Christopher Miller

Christopher Miller started as a sales associate at Marble when he was a teenager for his summer job. Who would have thought nearly 6 years later after completing his degree in journalism from Rutgers University he would become a senior content writer and writer here at Marble.com. Chris is always looking to share the latest design trends and home improvement hacks with homeowners.

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Can You Set Hot Pans on Granite Countertops?

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Table of Contents Can Granite Countertops Get Damaged from Hot Pans?  What is Thermal Shock?  What Can You Do to Protect Your Granite Countertops?  How Do You Re-Seal a Granite Countertop?    Granite countertops originate from igneous rock, which is rock that is formed by the cooling and solidification of lava or magma. This process occurs at very high temperatures. As for the countertops,...

How to Make Granite Shine: What Steps Can You Take?

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Table of Contents How Does Granite Shine?  What Else Can Make Your Granite Shine?  Retaining the Shine  Enhancing the Shine  How Do You Clean Granite Surfaces?  What Are Other Ways You Can Keep Your Granite in Great Shape?  How Do You Seal Granite Surfaces?  Exercising Caution with Granite  Why Choose Granite Surfaces for the Home?  Frequently Asked Questions ...

Cultured Marble vs. Granite: Choosing the Right Material

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Table of Contents What is Cultured Marble?  What is Granite?  Cultured Marble: Characteristics  Granite: Characteristics  How Much Does Each Option Cost?  Cultured Marble vs. Granite: Which is Better for the Home?    Both granite countertops and marble countertops are among the most desired on the market. Both natural stones hold significant appeal for various reasons. But there...

Kitchen Backsplash Ideas with White Cabinets: Best Ideas

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Table of Contents What Kitchen Backsplash Materials are Best for White Cabinets?  Marble  Granite  Travertine  Glass  Tile  Stainless Steel  What Types of Backsplashes Are There?    Backsplashes are an integral part of any kitchen design. Beyond their beauty, backsplashes play the important role of protecting the wall space behind your countertops. In the kitchen, this...

What is the Best Granite with Veins?

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Table of Contents What Are the Best Granite Countertops with Veins?  River White Granite  Delicatus White Granite  Giallo Renoir Granite  Peregrine Granite  Silver Paradiso Granite  Costa Esmeralda Granite  Juparana Exotica Super Granite  Giallo Ornamental Granite  Colombo Gold Granite  Van Gogh Granite  Fire Island Granite ...

How to Remove Scratches from Marble: Steps

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Table of Contents How Can You Remove Scratches from Marble?  Frequently Asked Questions    There are many great reasons to install marble surfaces in your home, whether that is a marble countertop, tabletop, marble floors or other surfaces. This natural stone is one of the most beautiful materials you can have in your home. However, one of the downsides to marble is that the stone can scratch easily. If this ha...

Quartz That Looks Like Carrara Marble: Finding the Best Options

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Table of Contents What is Quartz?  What Types of Quartz Look Like Carrara Marble?  Why Choose Quartz Countertops?  What Are Some Other Marble Lookalike Options?    Carrara marble is often recognized as one of the most beautiful natural stones in the world. The stone can be found in an aesthetically pleasing range of whites and grays and contains beautiful veining. The stone is highly desired by homeo...

Granite Pros and Cons

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Table of Contents What Are the Pros and Cons of Granite Countertops?  Pros of Granite  Cons of Granite  What Else Should You Know About Granite?  How Does the Cost of Granite Compare to Other Countertop Materials?  How Do You Re-Seal Granite?  How Do You Know Your Granite Needs to Be Re-Sealed?  Can You Install Granite Countertops on Your Own?    Natural ston...

What Are the Hardest Stones?

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Table of Contents What Are the Hardest and Softest Minerals on the Mohs Scale?  Where Do Stone Countertop Materials Rank on the Mohs Scale?  What Are the Best Countertop Choices for Hardness?    Countertops are often the centerpiece of many kitchens – and homes in general. Because this is the case, you will want to find a surface that looks nice and can withstand the daily wear and tear it will face. O...

Countertops for White Cabinets: Best Light, Neutral and Dark Options

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Table of Contents What Look Do You Want for Your Kitchen?  What Materials Can You Use for Kitchen Countertops?  What Are the Best Light Countertops for White Cabinetry?  What Are the Best Neutral Colored Countertops for White Cabinetry?  What Are the Best Dark Countertops for White Cabinetry?    White cabinets are among the most common choices for kitchen cabinetry. Whether you are looking fo...