Granite is essentially the emblematic example of what people see when they picture quality stone. Granite has long set the standard by which slabs are evaluated, and rightly so. Granite is a igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye. It forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth’s surface. Granite is a harder stone – it’s comparable to steel in terms of hardness, ranking about a 6 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. It’s combination of unquestionable strength and unlimited visual potential make granite universally revered.