What is the best marble for my home?

What is the Best Marble for my Home?

Marble is a popular natural stone for creating beautiful countertops. Choosing the right shade can be difficult as they look different once installed. This article will help you decide based on location and find the best marble for your home.
If you would rather consult with a stone restoration professional, feel free to give us a call and we will be more than happy to assist you.

What is marble?

Marble is a type of rock that occurs in many varieties and colors. It has been used as a building material since Ancient Rome, and there are many different types. 

Marble is the name given to the beige-colored limestone that was used for both floors and walls of buildings, giving them a distinctive "travertine" look. It's also used as a sculptural medium and can be dyed or painted to create other colors and designs. 

Marbles vary in color from white, gray, pink, green, red, brown and black. It can also be patterned with swirls, veins and stripes.
At its core, marble is a natural metamorphic rock made up of recrystallized carbonate minerals. 

It's formed when limestone and dolomite (both types of sedimentary rocks) are subjected to heat and pressure deep in the Earth over time.

 "Marble is limestone that has been subjected to heat and pressure, which causes recrystallization along existing planes of weakness in the rock. As a result, marble typically contains more interlocking crystals than limestone."

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Marble's Uses

Marble's uses have changed over time, with some marbles being more durable and used for outdoors. In the past, they were primarily found in churches and gallery halls. 

Today, marble is seen most commonly in residential settings, especially light marble. It is often used for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as in floors or exterior walls of houses.

In addition to its many aesthetic features, marble is considered a very durable building material due to its resistance to wear and tear from everything from acid rain to foot traffic.

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Where to find the perfect shade of marble for your home

In order to find the perfect marble for your home, you need to evaluate the needs of your space. For example, if you have a bathroom and kitchen that will be seeing a lot of wear and tear, than you should purchase a marble that is more durable and suited for those particular spaces. 

The marble can vary in color from light tan to dark brown and should be inspected carefully before purchase. Look for marbles that are straight-edged and don't contain any noticeable stains or chips.
Marbles come in all shapes and sizes so it's important to take into account the dimensions of the space as well as the weight of the piece desired. Some irregularly shaped stones may not be appropriate for certain rooms due to their size, so take measurements before making a decision.

In a more luxurious space, such as a living room or study, you have the option of using a stone with a unique pattern for an added sense of style.

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The most popular types of marble for residential homes are:

Calacatta Gold Marble: This is an elegant white and cream marble from Northern Italy. It has a unique, naturally occurring vein of gold throughout the stone.

Bianco Carrara Marble: This is a pure white marble from Italy with an equally high-quality vein system that runs through it, giving it texture and depth.

Black Galaxy Granite: Commonly known as the "midnight galaxy," this stone is a rich mix of black, gray and silver that has been used in many luxury homes.

Calacatta Nuvo Marble: This marble from Italy is a blend of white and beige with a greenish cast, giving it an elegant look.

Carrara White Statuario Marble: This is a pure white marble from Italy, and it's considered the best in the world.

Calacatta Gold Bianco Marble
: It has a combination of gold veins and gray bodies with an overall light gray color.

Whether you choose to purchase a dark or light colored marble for your home, be sure that the stone is of the highest quality.

How to install a new countertop made from natural stone like marble

1. Place a protective sheet of paper on the surface of the countertop you would like to install your new stone countertops on. This prevents damage to the surface and ensures that your new countertop stays secure.

2. Apply some silicone sealant around the edges of your installation area. The silicone will act as an adhesive to keep the new material secured in place once it is installed, as well as provide some added protection for your current cabinets or table top.

3. Place your new countertops securely on top of the prepped installation area, taking care not to wrinkle the material or push it out of place with any uneven pressure during set up.
4. Use a razor knife or electric saw to cut the new countertops to the correct dimensions, as needed.

5. Apply a coat of sealant to the surface of your new marble countertops with a lambswool applicator or lint-free cloth. This step is important because it prevents liquids from penetrating into the material and causing damage down the line.

6. Allow the sealant to dry for an hour before using your new countertops.

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Cost & Durability of Marble Countertops 

The cost and durability of installing a new countertop in your home with natural stone materials, such as marble varies greatly depending on the material chosen. 

Quarry tile is often one of the cheapest options because it is made from cement and water only. 

This is good for saving money if you are on a budget but it also means that it will need to be replaced more frequently. 
On the other hand, Marble is typically one of the most expensive options because is it made from minerals pulled from deep within Earth’s crust. 

While this does mean that it will last for an extended period of time, many people find they are not ready to make the investment.

Why you should choose Marble over other options like Granite or Quartz

The main reason you should choose marble over other options like granite or quartz is because marble is known for its strength and durability. 

Marble is heavy enough not to be easily broken by accidents around the kitchen, like someone accidentally dropping a plate on it, but it also has lighter parts of stone mixed in with the white that makes it look elegant.
This material can be expensive depending on what style you're looking for, but it's one of the best choices if you're worried about ruining your countertop because of accidents.

Maintaining new countertops for longevity

The best way to clean marble is by using a damp cloth and wiping in one direction to avoid marking the stone. Use only mild soaps or detergents. 

The best way to maintain marble countertops is to never use abrasive cleaners or scratchy materials on them, which will only damage the stone.
When it comes to the amount of maintenance marble counters need, the less you have to clean them, the better. Marble is a porous material that will naturally absorb spills and stains if not cleaned up in time, so always be prepared for a little bit of a mess after meals in your kitchen. 

You should never let acids or alcohol sit on your marble for too long, because it can etch and damage the stone.
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Final Thoughts on what is the best marble for my home

Marble is a beautiful stone that can be used for many different options, but it also has certain pros and cons. One of the biggest benefits marble offers over other countertop materials like granite or quartz is its durability. 

Marble will not break easily if dropped on by accident-especially because there are lighter colors mixed in with white to make it more elegant looking than some other stones. However, this material comes at an expensive price point depending on what style you want.

 The best way to clean your new marble counters after installation is using water and wiping them down one direction so they don't get stained or damaged easily from rubbing against anything abrasive (which you should never use). 
When maintaining these counters, always stay away from alcohols or acids which can etch and damage the stone.

Marble is a perfect solution if you're looking for a durable countertop material that can withstand most household accidents like getting dropped onto or having something spilled on it.

Further Reading: Marble Cleaning and Polishing Tips and Tricks

Discover the latest tips and tricks for marble cleaning and polishing, as well as other stone surfaces, by checking out the posts below. Our expert advice will help you maintain the beauty and durability of your stone surfaces for years to come. Whether you need to remove stains, prevent damage, or protect your surfaces from wear and tear, we have got you covered. Browse our posts now and discover practical solutions for all your marble cleaning and polishing needs, and more.

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