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.
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