Marble Kitchen Countertops
The sheer beauty of some Marble can be breathtaking. From Carrara Marble to Crema Marfil there are hundreds of different types of Marble to choose from. While marble is certainly a beautiful natural stone, the question is.. should you use it as a kitchen countertop?
Can you use marble for kitchen countertops?
The simple answer is yes! but you must look after it! Marble is the top choice for kitchen worktops for many homeowners because of its beauty and durability, however, it isn’t perfect! Depending on what marble you go for, some are more dense than others, while others can be very porous. Marble is generally composed of calcium carbonate, which can react badly to acids, like lemon juice or vinegar, which can leave an etching mark on the surface or your marble kitchen countertop.
How to take care of a marble kitchen countertop?
Ensure your marble kitchen countertop is well sealed with a penetrating sealer like “lithofin stain-stop“, this will stop most stains from penetrating deep into the marble. Some, if not most, acids will still etch the surface, but these can be easily dealt with some fine wirewool and some polish, however, this will only be possible if the marble has a honed finished, rather than a polished finish. If the marble has a high gloss on it from either a polish or some kind of acrylic, you will need to get a marble specialist to help you, as the surface will probably need to be sanded back with diamond abrasives.
Are marble kitchen countertops a good idea?
As usual, the answer to a question like this is, it depends! Are you looking for zero maintenance with a surface that hardly ever stains? Marble probably isnt the right stone for you! I’d suggest you go for something a lot denser like granite. However, if what you want is a beautiful stone that will make your kitchen look beautiful, there are few stones as beautiful as marble. This is why Marble is so popular with kitchen countertops because they really do make the whole kitchen look fantastic.
How much do marble kitchen countertops cost?
We get asked how much marble kitchen counters cost quite a lot. We do not personally install marble kitchen countertops ourselves but have asked around to give you an idea of cost. Generally, you would be looking at around £320 per square meter for marble. Granite can be anywhere between £270-£450 for high end granite, and quartz tends to be even more expensive at about £475 per square meter on average.
Why do marble kitchen countertops stain so easily?
Marble is a beautiful countertop material that has been used for centuries. It’s so popular because it’s glossy, durable and resistant to staining. Well, that’s what we are always told! Unfortunately, that´s not quite true! Marble countertops can certainly stain if you are not careful!
Marble is a beautiful and luxurious stone, but it’s not impervious to stains and spots. In fact, marble countertops are notorious for being prone to staining. The reason that marble countertops are so stain-prone is because of the porous nature of the material. Marble has microscopic pores in its surface which means any liquid spilled on it can penetrate deep into the stone itself, causing lasting damage. To avoid these problems, homeowners should take precautions when dealing with spills or accidents like setting up an area designated only for food preparation as well as making sure they don’t place hot items directly onto their surfaces.
Marble is a beautiful natural stone with a rich history. It comes in all different colors, and it’s durable enough to last for centuries. Unfortunately, marble countertops are also quite porous, which means that they stain easily and cleaning them takes more effort than other countertop materials. Marble is made up of many minerals including calcite, dolomite, magnesium carbonate and iron oxide (which gives the stone its red color). These minerals react with acids found in everyday products like lemon juice or wine – sometimes even just vinegar! Cleaning these stains can be difficult because the pores often fill up again quickly after being scrubbed clean.
Is your marble kitchen countertop looking dull and stained?
If you’re looking for a company that specializes in restoring marble surfaces, look no further than Marble Renovation. We have over 35 years of experience in the industry and are dedicated to providing our customers with quality workmanship. We know how important it is to keep your home’s beautiful marble surfaces clean and polished.
You’ll be happy knowing that we can restore the beauty of your kitchen countertops without damaging them or making any permanent changes to their appearance. And don’t worry about us using harsh chemicals because we only use eco-friendly products! Our goal is to provide you with a service that will last for many years so you can enjoy your beautiful home again.
Call today on 07725752669 for more information on what we can do for you!