Natural stones are considered the most beautiful materials for bathrooms, as well as kitchens and for flooring. They add a sense of luxury and elegance to any room they are installed in. Why not have a bathroom that looks like a 5-star hotel bathroom? But when it comes to deciding for one or the other, that can give you hard times. We have decided to help you and compare marble and granite, to help you decide which one is better for you.
Marble is known for its veining, while granite is known for the granulation
Both materials are very recognizable; while marble is recognizable for the veining, that can be very distinct or bold, granite is recognized by the granulation it has.
They are not slippery
Both materials are porous, which means they don’t have a slippery surface, as they absorb water to a certain per cent. This is especially important if you have small kids, as you will not have to worry about accidental slips.
Marble can be stained easier
Although both materials are porous, granite tiles are denser and less porous, which means they will be harder to stain. Both materials should be sealed regularly. Doing this will prevent liquids from staining.
Marble is softer than granite
Marble can be scratches easier because it is softer than granite. Granite tiles are so hard and highly resistant to scratches. If the resistance to scratches is especially important to you, then choose granite, as it is much more resistant to scratches then marble.
They are easy to clean
The cleaning of both is easily handled with just mild detergents, water and a mop. Avoid harsh chemicals that contain bleach or ammonia at all costs, because they can ware of the sealant.
They have a variety of colours and patterns
The colour palette of both materials is limited to colours found in nature because both materials are completely natural. This doesn’t mean that you can’t find some of the most beautiful colours in their range. In fact, some of the marble colours are very appreciated and widely known, such as Calacatta, Statuario or Carrara. They have a classic range of colours, with whites, black and earthy colours dominating.
They are always in fashion
Marble and granite have an imperishable beauty and you will never have to worry with them what’s in because they are always in fashion. They will look beautiful even after many years of use.
They are long lasting
Both materials are very long-lasting, and with proper use, they will last for at least 20 years. Once you have your granite and marble tiles installed, you can forget about the replacement for a long period of time.
Both marble and granite tiles are excellent choices and you should choose the one that fits your manners of use better. Whichever you choose, they will add beauty that you will feel like in a 5-star hotel bathroom.
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