Monday, April 5, 2010

Marble Countertops

White marble countertops are all the rage in kitchen can't argue that it's absolutely beautiful, but there are some things that you should know before installing marble in your home.

Marble is a natural stone, made of mostly calcite. It will come with care and maintenance as most natural stones do, but it is a bit softer than some stones such as granite. It stains and scratches easily if exposed to acid, liquid or oil. There are some great sealers out there though if you are willing to keep up the care.

If you are a bit hard on your kitchen, but love the look of this beautiful stone, you may consider using it on your island and pairing it with a more durable material on the surrounding countertops (next to your stove and sink). I suggest using engineered stone that is composed of 93% quartz particles, such as Caesarstone. If you still want this "light" look, quartz countertops will take a beating!

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