Marble and granite countertops have more similarities than differences. They’re both stunning natural stones and the two require a similar amount of care. With a little TLC, both granite and marble worktops will keep their fantastic look for many years to come, bringing fabulous surfaces to kitchens, bathrooms and offices across the nation.
When picking countertops for a kitchen or bathroom, many property owners favour the look of natural stone, which offers an almost endless choice of exclusive, classic colours and designs. Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials on the market for modern and traditional houses. Marble provides a luxurious feel and is a classic choice for making your home look high-end.
As with any material the visual differences between granite and marble are a matter of taste. Some people favour the natural look of granite, which comes in a wide variety of colours and designs. Others like the stylishness and luxurious feel of marble in the home, a favourite marble design in the market at the moment is marble with a white background with strikes of black coming through. The look of marble countertops is most definitely on trend at this moment in time. Providing that elegant, luxurious feel and stylish appearance, the best of both worlds.
Granite countertops are often cited as being one of the most durable natural materials. Hot pots can be placed directly on the countertop, you can cut food on the surface without significant damage, and spills wipe away easily. However, on the other hand, marble is also very strong and durable but is a lot more porous and will stain easier than granite would, it always depends on the liquid spilt and how long it’s left on the surface. It’s always best to remove the liquid or food from the surface as quickly as possible, reducing the risk of permanent marks and stains.
Installation or price
Both granite and marble must be fitted by a qualified expert. The materials used can be very hefty and hard to handle. Plus cutting the hole for the sink is no easy task. The price of granite has decreased over the past years but is more affordable than marble.
We hope that you have enjoyed this blog, and it has provided you with some ideas of what would be best for your countertops. If you would like to find out more information then please don’t hesitate to get in touch via telephone on 01604 585848 or head on over to our contact page.