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Kitchen Countertop Installers Release a Consumer Report comparing Marble Countertops to Granite Countertops – Ferguson, Missouri

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Recent study gathers good information about marble and granite countertops



Ferguson, MO - Consumers who have read the recent report released by Bob Gasiorowski, owner of Rock Tops Granite in St. Louis, are making informed decisions as to the choice of material for their new kitchen countertop.  The report compares marble to granite, explains the pros and cons of each, and covers other details.


The report begins with facts common to both products; both are high quality, natural stone materials that add beauty and elegance to any home.  Both are available in a wide variety of colors and can be finished with various techniques for different looks.  Natural stone countertops are easy to maintain with cleaners and sealers designed for use on these products.


The report goes on to cover pros and cons of each product; beginning this section is a description of the composition of marble and how it is formed in the earth.  Though marble is a durable product, it can also be porous and become damaged by staining or heat.  Marble is an elegant countertop material; however, extra care and maintenance is required to maintain its looks.  The report suggested marble as being most ideal for low traffic areas.


The next section covers granite, its composition and how it is formed.  It states that granite is less porous than marble and it is a harder stone; the quartz contained in the stone provides the hardness and durability, unlike that of the softer marble.  Granite holds up well in high traffic areas, is more stain and heat resistant than marble and is much less likely to scratch, chip or crack.


The only drawback to granite that was suggested in the report is the fact that it is very heavy, therefore requiring reinforcement of some existing cabinets.  Granite kitchen countertops are expensive compared to synthetic materials such as Corian or Formica, but they will most likely outlast your home.  Visit Rock Tops Blog to read the complete report on Marble vs Granite for Kitchen Countertops.




Jack Feasel, Field Measurer

11550 Page Service Dr; Ste 300

Maryland Heights, MO  63146

Phone:  314-993-8300

Email:  jackf@rocktopsgranite.com



That's all good if you can just get Rock Tops to pay you what they owe you.

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, my friend.

Dec 26, 2008 09:08 AM
Melissa Horn

My husband and I put down $1400 on granite countertops a couple of weeks ago and now the Brooklyn Heights, Ohio Rocktops location has closed and from what I can tell after doing some research all other locations have closed as well.  We were not notified of the closing and Rocktops still has our $1400 and we don't have countertops. 

Dec 30, 2008 01:17 AM
Dolores Kingston

The Saline, MI store apparently closed for good on Dec 18, 2008.  I had received a call that my small granite piece was in and ready to be picked up on that date.  When I arrived at the store during what should have been normal business hours, the store was already closed and locked up and has been ever since.  My piece is sitting in their office with a label with my husband's name on it!  Nobody answers the phones (and I have tried several locations), or responds to emails. 

The Better Business Bureau in Detroit and SE Michigan has concluded that Rock Tops is bankrupt and advised people who used a credit card for their orders to contact their credit card companies and dispute the charges.  They were unable to reach anyone by phone and the sites they visited were also all locked up.  Unfortunately, I paid by check, but compared to all the others who have been hurt by this company, I count myself fortunate that my order was a small one.

Jan 01, 2009 04:37 AM
Russell Schmitt

any one that see,s this should get a hold of me my name is russell schmitt in st louis so that we can get a class action law suit on the owners of this company they new they were filling  for bankrupcy and still took money from people so lets not lay down and just take this company are theifs and should go to prision email me @ 1rmidwest1@sbcglobal.net    and we will give them what they dully have coming to them JAIL

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