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Granite vs. Marble Countertops


Comparing marble and granite head to head in important categories will assist you in deciding which stone to use in your building or renovation project.
Appearance: These are both beautiful options for countertops. Granite shows the grains we mentioned. They appear as specks that are varied in color, so a granite slab might contain a variety of hues – blue, green, orange, pink, red, etc., typically in medium to dark shades.
The “pattern” is larger in marble. The color tends to be fairly consistent with veins running through it that concentrate the color. A gray-blue slab of marble might have darker blue veins; a gray-pink slab might contain veins that are quite rosy-red in color.

Exotic Gold Veigned Granite CountertopBeauty is subjective, of course. Get your eyes on a large number of both marble and granite slabs to make the determination of which material you find to be more attractive.

Hardness and Durability: Granite is harder than marble, so it is more resistant to chips and scratches. Both materials are heat resistant, though caution should be used with hot pots and pans in the kitchen or hot hair tools in the bathroom.

Both marble and granite countertops are quite durable, but ONLY if they are properly sealed every one or two years. Granite and marble are porous, so without a seal, liquids will penetrate and stain

When the seal fades and is not replaced, these stones can be easily marred by oil, wine, juice and anything acidic. Marble is especially vulnerable to acidic foods and liquids, so be very careful to keep them off the marble or to clean up immediately after contact.

Countertop Maintenance: Most experts agree that granite requires moderate maintenance when compared with solid surface, quartz, laminate, glass or ceramic tile.
Marble is moderate to high maintenance. The care involved is keeping it sealed, avoiding acidic materials and wiping up spills quickly.

Quartz Countertops


Quartz takes any kitchen Countertops or bathroom countertops to the next level of attractive elegance. One of the toughest countertop materials available, quartz will deliver decades of durable service while maintaining its beauty. One of the most appealing features of quartz kitchen and bathroom countertops is that they are available in many colors from bright to black with a spectrum in between of creams, browns and grays. This is because they can be enhanced with colospeckled quartz countertop cornerr and to produce nearly any hue you can imagine while offering the look and feel of natural stone. In this countertop guide, you’ll find information including pros and cons of countertopsthat will help you decide if they’re the best choice for your home. It will also be helpful to see our countertop guides for granite, marble and other materials in order to compare them head to head.

What You Should Know About Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops differ from granite and marble countertops in one significant way: quartz is an engineered productswhile the other two are solid stone. The composition of quartz countertops is about 93 percent quartz, a natural material found in abundance in the earth’s crust, and 7 percent binder and color. The quartz is ground into small particles and then mixed with a polyester resin binder to hold it together and with pigment to give it richer color. Small particles of glass or reflective metallic flakes are added to some designs to achieve a unique look. The result is an attractive, extremely strong slab that is similar in appearance to marble. In addition to lustrously polished finishes, quartz counter tops are available that duplicate the matte finish of limestone, the textured finish of granite or the gloss of highly polished stone. As an engineered product, they can be produced in far more options than natural stone countertops. When you go shopping for quartz countertops, you’ll find options to fit any design and the color scheme you’re planning.
 

Materials

 
Granite — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
Granite
 
Marble — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
Marble
 
Onyx — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
Onyx
 
 
Slab Chunks — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
Quartzite
 
Modern Kitchen — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
Soapstone
 

Quartz

 
Cambria
 
Viatera
 
Caesarstone
 
 
Spectrum Quartz
 
Curava
 
Dorado
 
 
Silestone
 
Pentalquartz
 
Color Quartz Surfaces
 
 
Nustone
 
Quartz Master
 
HanStone
 

Sinks

 
Undermount Single Sink Rectangle — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
Ceramic Bowl Sink — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
Ceramic Bowl Sink Other Design — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
Undermount Single Sink Square — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
Undermount Double Sink Curved Sides — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
 
Undermount Double Sink Box Sides — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
Undermount Sink — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
Undermount Double Sink Equal Size — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
Undermount Single Sink Smooth Sides — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
Ceramic Bowl Sink Rectangle — Cabinetry in Bourne, MA
 
 
 
D-Bowl
 
Big Rectangle