Granite counter tops are an excellent choice if you’re thinking about replacing your kitchen countertops. Granite is also a great materials for bathroom vanities, floors, and any other heavily used surface. Quarried from the mountains of Italy, Brazil., India, and dozens of other countries around the world, granite is one of the most popular natural stones on the market for countertops. It’s available in a variety of colors with several options sure to match your home. While some synthetic surfaces scratch easily and melt under hot cookware, granite resists heat. Granite is also one of the most bacteria-resistant kitchen surfaces. Granite is also nearly impossible to scratch, and with proper cleaning, will not stain under normal use. Sealants are available to further improve stain resistance.