The history of granite goes back thousands of years wherein it has been extensively used in grand architectural pursuits, for instance, in the ancient pyramids of Egypt, in the Luxor Obelisk in Paris, or even the Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in London’s Hyde Park.Presently, granite is a popular choice for kitchen worktops and vanity tops due to its durability, easy availability and aesthetic appeal. Also, the risk of bacterial contamination is quite low with these worktops. It is quite low maintenance in comparison to other stones and is highly resistant to stains and scratches, depending upon the finish of the stone.Granite does not require frequent sealing or constant polish for shine. Thus, it is the perfect stone for worktops in general. Another advantage of choosing granite is the range of pattern and colour options available— people can choose from several shades of black, brown, mauve, grey, blue, green, red, white, etc. Not only do offer a classic and elegant finesse, they are also value for money.