It is hard, non-porous and a homogeneous material which can be widely used in different areas. The stone can be polished again if a fresh appearance is desired. It is not water absorbent and is anti-slip hence it is the most perfect and hygienic flooring for humid areas. It is very strong and long lasting. It is resistant enough to fit to any weather. It is a very good reflector of heat making it comfortable to walk on. They are available in slabs and tiles form and extremely cost effective as compared to other stones. It is economical, easily available and most durable natural stone available.