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How can I be sure to choose the hardest and least porous granite? 

Most granite or other igneous stone that is used for countertops is very high on the hardness scale.  Because this stone was formed many millions of years ago in a molten state, it is all very similar in its hardness and porosity.  The varying degree of porosity is overcome by the sealer that we use.  Certain light colors may need sealing more often than darker stone.  As far as surface quality, sometimes the varied colored veins in stone will polish to a slightly different luster, which is due to the mineral content.  If you do not like this variation in surface luster when you see slabs, it is not likely not change during fabrication.  Generally for the consumer, what you see on the slab surface is what you will get.  All stone has veins, pits, fissures and other irregularities that produce its natural uniqueness.
 
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