Granite is an igneous rock, characterized by a hard coarse grained surface, found in abundance on this planet. It contains several minerals, most prominent ones being quartz and feldspars, all of which are locked into each other, making granite immensely strong as well as durable. Hence is the first choice in the field of construction. Granite Uses: Being strong and durable, granite has been used for construction since several centuries. But its use is not just restricted to construction. It also sports superb bacteria resistance qualities, second only to stainless steel. Granite rocks, when polished, become scratch proof and stain resistant. Being easy to clean and heat resistance, it is a popular choice for kitchen counter tops. Other than construction and interiors, this rock type is also used as to create sculptures (Mount Rushmore being the best example). It is also a delight for amateur as well as professional rock climbers.