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Marble and granite are two of the most popular natural stones used for home design features. Most commonly, marble and granite are used as kitchen and bathroom countertops. Although these natural stones offer many of the same benefits, they are both different in their own ways.
At GMS Werks, we have years of experience of working with and installing both marble and granite countertops in residential and commercial properties. Our team understands the benefits both materials have to offer, and we can help you decide which one would be best for your next project. Below, we go over the pros and cons of marble and granite countertops to give you a better understanding of both of these beautiful natural stones.
To start, let's explore how these two materials differ in look and appearance. Marble is a beautiful natural stone that is known for its elegant veining. No slab of marble is the exact same, which makes it such an often sought-after countertop material. Marble comes in a variety of colors such as black, brown, white and tan. You’ll easily find a color that will match your interior design!
Granite is made up of a variety of minerals, including quartz, feldspar and mica. Granite is just as beautiful as marble, and it is also available in as many colors, if not more. It offers a timeless beauty that differentiates it from marble. It’s important to keep in mind that slabs of both marble and granite may be different in appearance depending on when and where they were quarried. However, each slab of marble and granite are unique in their own ways!
Both marble and granite have the same installation process. However, it’s important that you are hiring a professional countertop company to ensure your granite and marble get installed properly! Call our team today for all of your countertop installation needs.
When it comes to price, marble is one of the most expensive natural stone countertops options on the market. The price is usually reflected by the quality of the marble, as well as how unique the slab is. Usually, marble costs $50-$150 per square foot.
Granite on the other hand is slightly less expensive than marble. The price of granite is similar to marble when it comes to unique or rare slabs, which are usually more expensive. However, granite countertops usually cost $40-$120 per square foot.
In terms of durability and hardness, granite wins the battle. However, both of these materials are porous, meaning liquid that is spilled can seep underneath the surface. Because of this, both marble and granite countertops need to be sealed regularly, as well as properly maintained and cared for.
When it comes to choosing marble or granite countertops for your next home renovation project, you ultimately can’t go wrong with either. However, it’s important that you consider all of the elements mentioned above to make sure you are choosing the material that works best for you and your home!
At GMS Werks, we are here to lend a helping hand in your next project. If you are interested in learning more about our natural stone products and services, visit our website today!