When it comes to selecting kitchen countertops, marble remains the top choice for many homeowners. It’s no surprise that marble countertops and backsplashes are so popular the material has been attracting fans for millennia.
Marble is a beautiful, elegant and stain-free material. Marble has been used for centuries in buildings and homes as it’s nonabsorbent so spills don’t become stains on its surface. Marble is porous and can absorb moisture easily, which makes it less resistant to bacteria than some other materials like granite or quartz countertops.
The natural grain and delicate variations of marble make it a unique, elegant material. And because there is no need for sealant or protection on the surface when compared to other stone materials such as granite, this makes marble an easy-to-maintain countertop choice that will last you decades with proper care. As a recent trend you can see that marble has been chosen by homeowners.
Marble has different and variable selection options and as Renovo Stone we offer different selection options for our customers, if you’re looking for something different or variable for your kitchen or bathroom countertops you can find a wide range selection opportunity in our showroom. Regardless of the style that suits your taste best whether it is contemporary, traditional or modern- with all these many variations available at an affordable price point, there’s something perfect just waiting for you!
However, if longterm beauty is what you want and you are looking for a great material that will last in your kitchen or bathroom then marble is the way to go!
Marble vs. Granite
Marble and granite are both natural stones, but they differ in a number of ways. Granite is made up of minerals that have been compressed over millions of years and marble is created by the metamorphosis or recrystallization of limestone deposits. The most noticeable difference between the two materials is the size and texture. Marble has a smoother texture with veins running through it while granite has larger grains with a wide variety in color. The color tends to be more consistent with veins running through it that concentrate the color.
Granite is also harder than marble and, therefore, more resistant to chips and scratches. Marble typically has a higher sheen than granite. Both marble and granite countertops are quite durable, but only marble is considered to be a natural material, which may make it more attractive for those looking for an environmentally-friendly product.