughout human history as a construction stone.

Granite is a natural, durable stone found in many parts of the world. Granite is extremely durable, and resistant to heat and scratches. Granite does require some maintenance — it should be sealed yearly to protect seams and edges. Granite is available in a wide range of patterns and colors.