Granite is an igneous rock which is formed when magma (molten rock) cools down and solidifies. It is made up mostly of minerals such as feldspar, mica and quartz. It is a quarried rock which is cut from the quarry rock face in large blocks. These minerals and their variation give granite the numerous colours and textures we see in granite counter tops. Granite has a very glossy appearance once it is polished. The pattern and colour of granite are varied, vibrant and unique. No two pieces are the same which means you will have something different to everyone else. Granite is stain, scratch and impact resistant making it a very durable product.