Discover a stunning range of marble countertops designed to bring modernity & practicality to your humble abode. We provide marble countertops in endless style options and colorways to appease your love for versatility. All the quality aspects that our granite countertops bring to you include:
Knowing the problems you are likely to encounter with marble and you still want it for your heavily used areas such as kitchen counters, you should choose a honed finish. Highly polished marble may look more striking, but it is also more likely to show the slightest scratch and stain, even fingerprints. You can avoid many problems with marble if you choose the right finish.
It is also very important to seal your marble surfaces with the right sealer in order to keep your maintenance to a minimum. Marble is porous, so it will absorb liquids like a sponge if it is not sealed. This is particularly true if you use it in the bathroom, where the air is constantly moist, and the kitchen, where food debris that get stuck in the pores can harbor bacterial growth, as well as mold and mildew.
To clean your sealed marble countertops, use mild dishwashing soap, warm water, and a soft cloth to clean it up. Make sure you try it thoroughly after. If you want to disinfect it, you can dilute some bleach in water and use that to wipe down your marble surfaces.
Marble is a rock, but it is a soft rock compared to other dimension stones (with the possible exception of limestone), and it is porous. When you have marble surfaces, make it a habit to wipe up any spills immediately, especially anything acidic or oily, because these will definitely etch and stain your marble anywhere the seal is not intact. These include coffee, tea, any type of citrus fruit juice, toothpaste, perfume, and cosmetics. Tap water also has minerals that can eventually stain marble,
Check out these other tips for preventing damage to your marble:
• Do not use anything abrasive on marble, unless you’re sculpting something on it
• Ammonia will discolor marble, so make sure it is not an ingredient in your cleaner
• Annually resealing is a good idea
• Use only a dry mop on marble floors
• Avoid putting anything pointed, hot, or heavy on it without padding
• Keep anything with metallic or sharp edges from coming in direct contact with the surface
You may be surprised to learn that despite being the material of choice for sculptors, marble slabs for kitchen countertops are actually not the most expensive. Marble countertop prices start from $60 a square foot for the most common marble available locally. Add in installation and other costs, and you can expect to pay upwards of $100 per square foot. The prices go up when you choose rare or imported marble stones, some going for as much as $300 per square foot, not including installation.
If that last fact makes you sad, don’t worry. Even the most common marble colors and patterns are beautiful enough to make any room look much better, so you don’t really have to go out on a limb to get exotic stones if your budget is limited. Keep in mind the overall look of your kitchen and choose the marble that will blend in nicely with it.
Marble is hands-down the most attractive dimensions stone for the home. However, you should keep in mind that it is not always the best choice for certain situations. If you lead a busy life and have no time to go the extra mile for your marble surfaces, then choose it only for areas you don’t use on a daily basis.
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