Marble stone is formed from limestone, super-heated to form its unique crystalline structure. Marble counter top surfaces are timeless with their classic beauty and elegance, still one of the top choices for many homeowners today.
But, Marble is not a perfect product.
Marble Pros and Cons
- Marble can take the heat in the kitchen. It stands up well and has become very popular for fireplace surrounds.
- Good-quality marbles, such as the world-famous products from Carrara, Italy are more durable and stain-resistant. However, they also have weaknesses.
- Marble is softer and more porous than the nearly indestructible granite, so it can scratch and stain in a way that granite usually won't. In the kitchen, sharp or heavy items may chip or crack the marble.
- Marble is more porous than granite, so it absorbs liquids more easily. Oil, wine, juice and other spills penetrate the stone quickly, and they are hard, if not impossible, to get out.
- Marble is sealed when installed and should be again every few years.
However, If you choose carefully and know what to expect. Marble countertops offer beauty and longevity when they are treated with the care required.
Calacatta Gold Premium
Carrara White C/D
Carrara White Premium
China Black w/Vein
Crema Marfil Classic
Crema Marfil Premium
Crema Marfil Select
Mont Clair Danby
New Emperador Dark
Rain Forest Green
Turkish Carrara White