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The Right Way to Use Marble Countertops

by Daniel Morrell

Posted on December 01, 2017 07:00:00 AM


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Countertops Marble

Marble.com isn’t our name for just any reason. We are, by far, the world’s leader in marble countertops fabrication and installation. Our experienced and dedicated team of countertop professionals works hard every day to ensure that you get the marble countertops of your dreams. Our selection of white marble in the Tri-State area is truly second-to-none. Our ability to provide gorgeous marble counters at affordable rates means that you’ll be able to make your interior design dreams come to reality in no time. With an average “selection to installation” time of only three days, there’s no quicker way to get the white marble counters you’ve always desired.

 

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White Marble

Let’s explore why the elegant luxury of white marble has been desired in home design for thousands of years.

First of all, it represents the highest status of elite taste and aesthetic appeal. The soft texture of marble makes most homeowners jump at the idea of installing it throughout their house, however, white marble isn’t best suited for every area of the home. Here’s why.

Marble is a metamorphic rock.

Metamorphic rocks are limestones, which have been exposed to high temperatures and pressures over a long amount of time. This change is known as metamorphoses and causes the minerals to go through a molten phase. For this reason, most marbles have distinct veins, swirls or bands, although there are some exceptions. Light veins may contain quartz and feldspar, while dark veins may contain hornblende or biotite. All marbles will have calcite and/or dolomite and will react with acid.

Meaning that certain liquids can be detrimental to a marble counter. Red wine, lemon juice, and many cleaning products contain high amounts of acid that will ruin a marble countertop. If these liquids are commonplace in your kitchen then it is best to avoid marble and go with granite, quartzite, or quartz for your kitchen counters.

However, since marble maintains a cool average temperature of around 55˚F it’s ideal for baking. Having a dedicated area, whether it is an installed section of your kitchen countertops or simply a small stand-alone piece, will be great for kneading the dough, working with chocolate and other baking preparation, which is why marble slabs are a prized possession by pastry chefs worldwide. It is also an impressive conversational piece to be used as a presentation platter for cheeses, sushi, and more.

 

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Marble Vanity Tops

There are certain areas, which are ideal for marble. Marble is a great option for low-traffic zones, like master bathrooms, which endure less wear and tear than a kitchen countertop or island. Red wine and other acidic liquids generally do not make an appearance on most bathroom vanities. So as long as they are properly sealed twice per year stains won’t be much of a factor. Using a product such as Zero Ultimate Stone Protector, which can be found at MrStone.com, will do the job perfectly. Marble is commonly thought to require tons of maintenance, however, the upkeep isn’t as demanding as it’s made out to be. You can dedicate the same amount of time as you would to your granite kitchen counters or onyx bar for your marble vanity top to stay immaculate for years. Plain and simple, a marble vanity top is going to look fantastic, be durable, and increase the equity of your home.

Marble Countertop Selection

The lavish appearance of marble is often thought to carry a hefty price tag, however, at Marble.com since our selection is so vast, you’ll have no issue finding something that fits your style and budget. We carry every marble countertop option from Calacatta Michelangelo, to Mountain White Danby, to Black Marquina. With new shipments arriving daily, there’s no doubt that you will be able to find the marble countertop you’ve always envisioned in one of our many stockyards.

 

 

 

 

 

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