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Granite is an igneous rock composed mostly of two minerals: quartz and feldspar. It is an intrusive rock, meaning that it crystallized from magma that cooled far below the earth’s surface. Its name is derived from the Latin word granum, which means grain, a reference to the easily-seen minerals in the rock.
Granite countertops can handle any damage you can make. Granite countertops won’t scratch, unless you are using diamond blades. Granite countertops won’t stain like marble or synthetic countertops. Your granite kitchen countertop can be used as a cutting board without suffering any ill effects. Vegetables, fruits, and other food can be applied directly to Granite countertops without staining or destroying the seal. While lemon and tomato juices and foods normally cause a mess, with granite countertops, these messes can be cleaned up quickly. Similar surfaces like a soapstone, marble, concrete, and limestone can be easily damaged by daily use and are not as strong as granite countertops. The strength of man-made synthetic surfaces will never compare to the strength of natural granite countertops.