Granite is often considered the most luxurious stone. And with granite's beauty and durability it is no wonder granite is so popular. Granite is a very hard rock that has a visible pattern and structure. Granite is most often polished to a high gloss. The colors patterns and texture of granite will very greatly from one slab of granite to the next. Granite is one of the most durable and desirable countertop surfaces available today. Granite is often the most popular natural stone for countertops.