Reasons to Choose Marble Countertops
Most customers looking for a unique, clean, contemporary slab for their countertop are drawn the beauty of marble. This natural stone’s elegant looks can range from solid whites to solid blacks, as well as a variety fo rose, yellow, green, grey and grey-tone colors. Some slabs are very consistent in their overall appearance, however, marble is a natural stone and no two slabs will be identical.
It’s All About Where It’s Used
A marble countertop will become the centerpiece of your living space, but it’s important to choose where this centerpiece will be installed. Although marble shares a high heat resistance with granite, it is a much more porous material and is very susceptible to liquid staining or scratches. Lack of, or improperly applied sealant is almost a guaranteed invitation for stains, which is why it’s important to keep this material properly sealed and maintained. Normal kitchen activities, such as cutting or placing heavy ceramic containers, can scratch or even chip the corners or surface. For these reasons, we do not recommend the use of marble as a kitchen countertop.
Marble’s beauty is most appropriately found in bathrooms, fireplace mantles, offices and locations throughout your home where heavy use isn’t a factor. As long as you’re able to adhere to it’s maintenance, you can enjoy marble’s beauty for many years to come.