About Granite Natural Surfaces

Granite is a natural stone and has been used as a building material for many centuries. Formed by volcanic activity, granite is an igneous rock whose strength approaches that of diamonds.

Granite has tiny pits or spaces between the various mineral crystals. This is caused primarily by Biotite (small black minerals found throughout the slab). The pits do not make the granite less durable and do not qualify a slab as unusable or replaceable. Pits are common in all granite and should be expected when dealing with a natural stone material.

Natural granite is a material with naturally occurring variations. These variations create a one-of-a-kind look for color, tone, granularity and pattern. There are no two stones that are exactly alike. While Carolina Counters offers an online color sample of the stones variations that we carry, we recommend viewing larger slabs prior to making a final decision. 

While granite is a very strong natural stone, it is not indestructible, it must be sealed and cared for properly.