Marble vs. Granite Countertops

By | January 20, 2012

If you are looking to replace your old or outdated kitchen or bathroom countertops you should put your trust in the best. The Countertop Factory with a showroom located in Raleigh NC, has been providing quality countertop materials and installation for over 20 years. Their experienced craftsman and contractors are knowledgeable about their wide range of natural stone, and Eco-friendly countertop options. For instance many people might assume that Granite and Marble countertops are interchangeable materials when they are in actuality two very different kinds of stone that have very different properties.

Marble is comprised of sediment from natural materials solidifying over an extensive period of time where as granite is a stone formed deep within the earths crust at very high temperatures. The different ways in which these stones are formed tell us a lot about their properties. Granite being formed deep in the earth under high duress is highly resistant to heat, staining, and other wear.

It is advised by most contractors of marble and granite countertops to utilize granites strength and natural heat and stain resiliency for kitchen countertops. Marble being composed of natural sediments is mostly calcium based making marble vulnerable to acid damage from food or drink, heat damage, and scratches. Both stones are very beautiful and can be used in multiple areas of your home.  While granite is great for kitchen countertops you may want to use marbles elegance in other rooms for instance using marble for a bathroom vanity or a marble mantle piece over your fireplace. No matter what area of the home you are looking to enhance by installing beautiful stone countertops the professionals at The Countertop Factory will be there to help guide you through every step of the process.

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