How Does Cultured Marble Compare to Granite?

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Comparing cultured marble and granite can help you decide which building material you would like to use on your countertops and floors. Cultured marble is a solid material, whereas granite is porous like concrete.

That means that granite can stain easily. It also retains water, which makes it slippery.

Cultured marble can be wiped dry in seconds. Granite is more resistant to scratches and chips, but cultured marble scratches easily. Because granite requires mining and cutting, it can be more expensive than cultured marble, which can be created based on a customer's specifications.