When it comes to choosing the ideal kitchen top for your dining or kitchen room, you have to choose wisely. Granite is a porous material and it might hold onto bacteria and germs more than quartz. Marble, quartz and granite are all heat resistant, however marble is far more easy to damage with scratching, especially if you do not use chopping boards to protect the top’s surface.

Both granite and quartz are more low maintenance and resistant to chemicals than marble is. However, polished marble is a stain-proof material. That said, there is nothing quite as beautiful as a solid marble look when it comes to kitchen tops.

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The choice for bathroom designs depends on what kind of look you want to achieve. If you are looking for veining and natural patterns, quartz is definitely not the right look for you. Every slab of marble or granite is different from another when it comes to veining and marbling.

They age beautifully and come in a variety of colours and textures. However marble is more easy to stain due to its porosity, making it sensitive to a range of chemicals or acidic liquids. Marble is a material that needs to be taken care of on a daily basis in order to keep it looking prim and proper.

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Since we live in a country that has bouts of hot temperatures, it is advisable to use granite due to the fact that it is a heat resisting material. However if you are looking for a rich and more luxurious appearance, marble would be an ideal choice. With granite you can get a more rustic look and it is much more cost effective and low maintenance than marble is. Granite is dense, crack-resistant and non-porous as opposed to marble - making it relatively lower in cost in the long run.

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When it comes to staircases, both marble and granite are ideal when it comes to creating staircases for homes or apartment condominiums. These durable materials are both easy to clean and relatively hassle-free when it comes to maintaining their lustre.

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