• Marble or Granite Countertops - Which One Should You Choose?

    Are you going through a bathroom renovation project and confused between which rock to use for the countertops? The top two choices are marble and granite. Some of the pros and cons of marble and granite are listed below.

    Marble Countertops: Marble is a beautiful rock and has been used on palace floors by master craftsmen. That kind of richness it has, it was a show of wealth and power. But nowadays this rock is used in everyday homes for kitchens and bathrooms.

    Granite countertops: Granite is a much better substance for bathroom countertops. This quarry rock from the mountain is cut in any dimension you would like and stained in the color of your choice.

    Strength: Granite countertops are very strong, but marble is a soft stone and can break easily. Granite is the choice if you are looking for a strong countertop material during a bathroom renovation.

    Appearance: There is no denying the fact that both granite and marble countertops are beautiful. But when we are talking about the look of a bathroom, marble adds a uniform, soft and elegant look with an even color palette and soft veining. If you want a rich looking bathroom, go for marble.

    Cost: Although both these material are expensive, marble countertops are much more expensive than granite ones if you are looking to go through bathroom renovation.

    Installation: It is easy to install a marble countertop during a bathroom renovation project. It can be easily milled, machined, tumbled and cut into various sizes. On the other hand, granite is a heavy rock and transporting and installing it requires a lot of energy. Even granite slabs might get damaged if not taken care of properly.

    Maintenance: Marble countertops require more maintenance than granite ones. Marble requires resealing twice a year where granite countertops require resealing once every two years.

    Environment: Marble is a limited resource whereas granite is in abundance, lasts forever and can also be recycled.

    Contact us for your bathroom renovation ideas, we will enhance the beauty of your idea.
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