Marble vs Granite Benchtops for Cooks

Marble look benchtops and granite are two of the most popular types of stone for the kitchen. As with other materials that are used in bathroom and kitchen renovations, each stone has its advantages and disadvantages. Whether you’re after granite or marble benchtops, the experienced team of professionals at A Plan Kitchens has the knowledge and expertise to design and create your dream kitchen, creating a functional and beautiful space for you and your family. Contact us today for countertop granite installation in Sydney.

Durability and Strength

Countertop granite is renowned for being a strong and durable material for use in kitchens and bathrooms. This characteristic of granite makes it an ideal candidate for the kitchen. As the kitchen is often subject to heat, sharp objects and liquids, a stone benchtop is ideal to prevent damage and mess. When compared to marble kitchen benchtops, countertop granite has a lower porosity, meaning it’s much more resistant to stains. In addition, granite is fabricated under extreme pressure and heat, meaning it can withstand hot temperatures from pots and pans that are left on the benchtop.


When it comes to aesthetics, there’s no doubt that marble benchtops are beautiful, and create a luxurious ambience in the kitchen or bathroom. Marble has been used for thousands of years and as a result, it is unlikely to go out of style. The presence of a marble benchtop in your kitchen ensures an opulent appearance for many years to come. Given the fact that the kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms in the home, investing in the aesthetics ensures you have a beautiful space you can look forward to coming home to everyday.

Outdoor Use

When it comes to outdoor kitchen use, marble kitchen benchtops do not fare as well as granite benchtops. The ideal outdoor kitchen benchtop needs to withstand rain, heat as well as wind. Thus, the ideal material to withstand all these factors is granite, owing to its superior physical properties. To ensure the longevity of your granite benchtop, it’s recommended that you seal the granite on a regular basis.

Countertop Design and Installation

With over 25 years of experience in the building industry, our seasoned team at A Plan Kitchens will design and create the kitchen of your dreams. Our team prides itself on providing high quality kitchen and bathroom renovations to clients who want nothing but the best for their homes.

If you’re looking for a kitchen designer who will strive to create an excellent kitchen for you and your family, look no further than A Plan Kitchens. Contact us online today or call us on 1300 207 948 for marble look benchtops.