Granite and Marble

Both granite and marble are natural stones mined throughout the world. Granite’s shimmer comes from quartz crystals, mica, and feldspar trapped wen the stone was formed by volcanic activity. Marble is formed from limestone that is exposed to heat and pressure in the earth’s crust. The characteristics veining and color of marble varies by location and type of the impurities trapped during the formation.

Granite and Marble

What We Like About It:

Granite
– No two countertops look the same
– Extremely durable
– Heat resistant; but use hot pads as a precaution
– Timeless style
– One of the hardest surfaces available

What To Be Aware Of:

Granite
– Tough on dishware and glasses
– Difficult to match sections
– Requires a penetrating sealer; every 6 months recommended
– Acidic and oily substances may stain

Care:

Granite
– Clean with damp cloth and non- abrasive, mild liquid detergent or cleaner specially formulated for granite. Blot spills immediately
– Avoid bleach and other caustic cleaners such and vinegar, ammonia, degreasers, and citrus cleaners

Marble

– Every countertop is unique
– Durable
– Timeless style
– Provides a cool surface
– Long lasting if cared for properly

Marble

– Excessive or repeated exposure to heat can leave scars
– Soft and porous
– Needs regular waxing and sealing
– Acidic substances may etch the surface

Marble

– Clean with a cloth or soft sponge and warm water
– Buff until it shines
– Avoid bleach and other caustic cleaners such and vinegar, ammonia, and citrus cleaners​