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Why Marble Countertops?

 

The appreciation of the beauty of marble has been in evidence for centuries. From treasured marble sculptures to marble countertops, this material is one of the most prized for artisans and artists alike. Marble has lasted through the ages and has been associated with fine art, higher culture and as a lasting material. At Marble and Granite, Inc., we are pleased to include this in our inventory.   

Each marble has its own characteristic. Green marbles tend to be much harder and lacking pores; whereas the white is softer. But even amongst the whites, characteristics can be different, so each is truly unique. And though granite has its own rightful place, having been used a lot in the past fifty years, marble is the one that has stood the test of time. It is softer on the eyes, and even though it is stone, it is soft to the touch. It requires a more skilled craftsman to work with marble over granite, as it is a more delicate type of stone. Marble and Granite, Inc., can help you find yours.

Marble countertops are ideal for those who love to bake. It is a perfect surface on which to roll out dough for pastries or bread. Plus, it is resistant to scorching from hot items placed on the surface. However, because it is soft and porous, scratches and stains may occur rather easily. This is where maintenance makes all the difference. When cleaning, use a damp cloth that has a neutral pH and is specifically designed for sensitive stone. Use nothing that is abrasive - this will scratch and dimple the surface. Refrain from cutting acidic fruits on it, such as tomatoes, lemons, oranges and the like, or anything with vinegar. Follow the directions of the manufacturer and reseal the marble countertops on a specific timeline.

Marble countertops require specific care. However, properly maintained surfaces will only become more beautiful. Often during visits, folks end up in the kitchen for a cup of coffee or a snack. Marble lends a distinctive and rich character to the setting.

Marble countertop
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At Marble and Granite, Inc., we are constantly searching for only the best materials. Since marble countertops are so long lasting, we feel it necessary to make sure you will appreciate yours just as much decades later. Contact us for any questions you have concerning marble, renovation, installation and making your projects complete in the shortest time possible.

Comments

Honestly I wish every fabricator would read this article. I can't tell you how many shops I talk to that will purposely steer their clients away from Marble in a kitchen.  
My opinion, this is due to lack of knowledge of how marble reacts and how to explain that to the clients. They feel as if the clients will come back to them and complain after project has been installed and want it repaired or replaced.
Posted @ Friday, January 25, 2013 9:44 PM by Troy
Like marble, Irish Limestone sets a kitchen design apart from one using granite. It is warmer and has a more classic appearance: less veining and more fossil. Our friends in Europe have known the glories of "the Irish" for many years.
Posted @ Saturday, January 26, 2013 8:07 PM by Robert Spencer
I agree with Troy. At least once a week we receive a call from a customer who wants the look of marble but thinks they can never have it in a kitchen application. Usually they have been misled by somebody into thinking marble is a poor option. We love marble! While it does require more care and preventative mantainence than some other stones, it is a stunning option in almost any home. The key is educating customers and then let them make an informed decision.
Posted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:54 AM by Tom Hoffrage, Owner
Hi All, Regarding the comments about helping sell the use of marble for kitchen countertops (and we do quite a bit for outside kitchens, as well) we use Dry Treat's Vitremella Sealer, for acid sensitive countertops. www.drytreat.com.  
Posted @ Monday, March 18, 2013 10:54 AM by Linda Chiarelli
I agree with the post and the comments. You need to educate your clients. Even if i didn't get the job, they learned something that they didn't know.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:18 AM by Peter
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on marble. Just yesterday I was at a granite warehouse with my in-laws helping them pick countertops for their new home, and also perusing the choices for my future kitchen remodel, and marble is definitely my favorite of all the choices.
Posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:41 AM by Granite countertops
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