Who likes the clean, sleek and regal look of marble?
Practically everyone, right?
Marble’s traditional appearance of a white base with veins of greys has been a highly desired look for centuries, and it’s not hard to see why.
The combination of colors and minimal movement creates a look of peaceful elegance that can truly bolster your home’s style, but you may be asking yourself: “are marble countertops right for me?”
And it’s a completely reasonable question to ask. In the home remodeling industry, the homeowner being in control and being 100% satisfied and excited about those modifications is the number one priority.
Marble has been used as a building material for centuries! It’s regal and majestic appearance is truly unique to the material, giving any project a boost in value and overall appearance.
Marble also comes in a variety of different colors. While most tend to think of marble in its most traditional form of being white, there are plenty of different color ways that it can come in. For example, we have a Forest Brown Marble that is perhaps the farthest thing from what a stereotypical piece of marble looks like.
That’s right, just like granite or quartzite, marble countertops are able to withstand heat with ease – making it a great option for kitchen projects.
Pro Tip: Keep in mind that it is resistant and not proof: you’ll still want to take precautionary measures like using hot-pads to ensure your marble stays in good condition.
So marble has a unique look that also provides good durability, but what are the downsides?
While marble is definitely an option for countertop materials, the porous nature and vulnerability to scratching seem to be the bigger concerns.
Marble is known to be more porous than granite, so it will absorb liquids at a faster rate causing potential headaches with maintenance and upkeep of your stone countertops.
Pro Tip: Like any countertop material, misuse or lack of maintenance can lead to issues like cracking, chipping or staining. The “vulnerability” to these issues is in complete control of the homeowner, so with proper and responsible care the issues or downsides of marble can be easily avoided!
To quickly summarize what we’ve covered: Marble countertops provide an elegant beauty that cannot be mimicked by any other stone, it is highly resistive to things like heat – making it a perfect option for kitchen projects – but will be less resistant to absorbing liquids and chipping from impacts.
There is a vast amount of information on marble countertops, so if you have any questions comment below! A brochure from our sidebar can also bolster your knowledge of the different materials available to you, so if you’d like you can download one whenever you please.