I have heard that there are different ratings in stone hardness for both granite and marble stones. How do I know which is suitable for certain areas in my home? Will one type of hardness rating be better in one area than the other? Say the kitchen vs the bathroom?
Indeed there are different ratings in stone hardness, marble
being one of the softer materials and granite being quite a bit harder than
marble. Most quartzites are just as hard
if not harder than granite. In my
opinion, I would go with granite in my kitchen and marble in my bathroom. Granite (Mohs scale = 7 or so) is less apt to
stain than is marble (Mohs scale =3 – 5); but bear in mind that darker granites
stain considerably less than whiter granites.
Logically, you are more likely to stain something in the kitchen rather
than in the bathroom. Come to Interstone
Marble and Granite and view the vast array of countertop material we have
available to you. Our friendly and
knowledgeable sales associates are happy to guide you through this process.