marble vs granite

When choosing a countertop, it’s common to feel conflicted with the marble vs granite debate. In our homes, we always let the owner choose what they want for their countertops, but there are a few key things to keep in mind.


Let’s talk about Marble.

We’ve all heard the cautionary tales of marble, but can’t get over how beautiful it looks in homes. It’s no doubt an incredibly beautiful stone. It’s unique, has beautiful texture and adds a touch of elegance to any space. 

The downside to this beautiful look? You’ve heard it a million times - Marble stains. Big time. Without the proper sealing, they’ll likely pick up water stains, food stains or marks from other cookware place on the surface.  

Despite the risk of staining, we still recommend it for most of our homes. We like to see this as a part of the aging of a natural element. 

You should get it if:

If you are someone who isn’t a huge cook, or is extremely diligent in cleaning your kitchen - then you’ll have no issues with this stone. You’ll be able to enjoy the soft, bright and organic feel that marble creates in a room.

 


 

Let’s talk about Granite.

Granite is extremely durable, and also less likely to crash or chip. Well-used kitchens will need to be sealed often to keep up this durability. They are the most heat tolerant of any countertop material, so it’s almost impossible to damage it with hot pans.

You’ll find Granite in tons of colors, due to the grains that appear in the stone, They typically have medium to dark shades, and gives a very natural look to an area.

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You should get it if:

Granite works best for those who have high-traffic areas, or for those wild chefs out there - who like to make a mess and clean it up after you’ve enjoyed your dinner.


We want to hear what you think of the two. Let us know in the comments below.