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The Pros and Cons of Natural Stone







Granite is a natural stone. It is formed under the Earth’s surface by magma that slowly cools and crystallizes over time. As a result, each slab is unique and full of different colors and patterns.


Pros of Granite:

One of the hardest substances on Earth, making it very durable

Heat resistant

Scratch-resistant

Can be repaired if broken, unless shattered


Cons of Granite:

Needs to be sealed; otherwise, there can be staining

Is porous




Quartzite is a natural stone formed by crystallizing from molten magma. Many slabs have marble-like colors and veining.




Pros of Quartzite:

Resistant to etching

Low maintenance

Heat resistant

Durable

Can be repaired if broken, unless shattered

Scratch resistant


Cons of Quartzite:

Can stain if not sealed properly

Is porous






Marble is a natural stone. It’s created by the metamorphosis of a combination of rocks under intense pressure and temperatures.




Pros of Marble:

Are beautiful and timeless stones

Can be repaired if broken, unless shattered

With proper care, they can last a long time

Heat Resistant


Cons of Marble:

Porous

Can stain or etch

Delicate and can be damaged easier than other stones


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