Natural stones are a best choice for renovating kitchen or bathroom countertops. It adds beauty to the room, is available in a wide range of colours, can be customized to any shape and size, easily blended with any decor, making it versatile no matter what the style of your home is. Both granite and marble are excellent choices. When choosing the natural stone for the kitchen or bathroom, many homeowners prefer the look of natural stone, which offers an endless array of unique colours and patterns. Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials in the market and a popular choice for modern or traditional houses. Marble is known for its luxury and is a classic choice for high-end homes.

                    Important decisions you can make in your kitchen or bathroom renovation are. Which countertop material to use. When comparing granite vs marble which is more expensive? How do they differ in appearance, durability, maintenance, and cost?

Comparing the durability
Granite vs marble

Because both materials are porous, liquids can penetrate both of them. But, if sealed every 1-2 years, both are quite durable and liquid resistant,both have good heat resistance qualities. They differ in the ability to resist scratches, and stains.

Granite is a harder stone so it’s a better choice. Marble requires more upkeep as it can stain if acidic foods and liquids are not cleaned up immediately on unstained countertops.

Granite is easier to maintain, and because marble requires closer attention to proper, and regular, sealing, it’s considered a more high-maintenance stone. Granite is cited as the most durable natural stone available.It is known for resisting crack and chipping well. Granite has a high content of quartz, which makes it a durable natural stone.


The marble is also a hard and strong material, but it is porous in nature. The porosity makes it prone to scratches and damage. There may be scratches on the surface if cut right on it. Marble than granite. But, the marble is strong enough to take most of the scratches and does not need epoxy resin to fill the pinholes. Marble requires more upkeep as it can stain if acidic foods and liquids are not cleaned up immediately on unstained countertops.

Granite is more durable

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Comparing the Maintenance
Granite vs Marble

When comparing these two materials, granite is easier to maintain, and because marble requires closer attention to proper and regular sealing, it’s considered a more high-maintenance stone.

Marble is a soft stone and lacks hardness and toughness in comparison to granite. Marble also scratches more than granite. At Mohs scale, the hardness of marble is four and thus it is more prone to scratches. Marble should be and protected with a sealant designed for porous stone surfaces. As marble’s composition is prone to stain, even if sealed, so be sure to clean up spills as they happen. The sealer does not work well on the marble surface. One needs to do the sealing of marble on a regular basis and it increases the maintenance cost.

Granite is one of the toughest stones available for flooring and Kitchen Countertops. It has a hardness of seven on the Mohs scale, which is almost double that of marble. It does not get scratches easily. Also, the sealer works perfectly on the surface. All-natural stone requires different levels of maintenance, and homeowners should remain careful about the maintenance of their bathroom or kitchen countertops. In general, granite is very durable, it is stain-resistant and has lower maintenance than marble. Granite should be sealed after installation, and if done properly, water will bead on the surface. Resealing should be done every year so as to ensure a solid and efficient surface.

Granite has less maintenance cost but
the high production cost

Comparing the prices and

Cost-effectiveness Granite vs Marble

Depending on the size you need, the type and the number of unique cuts and corners, finishes, and installation, your costs can vary widely depending on who you work with.

When it comes to the price and cost of Granite vs Marble which is more expensive

Granite Is more expensive compared to Marble

Granite cost – US$ 16 to US$ 25 / Square Meter whereas

Marble Cost -2$ per square foot to as high as 6$ per square foot.

Both granite and marble should be installed by a professionals as these are extremely heavy and can be difficult to handle. 

Marble has fewer cracks and fissures than granite and It is easy to cure them in the marble slabs or tile. Small tiles of marble are sold in different markets at lower prices. The Marble average cost of production is lower than Granite.

Granite– the cost of production for a granite slab is much higher than any type of marble.The polishing is also an expensive process on slabs.The processing of this stone is much higher than the processing of marble. All these factors make  granite an expensive material for Kitchen Countertops or Flooring.

Granites such as Rosy Pink and Platinum White are the cheap granite available in the market.The prices depend on supply and demand of the stone.

Marble is Cheaper than Granite in General, but some marbles are more expensive

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Both Marble and Granite have their own unique properties and qualities. It all depends on the aesthetics and uses of this stone. If you are willing to devote some of your time to the maintenance of tiles for a more beautiful and elegant design then go for marble. Yet, if you want a natural stone with more durability, scratch-resistant properties and less wear and
tear ability then
granite is the best option for you.