What is granite?

Granite rocks are igneous rocks also known as "fire rocks" which were formed by slowly cooling pockets of magma that were trapped beneath the earth's surface.  Granite is the hardest of all building stones with a very close grain, making it almost impervious to stains and uniquely applicable for any interior use.  If polished, its high-gloss finish will endure even in harsh environments.  These characteristics are ideal for countertops and flooring making granite a reliable stone for these applications.