Marble and Granite - Classic Natural Stones to Revamp the Look of Your Home
Natural stones have a completely different charm. When incorporated the right way, natural stones like marble and granite can entirely change the look of your home. The luxurious look these stones offer can instantly glam up any home, which also explains why they have become a popular choice in home improvement projects these days.
Marble has a metamorphic, sedimentary origin. Mostly, it is available in black and white variations, but the quartz-based marble has a greenish tinge to it. The smooth surface of marble and all its variants makes it an absolute hit in interior decoration. On the other hand, granite is of igneous or metamorphic origin and is made of different elements such as quartz, silica, mica, and feldspar. Unlike marble, granite has a granular, coarse surface. The patterns and colors of granite differ in different variations. Both are natural stones, but their appearance varies on the basis of different factors, such as the source and cut location.
Whether it’s the kitchen countertop or simply the flooring of your house, marble and granite are good picks. They are functional, durable, and, most importantly, add an aesthetic touch to your home decor. Both marble and granite are extremely strong as - they are created under immense pressure over millions of years. As these stones are strong and durable, their maintenance is minimal.
When used as countertops, these surfaces don’t crack or deteriorate, even when something hot is placed on them. Despite years of usage, marble and granite surfaces do not fade away or lose their color. So if you choose a marble or granite countertop or, for that matter, for anything else in your home, you wouldn’t have to worry about it for years together.
Natural stones do not allow the multiplication of pathogenic bacteria, which means that the cleanliness and hygiene in your house are intact. Even if you wish to clean the stones, all you need is a damp cloth, and your stone surfaces will be sparkling clean.
Depending on the theme you have chosen for your home, you can pick a corresponding stone color. So if you wish to have an earthy look for your home, you can select warmed colored marble and granite. Likewise, for a calm, relaxed look, you can always opt for the cooler shades.
The best part of these natural stones is that they come in a plethora of colors. And this makes them all the more suitable for home decor projects. Marble and granite blend well with a range of other colors and are apt for a lot more than just countertops and flooring. They can also be used beautifully for vanity tops, fireplace mantels, a wall mosaic, cladding, window sills, shelves and storage, backsplash as well as other accessories in your home.
Along with their compatibility with different colors, marble and granite blend well with other materials such as glass, wood, and metal as well. This adds to the aesthetic appeal of the overall home decor, as all of these elements together to completely elevate the design and overall outlook of your home. Depending on your budget and requirements, you can pick marble or granite for the interiors of your home. Marble is more expensive than granite and requires slightly more maintenance as well.
If you’re looking to remodel your home, do ensure you choose a specialist who is well versed with natural stones.
At RC Marble and Granite Pros, we know our stones well, and our experience plays an integral role in the magic we create in our home improvement projects. So if you’ve been considering remodeling your home, you can always reach out to us.