What makes granite so great?


Granite is one of the most popular materials when it comes to home countertops, but why? What makes granite so popular? Having natural stone in your home not only enhances the appearance, but also the value. And granite, as a natural stone, does just that! 

At Firenze International, we have over 100 years of experience working in the natural stone industry. We have supplied many contractors with natural granite slabs used for projects of all types. Below, we explain what makes natural granite slabs such a popular choice when it comes to countertops! 

There are no two pieces alike

Just like snowflakes, there are no two pieces of granite that are identical. Granite stone forms from magma below the Earth's surface. These pieces of natural stone come from all over the world. Our granite selection comes primarily from Italy, Brazil and India. 


As unique as their formation is, so are their color and designs. Granite comes in a wide range of colors! There is white, blue, black, red, green and even pink granite. When granite is formed, the combination of minerals is what determines the color of the slab. Also, each natural granite slab has a unique veining!

It's formed to last

Granite is one of the most durable countertop stones on the market! This natural stone is an igneous rock that was created from molten rock that was crystallized and solidified, making it durable. 

This natural stone is resistant to about everything in the kitchen including: 

  • Can withstand high temperatures 

  • Scratches and stains

  • Spilled or still water

  • Bacterial growth 

Maintenance is easy

Homeowners don't want to spend their precious hours maintaining their kitchen countertops. They already have way too much on their plates like cooking, doing laundry and mowing lawns. Maintaining countertops is the last thing on their mind. 

Granite countertops provide that simple solution. This natural stone is easy to maintain, all you need to do is have it resealed by a professional every one to five years. Resealing granite can keep it looking shiny and clean but ensure water or scratches can form over time. It takes less than five minutes to contact a professional, and it will keep your granite great for a lifetime.

Natural granite slabs are great for many reasons. Granite is long-lasting, very durable easy to maintain, and each slab is unique in their own way! When choosing a new natural stone countertop, consider choosing granite!

If you are in need of natural granite slabs, or any other natural stone slabs, including marble, quartzite, travertine and more, call Firenze! Our team is happy to help supply the stone needed for your next project!


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