Countertops: Choosing Between Granite & Marble
A natural stone countertop is one of the most luxurious and sought-after kitchen features available, making a difference to the value of a house and improving the look of a kitchen tremendously. But even if you have got your heart set on a natural stone countertop, there is still a big decision to be made: which type of stone are you going to choose?
Two of the most popular types of stone for countertops are marble and granite. These are both highly regarded stones for counters, and either can make a stunning addition to your kitchen – but which one is right for you. Here we take a look at marble and granite to understand the differences and advantages of each.
Marble is a classic and timeless stone that is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious and prestigious options for your kitchen countertop. It is very hardwearing and durable, as well as being a very poor conductor of heat. This means it stays very cool and is considered to be the best possible choice of countertop for baking.
Marble is considered to have quite a high level of maintenance required to keep it in perfect condition. It is porous so it must be sealed every one to two years, and marble is especially vulnerable to acidic substances so it is essential this is done.
Granite is also a stunning natural stone that would look fantastic in your kitchen. Like marble it is porous and does require sealing, however, granite is also harder than marble which makes it more resistant to chips and scratches.
It is also worth noting that granite is a considerably lower price than marble.
If you would like more information on the differences between marble and granite countertops, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Chandler Stoneworks today.