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Affordable Quality Marble Countertops!
If you have ever looked in a kitchen magazine or watched a home show chances are you have seen stunning marble countertops featured in a elegant kitchen. It no surprise that marble is so sought after for a kitchen countertop material. It looks amazing, adds style, and seems to be a designers choice that never goes out of style.
But how much do you really know about marble countertops? Are they really a good countertop for your kitchen? Well, trust us when we say your not alone if you have many questions about getting a marble countertop. Below are the basics of marble countertops if you a thinking of getting one and have questions. Feel free to give us a call or stop in if you would like to find out more or see some styles. When it comes to marble countertops we are experts and we will give you the honest info you need to make the best decision.
Marble countertops are a type of natural “stone” countertop. They are cut from the ground, cut into large flat pieces called slabs, polished, shipped around the world, cut into countertop shapes, and finally installed in your kitchen. They are basically kind of “functional stone art”. But marble is not the same as other stone countertops like granite. Marble has specific properties that makes it get classified as marble. Generally marble have the following features:
Marble can be an excellent kitchen countertop if used and cared for properly. The key to all stone countertops is prevention. We seal all our countertops above industry standards and usually they are sealed once at the factory and a second time after installation. Our sealer is one of the best available and is rated for 10 years. However, the more you use and abuse your countertop the faster the sealer breaks down and we recommend to “re-seal marble” at least once a year. For some people marble countertops might not be the best choice if you are worried scratches or keeping it clean.
However, marble has been used for thousands of years and the look is priceless. If you really want marble to create a specific type of look than the little extra maintenance and care is always worth the trade off.