Both granite and marble are classic and popular natural stones that are used in a multitude of applications. Each stone has its advantages depending on the application. For instance, granite is perfect for countertops, while marble is often used for bathroom tile. Depending on your tastes and needs, you may find that one stone is more appropriate than the other, or you may wish to use both in your design.
Granite Characteristics and Applications
Granite is a very durable natural stone, which makes it ideal for commercial applications. Restaurants and hotels can enjoy the elegant look granite offers when used as a bar top or flooring material. Grant will stand up to heavy traffic and use, while also providing its distinct beauty and class.
For homes, granite is an ideal kitchen countertop material. It is heat resistant to an impressive degree, and when properly sealed, it easily resists staining and scratching. Granite is also an ideal structural accent for use in columns, seating features, fireplaces, and the like.
Marble Characteristics and Applications
In contrast to granite, marble is a relatively "soft" stone. Marble is a metamorphosed form of limestone, and without the right care, it can be susceptible to damage. Marble has its own distinct beauty, however, and is unmatched when you are seeking its specific look. Marble is known for its beautiful variations and is typically polished to a very high gloss.
Marble can be used as a countertop material, but like any natural stone, it will need the proper sealing to protect it. Marble is ideal for use in the bathroom, especially if the entire room is dressed in the stone. While light colors with medium to dark veining are common, marble can be had in beautiful deep colors with light veins as well.
Both of these beautiful natural stones have their unique advantages, and they can be used in just about any application you desire. To help determine which stone is best for you and explore the variations we stock, visit Brazilian Exotic Granite. You can also give us a call at (760) 744-7415 to learn about our showroom.