Granite is one of the most dense, hard and strong rocks. It is used in construction as a lining material. Besides, granite has a low water absorption and high resistance to frost and dirtying. Due to these properties it is the optimum material for paving indoors and outdoors. Still, it is worthwhile to remember that such premises will have a somewhat higher background radiation, therefore it is not recommended to line living premises with some kinds of granite.
Granite is used in interiors for finishing walls and stairs, making tabletops and columns, decorating flights of stairs with granite balusters, fabrication of flower pots and facing fireplaces and fountains. In exteriors granite is often applied as a lining or construction stone (quarry stone for arranging foundations, fences and load-bearing walls) or as a masonry material (pavers, breccia).