Price Comparison of Marble and Granite
Price is an important factor in deciding the purchase of anything. Both Natural Stones are available in the high and medium price range. There are many cheap granites available in the market as well as cheap marble.
Marble is a Natural Stone, in which the processing is lower than the granite. It is cut on the normal gang saw machine or wire saw machine with cheaper diamond tools. The cost to get the marble slab, marble tile or marble countertop is lower than the granite. The polishing pad and abrasive are cheaper than the granite. The recovery of blocks at the quarry is also very high in marble. Marble has fewer cracks and fissures than granite and It is easy to cure them in the marble slabs or tile. It is also noteworthy that small tiles of marble are old in different markets at lower prices. The average cost of production in marble is lower than Granite.
However, due to very high demand and less availability, some of the marbles are among the most expansive natural stones in the world such as Carrara marble and Statuario marble from Italy. There are also Egyptian marbles and Green Marble from India, which is among the cheapest stones in the world.
The cost of production for an average granite slab is much higher than any type of marble. Granite is cut on special Gang Saw machines, which are expensive than normal gangsaw machines. The availability of big blocks is very low at quarries. Generally, quarries produce smaller size blocks (which are of course cheaper than the bigger ones). The cost of producing a big block and a small block is the same, but the price difference is due to the size and less availability of big blocks. The polishing is also an expensive process on slabs. It takes around 9 different types of abrasives to get high-quality polishing on slabs. The processing of this stone is much higher than the processing of marble. All these factors make it an expensive material for Kitchen Countertops or Flooring.
However, Granites such as Rosy Pink and Platinum White are among the cheapest material available in the market. You can get these stones at a less price than many marbles. The prices depend on supply and demand.
Results: Marble is Cheaper than Granite in General, but some marbles are more expensive