Polished granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops due to its high durability and aesthetic qualities. .A stone has natural beauty, with varied shades, markings, veining and color. Just as in other natural products, no two pieces of stone are alike. As a natural product, the slab may contain naturally occurring imperfections.These characteristics, including color variations, irregular markings, fissure lines (which appear as hairline cracks), and polishing swirls all add to the beauty and rugged elegance that is normal with natural stone.