When it comes to granite worktops, you may also consider that marble can also become the best choice. However, either marble or granite comes with its own pros and cons. You can first check the differences between them. Marble is a type of rock produced by metamorphosis (metamorphic rock) from its original rock, limestone. Due to the influence of temperature and pressure produced by the endogenous force, limestone will re-crystallize (recrystallization) resulting in various foliation and non-foliate structures and eventually formed marble stones.
While granite is an igneous granular rock that has a phaneritic texture. The phaneritic means to be seen. Rocks with this texture of mineral granules can be seen without a microscope, showing almost uniform crystals and interlocking. This large crystal form states that the freezing lasts very long beneath the surface of the earth. Granite is also very versatile, for example for floors, kitchen countertop, etc. and can also be used indoors and outdoors. Below are the things what make marble and granite different.
Strength and age
Compared to marble, granite is stronger. Granite is more heat resistant and is very resistant to heat coming from a pan or frying pan. Then granite is perfect for use in the kitchen as a countertop. Marble is very susceptible to color change (fading color) which will eventually look dull.
Reaction to acids
Marble and granite are stones that have a porous structure, but marble is more porous. Then the marble will be more stained if the spill of something with acid content such as juice, wine or vinegar. Granite is more resistant to acids, especially when using effective sealants.
Both appearances are very different. The appearance of marble has very elegant veins or veins. Marble veins usually occur because in its formation there is “dirt” or impurities such as iron oxide.