Granite Vs. Marble Vs. Wood Countertops? There’s An Easy Winner!
Streaks of color run through it, some muted, some so wide and intense they can be mistaken for cracks. Marble features large veining patterns, while granite has multicolored speckles and a variety of patterns. Granite is harder and can fend off most scratches and chips, even those from chopping directly on the countertop (although you’ll quickly dull your knives if you do this). I would like marble countertops, willing to settle for granite and some sort of dazzling backsplash.
The granite rock is generally made of feldspar and quartz which gives the stone a colorful appearance. Granite is the more durable stone, but both granite and marble are porous, meaning liquids that spill on them — especially if the stones are left untreated — can seep into the stone and cause stains. Sealants can help improve and prevent staining and etching on both marble and granite, but it is still best to wipe up problematic spills as quickly as possible.
The problem with granite’s many colors means that you’re stuck with decorating around those colors, which isn’t easy. Homeowners typically use blinds instead of curtains, and hang lights to enhance the granite.
Stone is waterproof, but we finish our wooden countertops with a product that makes them virtually waterproof. Marble is considered to have a more elegant appearance, but granite is still a high-end look. I have solid marble countertops and floor tiles in my bathroom, and granite in the kitchen. Corian counters, want to replace with marble, will settle for granite with an eye catching backspace, any suggestions.
In the end, you must talk with a pro to know about the benefits of installing granite countertops.
As the more porous of the two stones, marble’s “softness” is far easier to stain and damage than granite overall. But how frequently either needs to be resealed depends on how heavily the surface is used.
Streaks of color run through it, some muted, some so wide and intense they can be mistaken for cracks. Marble features large veining patterns, while granite has multicolored speckles and a variety of patterns. Granite is harder and can fend off most scratches and chips, even...Administrator Stone Restoration Blog