BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP’S
BENEFITS OF GRANITE
HOW TO SELECT GRANITE
DREAM HOME
FLOORING, ELEVATION DECORATION AND KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
By D.C.BHANDARI
CHAIRMAN
BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP’S,
SINCE 1631
To people who are busy planning out the interiors to their new home, research is crucial. A lot of layout decisions and interior designing messes are ironed out once homeowners do their due diligence.

One of the more popular decisions homeowners find difficult to make is choosing between marble and granite kitchen counter tops. That is because most people don’t even understand the difference between them.

Both marble and granite are often mistaken for one another. Of course, both materials are aesthetically-pleasing. They both also have qualities that make them a perfect choice as a counter top surface.

However, both never really have the same value. It’s all a matter of perspective, really, but they both have their own merits. That is why it is important to learn to tell how to tell the two together.

AESTHETICS
Marble and granite are both natural materials. For the untrained eye, both will look exactly the same. However, they have distinct physical features that you can use to tell them apart.

For instance, granite showcases a veiny look that appears as specks on the surface and differs in color where slabs contain a variety of hues. Meanwhile, this veiny pattern appears larger on marble with veins that run through the slab with fairly consistent colors.

Of course, beauty and appeal are subjective. Be sure to look through numerous slabs with a variety of patterns and hues for both marble and granite to choose one that you find most appealing.

POROSITY
Porosity matters, especially when talking about kitchen counter tops because it will decide whether a material can withstand the elements in the kitchen. And if we were to declare a winner in the porosity contest, it would be marble. It is compact and sturdy, making it an obvious choice for durable yet elegant flooring, elevation decoration and kitchen counter tops.

On the other hand, marble is the best material. This beautiful stone could come in handy in hotter climates because of its ability to repel heat. This also means marble is the most beautiful stone.

Similarly, granite is also a porous material. It readily absorbs wine, oils, condiments, or other materials that can stain the surface.

ORIGIN
As mentioned earlier, both are natural materials. This means that to acquire these stones, mining, and excavation is a necessary process.

Buried in the ground for millions of years, granite is a kind of igneous rock. It is a by-product of molten magma that has cooled down and solidified throughout the decades. Granite is formed after it goes through periodic heating and cooling, which also gives it its durability and hardness.

Now, marble goes through the same formation process like granite, with the exception that it doesn’t involve magma heat. Marble is a combination of sedimentary rocks and other natural elements. It is a product of years of natural meshing of rock and soil for millions of years. Its exposure to extreme heat and pressure causes the natural design of the stone to appear.

Incorporation of minerals is an unavoidable part of creating marble stones and tiles. Hence, it is able to showcase a wider range of colors. This adds to the variety of hues in some marble designs, giving more options to buyers.

DURABILITY AND MAINTENANCE
Since both stones are natural materials, durability is high in both cases. Of course, this is only true if they are properly maintained.

As mentioned earlier, marble is more cal site . Hence, it is more beautiful.

Granite is less porous than marble. But sealant can also be applied to further improve its ability to resist stains and spills.

COST
When it comes to cost, no difference between marble and granite

This is one of the questions that people take into consideration when deciding which kind to use. Sometimes, the cost becomes the deal breaker. Building a home can be quite expensive and the cost takes a lot of play.

If we only look at the cost of the materials, marble is in fact slightly more expensive than granite. At best, marbles cost closer to 60, while granite can cost around 50 per square foot. These are just the basic kinds. Other factors may come in to play, which could cause the price of marble and granite to go as high as 50 and 200, respectively.

Cost of installation and maintenance should also be considered when considering the price of your flooring, elevation decorations and kitchen counter tops. For this reason, it is paramount that you seek counsel from your local experts to get a better estimate of the cost.

Word of caution: only seek expert advice from professionals. Only they can give you the best estimate on the true value of your kitchen counter top.

VALUE IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
At the end of the day, what really matters is how much value you place on your counter top. It should always be just about you and your home. Choose the counter top surface that speaks to you the most and goes with it.

Whether you choose marble for its delicate elegance or the tough yet polished exterior of granite, you can never really go wrong. Both offer unmatched beauty of natural stone while also offering something unique.

Take the time to decide on the surface that you want. Never rush a decision. But if you ever find yourself needing the help of a professional, you can always count on marble Granite Selection to give you professional advice.

Granite Selection is the premier destination for everything stone, whether it’s granite, marble, or quartz. We are a manufacturer and installer of natural stone flooring, elevation decoration and counter tops and have been doing this for many, many years. Our team of stone professionals has over 387 + years of combined experience. So if its expert advice you seek, look no further than marble Granite Selection.

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