You might be starting the process of thinking about remodeling your kitchen with a new granite or marble slab. You may not be sure about the differences between granite and marble. There are pros and cons about each type of material and we want to help you make the right decision for your space!
Differences between Granite and Marble
Granite Countertops Denver
Granite countertops are probably the most popular material used when remodeling a kitchen or bath. Its durability, low absorption rates and resistance to high temperatures make it an easy choice for homeowners and contractors alike. For a high traffic area like a kitchen, granite stands up to almost all chemical stains and scratches from all members of your family. Granite is a durable substance that is much harder than marble and can withstand most elements like heat and cold. High impact blows can harm granite and granite can chip due to its crystallized structure. If not properly sealed, granite can absorb substances, such as oil, which can cause discoloration or spots to form.
Due to granite’s great durability, it is the primary choice of stone for many commercial applications. The strength of the mineral can hold up over many many decades and can easily be refinished to its original glory after heavy use. Don’t be surprised to see granite installed on high traffic restaurant bars. Staircases in subways or on prominent buildings and in some extreme cases even interior and exterior windseal, build walls and streets/sidewalks.
Marble Countertops Denver
Marble stone is formed from limestone, superheated to form its unique crystalline structure. Marble countertop surfaces are timeless with their classic beauty and elegance. If you want a surface that will last for years, this natural stone countertop material is perfect for you. The reason marble remains in heavy demand for countertops is its elegant appearance. This igneous stone comes in a wonderful display of color. Your choice of hues includes solid white, solid black and a range of variety colors in the rose, yellow, gray, green, white and black spectrums. No two slabs are alike, so you’ll be assured of having a unique countertop for your home.
Using marble for your bathroom countertops is a wonderful way to add elegance to your bathroom space. Marble does great in bathroom because it is typically not exposed to the same chemicals and stain agents as it is in the kitchen. The natural beauty of marble also makes it a popular choice for decorating, whether in a living room, kitchen or bathroom. Use marble to decorate your fireplace, floor, or wall. There are endless options for adding a bit of flair to your flooring with various marble colors with different veining.
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If you would like to talk more about using granite countertops or marble countertops in your home, please give us a call or check out our inventory here. We would love to help get you into the stone of your dreams!