The term “granite countertops” or “stone countertops” can refer to a number of different materials, each with different characteristics and applications. Generally speaking, stone countertops fall into two categories – natural materials, and synthetic materials.
Natural stone is anything that has been mined out of the ground, sliced into slabs and polished for use as a finished countertop in the home. A tremendous variety of aesthetic designs can be achieved with stone, from the timeless elegance of marble to the bold and artistic intensity of quartzite. All have in common the warmth and unique character that stems from using rock mined from the earth itself; no two slabs are the same, and natural stone can lend a sense of individuality to your home.