Granite is the oldest igneous rock on earth. It forms during the crystallization of magma under the earth's crust. Due to it's slow cooling process, granite's mineral grains grow tightly together making it one of the hardest materials in the world. Granite contains quartz, feldspar, and traces of mica- all contributing to the the stunning array of different colors and designs. It's durability and hardness makes granite a great choice for heavily used spaces such as countertops, vanities, and flooring. Some granites are also ideal for outdoor spaces as they are resistant to weathering.