Granite is a natural stone. It is very hard and durable, heat and scratch resistant, as well as, easy to maintain. There is a sealing process that is necessary throughout the years. The reapplication process depends what you use to clean your countertops. Any chemicals or ammonium products will break the sealer down faster.
It is also very versatile in the design field giving your kitchen a lot of character that will present a WOW factor for friends and family.