Granite and Marble:
Before choosing between the granite or marble, you need to know the characteristics , applications and uses for granite and marble. It is possible to differentiate one kind of granite or marble from another because of its color and designs of the nuances. However, each type has specific features: a marble can be more porous than the other, for example:
Marble is composed of a mineral and calcite, and the granite is formed by three minerals (mica, feldspar and quartz). In practice, this means that granite is a lot more hard, resistant and less porous than marble, scratching more easily. In the market, there are available national or imported granite and marbles. One of the factors that affect the supply and price of these different types is their rarity: the rarer it is, more expensive will be.
Brazil has many granite quarries and is among the major exporters of granite in the world, but its production of marble is still small.
TO DIFFERENTIATE THE GRANITE AND MARBLE
Scratch with a knife or Pocket knife (a metal part) on the surface of the material, preferably in a area that will not be visible. The marble will be marked and the granite, in a smaller proportion due to its hardness. Another difference is the textures and designs, granite is more mixed, while the marble coloring is more uniform.
Both offers high quality, it is important to know which applications is best suited for one and the other. But how to choose the correct applications? The marble should be used preferably indoors. This, because the material suffers from the action of time (has sensitivity to acid rain) and pollution.
Should also be avoided the use of marble in high-traffic areas because it will wear more easily. Another environment to be avoided is the kitchen, because by being porous, absorbs fat. Besides, having resistance against acid, can acquire stains and loss of brightness with products such as vinegar, lemon or heavy cleaning materials.
Marble is more indicated that the granite for interior walls, because it’s lighter. Both are indicated for internal floors, however we need to be careful to waterproof the subfloor, in case of application on ground floor. Besides, it is recommended to use white cement in the most sensitive, such as granites and marbles, not to run the risk of changing its color.
In this case, avoid marbles more porous, which run the risk of staining with humidity, despite the sealing. If you still have questions about your applications, keep in mind that marble is less resistant to scratches, softer and porous. Granite, heavier and sturdier.
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN
Any piece of granite and marble requires only damp cloth. If you need to use detergent, always choose the neutral colorless. Do not use products such as bleach or acid
or caustic products. In the case of the marble, we must also be very careful with liquids: coffee, soft drinks, greasy products, etc.
How are porous, tend to absorb liquids. The trick is to clean the place immediately, using only water and mild detergent colorless. Be careful, too, to use the polished granite: in external flooring becomes slippery, however, there are alternatives such as granite which are non-slip.
On the other hand, is an excellent choice for the kitchen countertop, be enough.
You can find our granite and marble from all South Florida including:
|Aberdeen||Atlantis||Belle Glade||Belle Glade Camp||Boca Raton|
|Boynton Beach||Bryant||Canal Point||Cypress Lakes||Delray Beach|
|Golden Lakes||Golf||Greenacres||Hamptons at Boca Raton||Highland Beach|
|High Point||Juno Beach||Juno Ridge||Jupiter||Jupiter Inlet Colony|
|Kings Point||Lakeside Green||Lake Clarke Shores||Lake Harbor||Lake Park|
|Lake Worth Point||Lake Worth Corridor||Lantana||Loxahatchee Groves||Mission Bay|
|North Palm Beach||Okeelanta||Pahokee||Palm Beach Gardens||Riviera Beach|
|Royal Palm Beach||Royal Palm Estates||Sandalfoot Cove||South Bay||Tequesta|
|Twentymile Bend||Wellington||West Palm Beach|
|Coconut Creek||Cooper City||Coral Springs||Dania Beach||Davie|
|Deerfield Beach||Fort Lauderdale||Hallandale Beach||Hillsboro Beach||Hollywood|
|Lauderdale Lakes||Lauderdale-By-The-Sea||Lauderhill||Lazy Lake||Lighthouse Point|
|Margate||Miramar||North Lauderdale||Oakland Park||Parkland|
|Pembroke Park||Pembroke Pines||Plantation||Pompano Beach||Port Everglades|
|Sea Ranch Lakes||Southwest Ranches||Sunrise||Tamarac||West Park|
|Aventura||Bal Harbour||Bay Harbor Islands||Biscayne Park||Coconut Grove|
|Coral Gables||Cutler Bay||Doral||El Portal||Florida City|
|Golden Beach||Goulds||Hialeah||Hialeah Gardens||Homestead|
|Indian Village||Islandia||Kendall||Key Biscayne||Leisure City|
|Medley||Miami||Miami Beach||Miami Gardens||Miami Lakes|
|Miami Shores Village||Miami Springs||North Bay Village||North Miami||North Miami Beach|
|Richmond Heights||South Miami||Sunny Isles Beach||Surfside||Sweetwater|
|Virginia Gardens||West Miami||Westchester||Westwood Lake|