Granit is a natural stone, therefore "Hard as a rock". Each slab of granit is different and unique. Granite countertops can last forever. The natural crystals of the stone give it an almost luminous look. Granit will add value to your home when considering selling. It does not harbour bacteria and is considered a sanitary surface. Due to its composition it's also unlikely to scratch or chip, but can crack when hit by a hard, sharp object. It is more durable than marble, heat-resistant and requires very little maintenance.