Asked by: Nouredin Pedrajas
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd February, 2020

Does marble come from Granite?

Granite is an igneous rock, which means it was once molten and formed as it cooled deep within the earth. The minerals contained in granite usually appear as small flecks throughout the stone. Marble, on the other hand, was once limestone that changed due to intense heat and pressure.

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Likewise, people ask, is marble a form of granite?

Granite consists of mainly Feldspar, Quartz which are very hard minerals. Marble is classified as metamorphic stone because it is created by the transformation of another type of stone called sedimentary stone. Marble mainly consists of Calcium Carbonate which is much softer than the components of granite.

Additionally, what is more expensive granite or marble? Granite is less expensive than marble, starting at roughly $75/square foot installed and $100 more than that for higher-end stone. Installed marble countertops start at around $100/square foot and can go over $200.

Herein, which is better marble or granite?

Hardness and Durability: Granite is harder than marble, so it is more resistant to chips and scratches. Both marble and granite countertops are quite durable, but ONLY if they are properly sealed every one or two years. Granite and marble are porous, so without a seal, liquids will penetrate and stain.

What granite looks like marble?

Quartzite is a hard stone with performance properties similar to granite countertops but can be mistaken for marble. White Fantasy is a quartzite popular for its marble look-a-like color and pattern. The veining does tend to be dense and the color is usually a touch on the gray side.

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