Are granite counters making a comeback? What about marble?

When choosing kitchen countertops, we have many different options, we can choose the ones that can best meet our expectations. In this article, we took care to mention all the features of both granite counters and marble counters. Let's start with granite countertops. Granites are natural stones that were geologically formed thousands of years ago, and granite has been used by humans since the first civilizations. Granite countertops, which have been used in Turkey since the beginning of the ‘90s, are still used in indoor and outdoor counters. Since granite is a 100% natural material, it has a thin porous structure. Thanks to the minerals it contains, the variety of colors and patterns is abundant. It is polished before it becomes a countertop in order to lose its thin pore structure. Damage to the polish during use means that the pores are opened. Also, the use of chemical substances, especially acidic substances in daily use, damages the polish layer. Therefore, it is necessary to be very careful during use in order to prolong the life of the countertop. Any food or drink that will have any stains on it (wine, coffee, tea, etc.) should be cleaned as soon as possible. Granite countertops are hard and durable, as well as flexible. Nowadays, it has a lot of colors and textures for durability and aesthetics. Granite countertops, which are generally used in large projects, create great advantages as they are both functional and hygienic.

Marble countertops, on the other hand, are completely natural materials, so each counter has a different texture, a special appearance, and elegance. Marble has a granular structure intrinsically and is porous. If the surface is not polished, it causes problems in terms of hygiene and stains very quickly. These stains easily penetrate into the marble and cause a color change and a change in the texture of the marble. The polish on the surface of marble counters must be renewed periodically, otherwise its resistance to abrasion decreases, and harmful rays from the sun create negative results on marble. Although it does not have as many color and pattern options as granite counters, marble counters also have color options. The most commonly used colors are white, black, and blue. Although marble countertops are not as common as they used to be with the developing technology, they are still the first choice for those who want a private kitchen.