Granite vs Travertine

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Congratulations on deciding to get rid of that hideous Formica countertop! Now one question remains, granite vs travertine? They are both natural stones and each have their pros and cons, but either way, it will be a vast improvement on your current countertops! Stone slabs are the way to go when doing a bathroom remodel. They last forever and the look is timeless! You can’t go wrong! Now we just need to decide which stone to go with, a few pros and cons are listed below for each stone …

 

Slab Granite Vanity Countertops

Granite countertops are the safe, classic way to go. Whether you are selling your home or upgrading it to live in, granite is timeless and comes in tons of different variations. It is a natural stone, which makes it heat=proof, but does need to be sealed to prevent staining. The natural qualities of it make it a one-of-a-kind counter option for you bathroom. No 2 pieces are the same!

 

Slab Travertine Vanity Countertops

Travertine countertops are the new thing in bathroom remodels. If living in your home, they are wonderful, however be careful if you plan to sell in the near future as some people do not like the look travertine provides. Travertine is a softer stone and because of this it will not take a mirror finish like granite. It is a very porous stone and it provides a room with a very natural, unrefined look. Like all other natural stones, no 2 pieces are alike and they all need to be sealed.

5 Responses

  1. Universal Stone
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    This is a great rundown of granite vs. travertine countertops. Thanks for posting this!

  2. denise johnson
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    Granites will really make great countertops. It is really durable and could last longer. And it is easy to maintain too. You only need mild soap and water to clean it.

  3. Eskandari
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    John thanks for good blog. I think Granite is having own unique identity for beauty of Natural Stone.

  4. Jennifer
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    Great post. You got a good point of views, lots of ideas and information. Travertine is a durable natural stone but is not as hard as granite. Thanks for sharing this comparison between both granite and travertine.

  5. Alice
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    Granite is really more durable. This majestic stone is resistant to heat, scratching and staining. They have become the top choice for kitchen countertops. Travertine also has its own characteristics. Travertine is a porous natural stone which gives a luxurious look and is very popular due to their unique beauty.

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