Since granite and marble are natural stones, they have unique beauty. Customers who are not familiar with these materials may expect the granite or marble they order to be identical to pictures or samples they have seen. Although sample stones are intended to be representative of the material, the granite or marble quarried at one time may differ slightly from the sample’s color and veining. Even a granite or marble slab will possess a certain amount of color variation from one end to the other. These slight irregularities are what make your project unique and different from any other.
Marble is typically used for bathroom vanity tops and fireplaces. It is not usually recommended for kitchen countertops due to the fact that it is easy to scratch and acidic substances, such as vinegars and citrus beverages, can leave a stain. On the other hand, granite has become today’s countertop of choice for architects, cabinetmakers, kitchen designers and contractors. A granite countertop is virtually impervious to abrasions, stains and extreme heat. Additionally, the inherent qualities of granite - its color, patterns and shades - compliment the décor. This makes granite an ideal choice for countertops.
We recommend the use of cleaning products designed specifically for natural stones. There are excellent stone-friendly products available in the market. These products have the correct pH and will not dull your marble, or other natural stone. Never use any acidic products that may include substances with ammonia cleaners, or abrasive pads to clean your stone.