Choosing between granite and marble, or even a fancy Italian marble tile, is a crossroads every home buyer, builder or remodeler comes to and it’s a touch choice. Perhaps the best question you can ask yourself before moving forward is about how hard of a beating the surface is going to take. If you can trust yourself to go easy on some marble, then by all means, maybe spending the extra money for that is what you really want. But if there are kids involved and you can’t rest easy knowing that the surfaces will be treated with respect, granite is your friend.
Here’s a list of multiple ways that they compare and contrast:
Another variable in choosing which natural stone products you want in your home has to do with color. While each has multiple options to choose from, you’ll notice that they resonate differently with the eye and will reflect the lighting in your home differently. Taking home sample slabs or having a contractor bring them over to help you examine different stones in different lighting, both from windows and indoor fixtures, could play a huge role in making your final choice. Other options include limestone rock which also includes the sub-category of travetine; travertine floors have become a popular alternative in recent years.