Granite. Granite is an igneous rock composed of mostly two minerals: quartz and feldspar. It is an intrusive rock, meaning that it crystallized from magma that cooled far below the earth’s surface. Hardness and longevity: Granite is comparatively harder and stronger than marble. It is mostly known as the most durable natural stone and compared to marble. It is resistant to heat and can easily withstand hot cookware therefore it is perfect for kitchen tops.
Egyptian Granite have been used by the Ancient Egyptians in all their temples and tools. Most of the current existing Pharaonic artifacts are made from granite coming from south of Egypt “Aswan”, even the Great Pyramids of Giza are built from granite blocks transported from Aswan.