Do you love looking at interior design magazines, watching HGTV, or scrolling through Pinterest to see what elements you would add to your dream home? If so, you’ve probably spent time admiring the majestic appearance of a marble countertop or backsplash. There is a reason why so many famous sculptures and works of art incorporate marble. This material’s stand-alone beauty is stunning enough. Many designers and even we’ve encouraged homeowners to use marble in low-traffic areas, such as powder rooms. It’s a delicate, natural stone. Plus, it’s also more cost-effective to use marble in smaller applications since it’s one of the more high-end materials. However, it makes sense that some homeowners want a larger marble display because of the material’s dramatic swirls and stately appearance. If you’re insistent on using marble in the kitchen, here is what you should know about marble kitchen countertops and other facts about marble overall.
Marble Kitchen Countertops Require More Upkeep
You can use marble in the kitchen so long as you are ready to dedicate more time to maintain it, or you accept the imperfections caused by daily life. If so, you can have the white marble countertops you’ve always wanted.
The same properties that make marble well-suited for sculptures or other practical applications can make the beautiful natural stone more susceptible to scratching, etching, and staining. The MOHS hardness scale rates marble as a three, meaning it’s a soft stone, hence why sculptors love working with it. The material is malleable. When you use marble in the kitchen, you have to be okay with the material scratching and scuffing more easily than a more durable natural stone such as granite. You also don’t want harsh cleaning products or acidic liquids on marble.
Marble materializes in large deposits that can be hundreds of feet thick, making it ideal for large applications. Therefore, marble kitchen countertops, backsplashes, fireplace hearths, mantles, surrounds, and tabletops are one-of-a-kind. Each slab is unique, and each segment has a lot of variances. If you choose a classic white marble countertop, it makes an entire room look more vibrant, giving it a fresh, clean sparkle and brightening up a room that doesn’t have a lot of natural light.
Different Types of Marble
Although it’s a classic, white marble is not your only option. If you look through our selection of marble, you’ll see that you have earth-toned options and even light and deeper shades of green. However, the website shows only a limited scope of possibilities. We encourage you to visit our showroom to see your options up close and personal. We’ll also be happy to talk to you about maintenance and how to keep your marble kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity in the best condition.
QUESTIONS ABOUT CUSTOM STONE FABRICATION?
If you have questions regarding the benefit of natural stone in homes or businesses, Rock Tops Fabrication is here to answer them. Our trained professionals are here to make sure that your new kitchen or bathroom is designed and finished in exactly the way you want it. We service Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Feel free to give us a call at 410-363-4257. For more information, tips, and tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, and Houzz.