Granite is an important structural and ornamental stone, due to its high compressive strength and durability. It is the hardest of structural stones. Its mineral-rich colors, its hardness and density, make it an ideal choice for flooring, counter tops, vanities as well as exterior applications. A broad range of elegant patterns and colors makes granite the most versatile and durable of all stones. It is also the most “maintenance-free” of all natural stones. Depending on the location the magma flows, the magma metamorphisms are what give granite its wonderful variety of colors and patterns. However, its dense grain patterns make it susceptible to staining. But there are sealants readily available to inhibit the stain long enough for one to clean it up. Granite is the most versatile natural stone to be used in your home.