Granite has high resistance to heat, UV and scratching, and a wide range of beautiful natural colours are available for you to choose from. Granite counter tops is certainly a good choice for high traffic area applications in your living space. Depending on the specific material(granite is natural stone quarried and imported from all over the world, and each polished slab and different colour material will have a unique composition, and therefore unique characteristics and colour variation), certain strengths and weaknesses will be present,and note should be taken regarding the fact that this is a natural product with it's own natural character. No two slabs of granite will be the same and variations in colour and composition are aspects to consider and embrace when deciding on this material for your project. The quartz percentage in typical granite kitchen benchtops roughly 20%. It is very hard, but not as hard and strong as quartz benchtops(since quartz is the closest mineral to diamonds for hardness), and chances of possible little cracks, chips and breakage are higher, but rest assured it is in almost all cases something that can be repaired, and we can surely assist should it be necessary. A wide variety of stunningly beautiful colours are available on the market, and if you are after an earthly, natural type of stone look, this might be the material for you. Granite is a porous material, however we seal all granite kitchen benchtops and vanity tops professionally to prevent it from absorbing any liquids as far as possible. We will guide you regarding this and provide all necessary information on how to clean and care for your stone bench, which is really easy, and requires minimal effort.