Marble and granite are both natural stones that are porous in nature so spills and flooding should be avoided. Both come in different patterns and colours that can add a touch of elegance to any home. But that’s where the similarities end.
Marble and granite are two different types of stones. One is not better than the other in a general sense, because the choice should be based on which stone best suits your lifestyle and your needs.
But when it comes to natural stone restoration, the general consensus is that marble is not as easy to restore compared to granite. Here’s why:
Both are naturally porous because they are natural stones. Marble is much more porous compared to granite which makes it more vulnerable to spills and flooding. Although spills and moisture must be avoided or removed quickly on a granite surface too, it is not quickly damaged, unlike marble.
So when it comes to restoration, granite is easier to work on because it is not as delicate as marble and can take on moisture and heavy work during repair and maintenance.
Both are durable natural stones but granite is much more durable and hard compared to marble. One does not need to worry about stressing the granite surface when sanding or buffing because it is extremely strong and durable. You will not need to exercise extra caution when handling granite. Marble, on the other hand, needs to be handled gently to avoid further damage during restoration.
Because granite is extremely strong, it does not get easily damaged, so the maintenance requirements are relatively very low. It can take on heavy traffic and heavy blows without cracking or breaking. It takes a long time before the granite floors will need some TLC. You only need to apply sealant once a year or once every two years.
To be clear, we are only talking about which is easier to restore. This does not take away the fact that both marble and granite are great options for flooring. In fact, we have listed the advantages of using marble and granite for flooring so you can make the right choice for your flooring decisions.
If your marble or granite flooring is losing its shine and beauty, don’t lose hope. SLIQUE can bring it back to life and make it shine like new again.
Do you have any issues with keeping the shine on your marble? Do you think your marble floors are not clean and radiant enough? Then you need to talk to us at SLIQUE.
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