Why the Type of Natural Stone Matters

There are various types of natural stones – Marble, Granite, Travertine, Onyx, Limestone etc. Choosing the best one for your home is essential because you want to make the most out of the money spent and more importantly, decorate your home in just the way you want it so it fits the need of beauty as well as durability.

A long lasting investment

It’s very important to choose the right one because natural stones are very durable. They’re going to last a lifetime and changing later on might not be an easy option.

Look that fulfills your need for years to come

Most of the time we opt for design and decoration which fits the requirement for that specific time phase or for a few short years. In this case, it is not wise because the chosen design will stay for years. Take time, gather information and do sufficient research and then decide on the type of stone you want to use. It can also be said that different types of stone can be used in different places depending on the usability and suitability.

Difference in properties

Let’s have a look at the specialty of each major type of natural stone and their principal properties.

Granite Marble
Very hard and durable.Softer than Granite and durable.
Mostly dark in color. Found in black, brown, pink, green and off-white colors as well.White, off-white, grey, rarely found green and pink.
Porous and absorbs water if left untreated.Porous and absorbs water if left untreated.
Used in kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, floors and walls.Used in countertops, kitchens, fireplaces, bathrooms and walls.


It is quite clear that the different properties of the stones make them suitable for different purposes. All these factors are the reasons why the types of natural stone matter when it comes to choosing them. With some research and personal experiences to the stores, it will become easier to choose the right kind of stone.

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