Granite samples are small pieces of granite rock that are cut and finished for display purposes. Granite samples help retailers show customers what the finished product looks like, since photographs may have slight color variations.
When people order granite products, such as counter tops, they do not often get to see the finished product until it is ready to be installed. Using a granite sample helps to prevent costly mistakes.
Granite is a popular construction material for kitchen and bathroom counter tops and floor tiles because of its appearance and durability. It can be cut in many different shapes and comes in a large variety of colors and patterns.
Samples of granite in the form of gravel and pebbles used for landscaping and driveways can be found in home improvement stores.