Felsic Intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their mineralogy. The word "granite" comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a holocrystalline rock. By definition, granite is an igneous rock with at least 20% quartz and up to 65% alkali feldspar by volume.
Granites are the densest of the natural stones. Typically polished but also available in honed, flamed and other finishes. “Hard” to “very hard” as natural stone goes and therefore suitable for use both commercially and residentialy in very high use areas. Commonly used residentially on kitchen counter top applications, building facings, and outdoor kitchens