Granite vs Marble

Natural stone is a wonderful choice for your home’s kitchen and bathroom countertops! It can be easily matched with paint and home decor, making it versatile no matter what your personal style is. Marble and Granite are the hottest update when it comes to natural stone countertops. Both of these countertops add a modernized/elegant look to your home, but do the pros outweigh the cons?  Before you get ready to redo your kitchen or bathroom, put down your tools, and let’s see which one offers more. 

Granite Countertops: 

Granite countertops offer a more traditional and natural look, but how does it compare to marble? While both of these can be tough on the pocketbook, granite countertops are significantly cheaper than marble. This option also offers an abundance of colors and styles that can match any kitchen or bathroom out there! These countertops are also extremely durable and can withhold a full house. As appealing as this sounds, there are some downsides to granite countertops. While granite claims to be durable, it can still be scratched or potentially stained. As this can be hard to do, it is still something to keep in the back of your head when giving your kitchen and/or bathroom a makeover. Like stated before, granite countertops offer an abundance of colors and styles, but composition varies in different slabs. So, be sure that the colors and styles that you may want are available in granite countertops.

Marble Countertops: 

Like granite, marble offers a stylish touch to your home. The patterns in marble bring a more modernized and elegant look to your home. There are many patterns that you can choose, but the vein patterns are the most popular. While these countertops seem more elegant, there are many potential issues that you may run into. These countertops are more expensive than granite countertops and less durable. They are also more susceptible to stains and scratches. They need to be well-kept and maintained. Unlike it’s cheaper relative, marble requires more maintenance. 

I believe we have a winner of this battle: Granite. Granite seems to offer more durability, less maintenance, and be less expensive. All of these factored in, it is definitely clear that granite is the most effective out of the two most popular natural stone countertops.

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