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What is granite?
Don’t think that because granite is a mineral, it only comes in grey or black. Granite also comes in red and yellow as well, depending on where the granite was formed and the amount of pressure and heat introduced to the rock during formation.
Because granite like most rocks, is porous, granite needs to be sealed properly in order to maintain the smooth, glossy surface that Urban Countertops provides post-installation. Without proper sealing and maintenance, damaging oils and water can seep into the porous surface and damage your perfect counters.
What is marble?
Homeowners that choose to incorporate marble into a kitchen countertop scheme would do so simply for the pure beauty of it. While it shares all the properties of other stone countertops, marble has a unique color quality that shows dramatic contrast between the overall color and the veins of alternate color. The alternative to using pure marble is to use cultured marble for countertops. While the price is not any less expensive considering the fact that all cultured countertops are one off custom creations, it is the incorporated sealant and resin properties that make it a lower maintenance alternative.