Granite holds up far better in high traffic counter top uses.
As I was researching marble for a customer, I came across this reply to an online question: “Marble is soft and porous and therefore less durable and more prone to staining than granite. You will surely regret Carrera marble as a kitchen countertop surface unless you never actually use your kitchen, in which case it looks great.”
Wouldn’t it be great to have a fabulous kitchen you just look at and admire but don’t use?
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite and formed under intense pressure and heat. Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone.
It is a most elegant natural stone, and should be treated like a fine piece of wood, avoiding sharp objects that will scratch, hot appliances that will scorch and spills from citric acids, alcohols, vinegar, and oils.
While it is not perfect, granite holds up far better in high traffic counter top uses. Granite is considered to be the average composition of the continental crust of the earth.
It is a harder igneous rock made up of quartz, silica, feldspar, mica, and other minerals that was also formed under high pressure and heat. Granite will not scratch and scorch as easily and can withstand many type of spills if wiped up right away.
Properly sealed natural stone countertops and vanities will prolong the resistance to scratches and stains. Properly fabricated and installed natural stone countertops will extend your investment many years into the future.
La Terra Stone Corp, 204 Hand Ave., Cape May Court House is open Monday through Saturday and invites you to stop by our showroom.
We will answer your questions, provide free estimates, give you a tour of our fabrication shop, and introduce you to our expert installers.
—Susan Glinkowski, La Terra Stone