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About The Differences and Usage of Marble and Granite

From: Date:4/1/2017

Marble and granite is always used for building decoration. Marble is mainly used for indoor, and granite is used for outdoor. They both are high-level decorative materials. The decorative effect of marble and granite for indoor and outdoor is good and durable, but with high cost for public buildings and decoration requirements of high engineering. In recent years, with the improvement of living standards, the aesthetic concept about living environment is constantly updated, marble and granite is popular with the home decoration.

Stone is divided into two major categories, man-made and natural, where the main introduction of natural marble and natural granite.

Natural marble is an original rock through the crust in the formation of high temperature and high pressure. Belonging to the hard stone, mainly by the calcite, limestone, serpentine and dolomite composition. Because marble generally contains impurities, and calcium carbonate in the atmosphere by carbon dioxide, carbide, water vapor role, but also easy to weathering and erosion, leaving the surface soon lost luster. So a few, such as white marble, Ai Yeqing and other pure quality, less stable and durable varieties can be used for outdoor, other varieties should not be used for outdoor, generally only used for interior decoration.

Natural marble can be made of high-grade decorative works of the decorative panels for hotels, exhibition halls, theaters, shopping malls, libraries, airports, railway stations and other public buildings within the interior walls, to the surface, railings, ground, the elevator door face finishes, etc., is the ideal indoor high-level decorative materials. In addition it can also be used for making marble murals, handicrafts, daily necessities and so on.

The quality of granite is determined by mineral composition and structure. High quality granite, crystal grain fine and uniform, mica content less and more quartz, and does not contain pyrite. Granite is not easy weathering deterioration, the appearance of color can be maintained for more than a century, so more for the wall foundation and external finishes. Due to the high hardness of granite, it is also commonly used in high-level building renovation works, for example, the lobby floor.

As the granite and marble compared to the texture is more difficult and acid-resisting. So granite is more suitable for home decoration in the outdoor balcony, courtyard, guest restaurant on the ground and windowsill. While the marble can be used for bar, cooking table, dining table.