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.Granite and Marble

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 Granite vs Marble
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
Weston Wilton Manors
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
Opa-Locka Palmetto Bay Pinecrest Pinewood Princeton
Richmond Heights South Miami Sunny Isles Beach Surfside Sweetwater
Virginia Gardens West Miami Westchester Westwood Lake