Granite is the most durable and popular stone used in the manufacturing of memorials. It can be supplied in the following finishes;
- Rustic (natural, rough edged)
- Sanded (smooth, matt finish)
- Part polished (gloss, polished face of headstone and top of base, remainder of memorial sanded)
- All polished (all visible surfaces gloss polished)
All-polished memorials are the most resistant to weathering and can be expected to maintain their original appearance for more than 50 years after being fixed in the cemetery.
Granite is available in almost every colour imaginable from white to black, red to green and also in various multicolour shades. Some of the popular colours include Khammam ebony (dense black), deep dark grey, speckled dark grey, Glenaby (medium grey), Karin (light grey), Paradiso (black, pink or grey multicolour), Balmoral (red), emerald pearl (pearlescent green or black), blue pearl (pearlescent blue/ or grey), blue-brown pearl, fern green, lavender blue (light blue or grey), Peterhead (pink), Sherwood (green) and Kashmir (white).