Synonymous with luxury, granite and marble are classic countertop choices that elevate any home’s style. When choosing between granite or marble, it’s important to understand the key differences between these beautiful natural stone materials to help you choose the material that's right for your needs.
Appearance: Granite’s physical appearance differs from marble and offers a variety of speckled colors. The variation of color comes from melded stone within the granite. Marble, often found in lighter grey or cream colors, differs from granite and has dark lines or veins formed by mineral impurities.
Durability: Known for its resistance to crack and chips, granite is the more durable option. While marble is also a strong material, it is softer making it prone to chipping and scratching. Along with being softer, marble is porous and more susceptible to stains.
Maintenance: To maintain marble countertops, it is recommended to avoid acidic materials and cleaning spills when they happen to avoid stains. Proper annual re-sealing is also recommended for maintenance.
All-natural stone countertops are a unique piece of artwork with each slab varying in their speckling or veins. The look of marble and granite provide a beautiful addition to any space in your home. To start building your custom kitchen, or to learn more about granite and marble options, contact us today.