Marble and granite are materials commonly used in the design and decoration of your homes. Whether in your kitchen for your worktop, or for your bathrooms or for your indoor or outdoor flooring. Being both natural stones, marble and granite are however very different especially in terms of their physic-chemical-mechanical properties.
As it is formed of fragments of limestone crystallized rocks of low hardness, marble gets easily scratched and quickly loses its shine in the air. Granite is also a natural stone formed of fully crystallized rocks. Granite is an acid endogenous rock, composed of minerals, mainly quartz. … This hard stone resists claws and heat. Granite is therefore, very hard, resists in time and does not get scratched. Its brilliance remains exceptional even after several years without losing its value. It is a durable solution. Granite countertops are much less porous than marble countertops and acid resistant. So, how to choose between marble and granite?
Composed mainly of calcium carbonate, marble is a crystalline limestone rock transformed by natural compression and very high temperatures. Clear in color, it may have veins or mottled mottling. Marble is a relatively fragile material that does not withstand too much heat or claws and is therefore very easily stained. In addition, it absorbs water and fat easily and reacts easily to acids. We also find that marble loses rapidly its brilliance and shine. Nevertheless, the material that is marble can be easily polished and transformed thus being able to adapt to multiple uses. Because of its porosity, we do not recommend the use of marble outdoors, which could become sensitive to the weather. Easy to clean, we do not recommend the use of detergents or corrosive products that could attack marble. Regular cleaning with water will allow the marble to age well.
Granite is a magmatic rock mainly composed of silicon oxide. This rock is made of crystals visible to the naked eye, especially quartz. Granite offers a choice of impressive colors since we have listed more than 500 different colors. This material is easily recognizable by its specific speckled shades. Granite is very hard and withstands heat, compression, impact and claws over time. This rock does not mock. In addition, granite is an impervious material that is resistant to weather and acids. With time, the granite keeps all its shine, which remains always exceptional. In addition to all its qualities, granite is easy to maintain with regular cleaning products. It finds its place in both interiors and exteriors. However, granite has a compact grain structure and remains difficult to polish.
As you probably have noticed, marble and granite are very different natural stones. Granite is much stronger than marble. With age, the marble loses its brilliance while the shiny aspect of the granite remains intact. The use of marble is not recommended outdoors, while granite can be installed both indoors and outdoors. The marble itself is transformed and polished easily while the work on granite remains very difficult. In conclusion, we can simply say that the two materials are totally different and that their choice will be made according to the use that will be made of them. So, what do you prefer marble or granite?