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If you think about remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, bar area or maybe even a wall? You should know that prefabricated materials are not your only option. With custom-fabricated countertops, vanities, showers, waterfalls and tables, your only limit is your imagination.
Envision your bathroom being enhanced by the elegance of a marble vanity countertop and the opulence of a marble tub. To complete the look: marble flooring.
But it doesn't end there - your kitchen can also benefit from some personalization. Installing a custom-built granite countertop can provide a visual appeal and a personal touch that it is as unique as you are. Available in a variety of colors, these natural stone creations can easily transform your home into a stunning showplace. Best of all, granite offers easy maintenance and durability that will last for years to come.
Everything you should know about Granite and Marble
Although both were created deep within the earth millions of years ago, the processes that formed them were quite different.
Granite is an igneous rock, which means that at one time during its development, it was melted like volcanic lava. Unlike lava, however, this melted (or molten) rock never reached the surface. It remained trapped inside the earth, where it slowly cooled and crystallized, resulting in a very uniform, speckled stone that ranges in color from black and gray tones to pinks, browns, reds, greens and whites.
Marble is a metamorphic rock. It was once limestone, but over time, the combination of intense heat and pressure caused the limestone to re-crystallize. Foreign substances often entered the stone during this process, creating an infinite variety of colors, textures and veining. Marble is a lot like people; no two are exactly alike.
Marbles and granites are quarried throughout the world in the form of huge blocks, some weighing up to 20 tons. These blocks are cut into slabs that are generally ¾” or 1 ¼” thick and the faces are polished to the specified finish. These slabs are then carefully crated and shipped to the fabricators who will process them into the final product.
Why Should I Choose Marble or Granite Rather Than One of the New Synthetics?
Even the finest synthetics can’t match stone’s natural range of colors, nor are they nearly as versatile, durable or long lasting.
Do Marble and Granite Require Special Care?
Marble and granite are easier to maintain than you’d expect. Warm water, mild dishwashing liquid and a soft cloth clean up most spills on both surfaces.
Granite is a worry-free surface, requiring few special precautions. It is extremely durable, stain-resistant and easy to care for. Hot pots and pans won’t damage it. It won’t chip, crack or scratch under normal use. Cutting boards are recommended when slicing bread, meats or vegetables to protect your knives from becoming dull.
Marble isn’t quite as worry-free as granite. It has a softer, less stain-resistant surface than granite and it should be treated like a fine piece of wood. Spills should be wiped up immediately; coaster should be placed under beverage glasses to avoid staining and etching. Marble is especially susceptible to damage from citric acids, alcohols and oils. With proper care, its beauty will last for generations.