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What's the difference between Marble and Granite?

Updated: Dec 27, 2021

Natural stones, which nature has provided for the service of people for centuries, have been an indispensable part of the construction of monuments,tombs and structures since ancient times, and today they maintain this popularity with a very wide range of varieties.

Marble and granite are two natural materials that are included in the group called natural stone according to their geological struture, taken as a whole. In addition, although there are materials referred to by various geological names, as of the general scope, all of those

close to marble are classified in the marble category, and all of those close to granite is classified in the granite category.

In particular, marble and granite are competitively separated from other natural stones, they have been taking the first two places in this sector since the past, and they have been appearing in many projects and designs. The Taj Mahal, the Odeon of Herodes Attikus, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Statue of Amenhotep III, the Monument of Signs, the Rushmore Mountain Monument, the Statue of Diana Buddha and the Great Pyramid of Giza are among the oldest examples of the use of marble and granite.

  • Differences Between Marble Decking and Granite Countertops

They are used for making floors and countertops in both marble and granite kitchens and look very amazing with their unique features and different patterns from each other. Their differences are not limited only to their appearance. They also have differences in terms of their use, cleaning and maintenance. In environments where floor cleaners are available, marble loses its brightness over time, while granite is scratch and stain-resistant.

  • The Nobility of Marble, the Charm of Granite

Marble and granite countertops, which we often see today in the use of countertops, have advantages over each other depending on the situations and conditions. While marble loses its luster in environments where floor cleaners are containing Kimsayal, granite, which is the strongest and most durable of natural stones, is also highly resistant to chemicals. Especially on kitchen countertops, granite has a high resistance to scratches and abrasions, while marble cannot give the same performance compared to granite.

Marble stands out a little more in terms of elegance and pattern. Marble is also somewhat translucent, it usually allows you to see a few millimeters beyond the surface, which gives the material more depth. In addition, thanks to the light-permeable property of marble, it provides eye-catching lighting to the space and objects used. In Granit, transparent kitchen countertops with glass and LED lights are produced and used.

  • Marble & Granite Cleaning and Maintenance

There are also obvious differences between the deformation of Marble and Granite dec time depending on the conditions of use, environmental conditions and other external factors. While a material made of granite is not easily affected by chemical cleaners; the same is not the marble case. If the lemon placed on the marble countertop or the vinegar dripping on the countertop is not cleaned immediately, it may cause the color of that part of the countertop to change. Due to its softer structure, its surface is affected by chemicals and loses both its brightness and its structural property can be damaged. Therefore, the December (blasting polishing) operations on the articles and materials made of marble stone are carried out periodically at certain intervals.

In granite, on the other hand, the removal (polishing) processes take longer than in marble and are more preferred in designs and projects that are open to external factors due to their durability. Although Granite has the advantage of being stain-resistant, stain-leaving substances such as coffee, liquor, vinegar should be cleaned from the countertop surface without wasting time.

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