Marble vs Granite Countertops

What is Marble & Granite ? Pros & Cons  of granite and marble. Differences in Aesthetics, Durability & Maintenance. Price comparison for both.

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Marble is a natural stone. It is a metamorphic rock. It’s  formed when limestone is subjected to high heat and intense pressure. Its primary components are calcite and dolomite.

PROS OF MARBLE: Luxurious Appearance: Marble is a timeless classic. Unique: Every slab of marble is unique, with its own patterns and veining.

Increases Home Value:

Installing marble countertops can increase your home’s value due to its luxury appeal.

CONS OF MARBLE: Expensive: Marble is a high-end material, and the cost of the countertops can be quite high. The counter top price range is  $75-$200 per square foot just for the material itself.

Prone to Scratches:

Marble is softer than materials like granite, making it more susceptible to scratches.

Prone to Stains: Marble is porous, so if it’s not sealed properly, it can absorb liquids and stain quite easily.

Heat Resistance :

Marble is not heat resistant. Putting hot pans can cause permanent damage to the top surface. Always use hot pads when handling hot items.