Marble Countertops​

Marble counters are simply timeless and have tremendous durability. In fact, to say that it is durable is an understatement. Marble has been used for centuries as both a countertop and flooring material. Marble is usually cheaper than many other stone countertop options, it brightens kitchens, it is easy to clean and it is great for baking.

Advantages Of Marble Countertops

Marble may be a pricier option than most counters, but it certainly comes with its fair share of benefits. For one, it has a beautiful, natural appearance that goes with any decor and remains stylish no matter how trends change.
Kneading and rolling dough are much easier activities on a shiny marble surface without residual stickiness.
Consumers who are unsure about marble for kitchen countertops will find that marble is a beautiful choice, but consumers need to understand that marble is supposed to etch and age naturally. For consumers who would like the countertops to stay looking perfect as the day they were installed should consider a quartz material that looks similar to a natural stone marble.

Disadvantages Of Marble Countertops

Of course, marble comes with a few drawbacks as well. The primary issue with marble for kitchen countertops is etching. Consumers often confuse this with staining and believe that if they seal the marble, it will not stain. Etching will happen with marble and there is no way to prevent this. Because of that, salespeople often try to talk consumers out of marble for kitchen countertops. Etching typically occurs through contact with acidic food or drinks, and obviously this is unavoidable if the marble is used for kitchen countertops. Etching is more visible on polished marble versus honed, but both are equally susceptible to the problem. In addition, scratching and chipping can also be a problem in kitchens, due to the use of knives and heavy pots and pans. For white marble, it’s extremely difficult to maintain a “like new” appearance without significant and professional maintenance.

Marble Countertop Maintenance

Marble counters age, but there are ways to decelerate that aging process. First and foremost, both types of marble finishes need to be treated similarly. They both will need regular re-sealing as both are very susceptible to etching. Using non-abrasive cleaners and hotpads for hot dishes will help keep staining and etching to a minimum.

If you really want to be careful, avoid setting glasses directly on the marble. Depending on your beverage, it could leave a ring. Also, wipe up acid spills immediately and wipe the surface with a wet cloth.

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We use the highest quality stone materials

We fabricate and install granite, marble, and manufactured stone (Quartz).


What we work with








LG Viatera

Meta Marble & Granite

MS International








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