Natural stones are to many the first option for new worktops for kitchens and bathrooms. They have been popular for years for a few good reasons. If your list has shortened to just granite and marble, but now you can’t decide which one will be better for you, continue reading to find out the pros and cons of both materials.
Granite is more resistant to scratches
Granite is harder and denser then marble. It will not scratch even if you cut directly on it, but it can dull your knives. On the other hands, marble is soft and can get scratched, so you should use a cutting board at all times.
Both absorb heat very well
They are one of the most common materials for kitchen worktops because of this reason- they both handle high temperatures very well. You can even put away a hot pan on granite worktops and they won’t be damaged. Marble worktops always feel cool to the touch and they are often used because of it for working pastry and busy kitchens.
They are 100% natural and unique
Both materials are 100% natural and each slab is unique. With both, you are always getting a one of a kind product.
They are porous materials
Both granite and marble worktops should be sealed because of this. Marble is a bit more porous and therefore prone to staining than granite. Sealing them regularly will prevent spills and liquids from leaving a stain.
They are very durable
Both will handle high impact without breaking or cracking, but you should be more careful around edges, especially with marble. They can chip easier.
They can be used for various purposes
You can use marble and granite not just for the worktops, but also for floors, walls, backsplashes…They can be even used outdoors and are often used in public institutions for hallways. They represent luxury and elegance that is timeless.
They are easy to clean
Cleaning is simple with just soap and water. You should avoid harsh chemicals with both, as they can ware of the sealant and lead to other damages. You should seal granite worktops every 6-12 month, depending on the colour and marble every 3-6 months.
They can be recycled
Even though they can last you for decades without their beauty fading, if you ever decide to get rid of them, you should know that they can be recycled.
Granite and marble worktops are timeless options for kitchens and bathrooms that will never go out of fashion. They have great characteristics that will make your everyday life easier. If you want a surface that will be hard to scratch or stain, you should choose granite. On the other hand, if you are willing to pay a bit more attention not to scratch or spill something, you can choose marble worktops.
For more information about our granite and marble range, please feel free to contact us.