Learn the Differences Between Granite and Marble Slabs for Your GTA Home to Pick the Right One

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From Toronto to Newmarket and Oshawa to Oakville, GTA homeowners all around are using natural stones in new and creative ways to add beauty and charm to their home but when it comes down to picking between different slabs of beautiful, nature-made works of art such as granite and marble, which one should you choose? Ultimately it is up to GTA homeowners to pick what is best for their individual needs and desires. Whether timeless elegance and luxury is desired or strength and durability is preferred, the options are both beautiful and endless as no two slabs of either natural stone are the same. Slabs of granite and marble can be cut out into a variety of shapes to suit the application, but one natural stone may be better suited than the other depending on different GTA homeowners. Continue to read to learn which natural stone is best for you.
 

Granite – Durability

 
Granite is a beautiful natural stone that comes in a variety of shimmering colours but is undoubtedly valued mostly for its strength and durability. Commonly used for kitchen countertops, vanity tops and even flooring, granite is a confident option thanks to its ability to withstand years of high use, high traffic, scratches, heat, and stains. Granite is a very hard and dense igneous rock that started out as magma that cooled down and was squeezed under pressure of the Earth’s surface. Another well-known igneous rock is diamond and just like a diamond, granite is resilient and strong.

 
Granite as Kitchen Counters and Vanity Tops

 
As a kitchen counter, a slab of granite is perfect not just for its eye-catching shimmer but most notably for its ability to withstand heat. This means hot pots and pans can be set down on the counter without damaging the granite with cracks, burns or stain marks.
 
For the same reason, in the bathroom, hot irons and blow dryers can be set down on a marble vanity without cracking or scorching the surface of the natural stone.
 

Marble – Classic Elegance with High Maintenance

 
No other natural stone shares the same amount of reverence for its classically elegant look as marble. Since ancient times, when the Greeks and Romans were carving their state buildings and statues of idols out of this natural stone, marble was valued for its visually pleasing and aesthetic quality, more so than its pragmatic usability. Marble is softer than other natural stones such as granite and is best suited for low-use areas and surfaces need to be maintained regularly to resist stains, scratches and damages.   Regular coating is required every 6 months or as prescribed by your supplier. Regardless of the maintenance, marble provides a luxurious touch to homes in the GTA that homeowners will surely see a return on their investment for years to come.
 

What Are Your Needs?

 
GTA homeowners need to ask themselves what is best suited for their applications depending on their needs and desires. Everybody is different and has different needs, good thing these works of art are rarities in themselves and every homeowner in GTA can pick the right granite and marble slabs to suit their individual needs.