Marble is formed when heat and pressure is applied to Limestone. The unique natural properties of Marble allow it to be polished to a high gloss which gives the impression of depth. Polished Marble is the more traditionally utilised form giving an opulent finish to your bathroom or living area. Marble is also available in a honed (similar to matte) finish, which is recommended for kitchen benchtop as the honed finish masks etching which can occur in marble when exposed to acidic liquids.
Granite is a robust, strong and durable natural stone which has been used in historic European architecture which remains standing to this date. Granite’s igneous rock structure allows it to be heat, scratch and stain resistant, which lends itself to it being a popular kitchen benchtop choice. Granite has a unique colour palette that is not available.
Quartzite exceeds granite in strength and durability while often offering the visually stunning appeal of marble.