Granite is a hard and adaptable material and more suitable for worktops and counters being more dense than marble and thereby more resistant to staining. It is also suitable for paving and cladding in tile or slab form. Modern cutting methods enable granite to be cut thinner making it more competitive in price and reducing shipping cost. Various finishing can be applied to the surface, as with most hard surfaces, to suit the area to which it is applied. Click to view swatches.