The Difference Between Granite & Schist

Difference Between Granite and Schist

Trying to choose between schist and granite countertops? Not sure where to start? Then first, you should take a look at their advantages and disadvantages before deciding the stone that is right for you!

Schist Countertops

If you are looking to brighten up your room and give your countertop that sparkle, then schist material is the way to go. Schist is a metamorphic stone with sufficient amounts of mica allowing the rock to split into thin sheets. Layered mica provides the shiny crystals that also reflect the light.

Because the schist surface has been compared to a marble, some people wonder if the countertop will also etch like one. Calcium is what makes the stone acid etch but schist does not contain calcium.

Granite Countertops

Granite is a popular material that is used in projects everywhere because of its appearance and quality. These stones are extremely durable and formed within the earths crust, but their appearance is not perfect, considering its designed by nature.

Schist material is softer than granite, so it is hard to cut and cannot provide a detailed edge like granite. The light-colored igneous rock has been used in both interior and exterior designs. Although, you cannot get the same sparkle look with granite.

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