What Are Marble Countertops?

Marble is a metamorphic rock containing a high concentration of dolomite or calcite. Variation in color and veining are based on the other minerals contained in the stone. Marble exudes a classic and elegant style that is embraced by designers and clients alike. This timeless stone has a reputation for its beauty and versatility in design. Marble does require a little more tender love and care as it can stain, scratch, and etch more easily. Although it is a more delicate material do keep in mind that the Romans and Greeks adored their public buildings and roads with Marble. It is a material that has proven it can stand up to the test of time.

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Characteristics of Marble Countertops

  • Strength – Marble has a hardness of 3-5 on the Mohs scale, which is a bit softer than Granite Countertops, which comes in at a 6-7.
  • Maintenance – Marble countertops can be a beautiful addition to a home when properly sealed and cared for. Frequent sealing and routine cleaning with mild dish soap and water is necessary. Do not use harsh or acidic chemicals on marble surfaces. Practice caution during everyday activities. Marble is susceptible to damage from the heat, cutting, staining, and acid foods or products.
  • Appearance – Designers and clients obsess over marble because of its versatility in design. It is easily recognizable by its beautiful variations and veining that dance throughout the stone.
  • Price – Pricing tends to vary depending on the requested marble. This price range is based on the clarity, pattern, color, type of marble, supply and demand. Our in-house marbles are an incredible value.

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