Granite and marble countertops – Facts that you need to know

Since the beginning of time, granite and marble are synonyms for luxury, prestige and wealth. Just by having some of these materials in your home, there is a good chance that you will be in the position to increase the value of your house. Even though both of the materials share plenty of features, there are still a few differences that you need to have in mind before you make your decision on which material to use. No matter which one you choose, the one thing for sure is that they will help add value to your home.

A few properties of both materials

Marble is basically acquired from sedimentary or metamorphism rocks such as dolomite or granite. It can come in patterns of veining and light spectrum of colors. As a result of its mineral makeup and composition, marble is much softer and susceptible material to scratching than granite. Alcohol, citrus, oils are the biggest threats to marble if not cleaned immediately if spilled on it. Also, longer exposure to water in your kitchen in UAE can lead to degradation of the marble. On the other hand, granite is a composite of feldspar, silicon, quartz, silicon, mica and several other minerals. It comes in a vast spectrum of patterns and colors. The best thing about granite is that it is not as porous and susceptible as the marble is. Not only that, it has the potential to withstand heat from cookware, but it’s much more resilient to scratches than marble.

In order to prevent your countertop from being scratched or damaged in any way, there is a dire need for you to protect it with sealants. They are very practical, widely used and effective when it comes to countertop protection. Resealing is a process in which you change the old sealant with a new one. If you have marble countertops on which you place your  italian kitchen suppliers dubai, you need to reseal them every six months to a year, while if your countertop is made of granite you need to reseal it every two or three years. However, in case of a beverage spill you need to use only cleaning agents recommended for marble and granite and never to use abrasive cleansers or harsh chemicals.

With all of these considerations in mind, it will be easier for you to decide whether you want to go for marble countertops or those made of granite. Come to a decision and get in touch with professionals to have these installed in your kitchen.