May 20, 2021

Marble & Granite Worktops – What Is The difference?

Some people still confuse Marble for Granite. In this blog post, we hope that we can clear this up for you.

Basic Features of Granite and Marble

Granite is an igneous rock formed from the cooling and solidification of molten lava beneath the Earth’s surface. Its primary components are Quartz Crystals and alkali feldspar, along with small amounts of other rare materials. The varying proportions of these constituents make each granite slab unique in appearance.

On the other hand, Marble is a metamorphic rock derived from carbonate rocks subjected to high temperatures deep under the Earth’s surface. Its fundamental mineral makeup includes Calcite, Clay, Iron Oxide, Micas, Graphite, Quartz, and Pyrite. These components render Marble less durable compared to Granite, largely due to their differing densities and structural compositions.

Aesthetics of Marble and Granite Worktops

Opting for Granite Worktops in your kitchen opens up a diverse array of colours and patterns, with each slab being uniquely distinctive.

Marble, while known for its lighter hues compared to Granite, can have limited availability in high-quality slabs. It’s worth noting that Marble Worktops are prone to etching over time, despite regular maintenance, particularly in a kitchen environment.

In contrast, Granite offers enhanced durability. Suppliers often treat this material to make it nearly scratch-resistant before installation, helping to preserve its glossy appearance. This quality makes Granite an excellent choice for kitchen worktops that are subject to frequent and heavy usage.

Why choose Rowe Granite to supply and install your Granite or Marble Worktops?

We have excellent customer reviews and have a dedicated team that is willing to help you every step of the way. Our high-quality Granite and Marble Kitchen Worktops are supplied and fitted throughout the UK.

We offer samples to help you choose which colour and style will fit into your home. Contact us now for your free no-obligation quote.

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