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Kitchen Decisions | Marble or Granite Countertops


Choosing a surface 101, Marble or Granite:

Are you diving into a kitchen remodel? Countertops contribute to the overall part of the kitchen look. Yes, the options of countertops are endless, ranging from well-known butcher block to the popular marble and granite. We can see why many homeowners struggle on making the final decision. When selecting a kitchen countertop it is important to keep in mind the overall durability, maintenance, and cost. We found an article in a recent issue of HGTV Magazine where they asked professional, Josh Temple, his opinion on countertops. In which, he had the option of either choosing marble or granite.

Kitchen Decisions from the Professionals, Marble or Granite:

Josh Temple, from Flipping the Block, stated that:

“Marble is elegant, but it’s high-maintenance—it’ll stain and scratch if you look at it funny. For durability, nothing beats granite. I especially like it in a matte, or honed, finish. Upkeep is also a breeze: Reseal it once a year and it’s as good as new.”

We agree with Josh Temple, homeowners have to assess the way they live before settling on a countertop surface. If you have your heart set on a certain look but it doesn’t match your lifestyle, there are materials made today that will match your lifestyle and match that look your aiming for. Granite is beautiful and stands up well compared to other materials. Granite must be sealed every so often to avoid stains-very minimal upkeep. Yes, marble is very glamorous; nothing beats its sheer elegance. A drawback when it comes to marble countertops is that it’s very susceptible to stains. Take into consideration all the pros and cons of the material you imagine for your kitchen countertops, before you buy.

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At Cornerstone Builders of SWFL, our main goal is to provide you with an end result that will WOW you and your guests for years to come. When it’s time for you to remodel your Fort Myers, Naples, or SWFL home, we’re there to help you choose the perfect kitchen countertops for your space. If you’re ready to transform your kitchen, contact us here today. We look forward to hearing from you!