Granite is a traditional countertop material offering a variety of unique colors and patterns. It is a coarse-grained, crystalline, igneous rock primarily composed of feldspar and quartz. Granite forms from slowly cooling magma that is subjected to extreme pressures deep beneath the earth’s surface. It is a dense, natural material that is quarried from all around the world. Large blocks of granite are quarried from mountains, then the blocks are processed into slabs. Slabs are then fabricated into countertops.