Granite tile is a perfect choice for hard surface applications where durability and low maintenance is important, such as tiles for kitchen counter-tops, high traffic floors and tile flooring for commercial applications. Granite is chiefly composed of 30% Quartz and 60% Feldspar. These minerals are much harder than the Calcite of marbles and for this reason granite will not scratch as easily as marble. Granite is very resistant to most acids and will not etch nor leave a dull spot on the surface, as marble does. Granite is probably one of the most popular type of natural stone that is used for counter tops, floors, sinks and showers. Its smooth polish brings a classically elegant feel to your home.