Granite and Marble countertops remain one of the most popular choices for homeowners looking to upgrade the look of their kitchens or bathrooms. Cut from veins of naturally occurring stone, both marble and granite are prized for their solid durability, the unique beauty of their grains and the fact that they add value to a home.
However, there are differences in where marble and Granite countertops should be installed. Granite countertops are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. Heat-resistant and easy to clean, a Granite countertop can cost up to $150 per square foot. Marble countertops are relatively more porous and softer than Granite countertops, meaning it’s less resistant to stains and scratches, making marble a better installation choice for areas where the countertop surface isn’t heavily used, such as the bathroom.