Granite is one of the most frequently used stones for countertops because of it’s durability and strength. It is made up of Feldspar, Quartz and Mica. Granite is the most common rock found on the earth’s crust and comes in a variety of colors, thus making it a popular choice for consumers. Because Granite is a porous rock, it does need to be sealed but we recommend yearly maintenance to keep your countertop in the best condition.
Marble is becoming increasingly popular with consumers as of late, especially in the kitchen. Because marble is waterproof, heatproof and luxurious it is considered a premium choice for countertops. Marble is formed from calcium carbonate so it reacts easily with acids and can lead to etching on the surface. Marble is a porous rock and is much softer than both Quartz and Granite, leading to a higher propensity for chipping.