Since ancient times, marble’s been used to construct iconic buildings around the world. The Taj Mahal, Great Pyramids, and the Washington Monument are all constructed of marble. These days, marble is a highly sought-after material when it comes to kitchen countertops. Here are a few reasons you may want to consider it as well.
Marble adds a touch of elegance to any kitchen or bathroom. If you’re looking to upgrade and would like a more luxurious feel, you can’t go wrong with marble countertops. The fact that marble is such a desirable material will give you a definite edge whenever it’s time to sell your home, as well.
Goes with Any Decor
Just because marble is a lavish material doesn’t mean it is only for high-end kitchens. In fact, marble’s natural beauty makes it a perfect choice for farmhouse, rustic, and modern spaces alike. Since marble comes in an array of hues, you’ll easily find slabs that perfectly complement your color scheme.
Each Marble Slab is Unique
Marble is limestone that has been placed under a significant amount of pressure for a long time. The amount of pressure the stone is under, as well as where it comes from will all affect the look of your stone. Marble is often white, but can also be found in shades of gray, blue, black, or even pink. Some marble even contains visible veins or other “imperfections”, which only add to its aesthetics.
It Becomes Even More Beautiful as it Ages
The stone’s natural oxidation will cause it to develop a warm undertone as the marble ages. Accordingly, it will develop an amazing patina that will only add to its beauty. But don’t worry-the metamorphosis of marble happens very slowly, meaning you won’t experience shock over a sudden change in appearance.
It Reflects Light Easily
Marble (especially white or light-colored stone) reflects light nicely. As such, it’s perfect for making small spaces appear larger. But it could also be ideal if your kitchen lacks natural light. And light reflecting off of a marble countertop would perfectly highlight a darker-colored backsplash or accent wall.
An Excellent Choice for Outdoor Kitchens
Since it is a highly-durable material, marble is an excellent choice for outdoor kitchens. A honed marble finish will allow your countertop to easily withstand the elements, while also maintaining its aesthetic beauty. And it’s very heat resistant too, which means you won’t have to worry about damage due to fluctuations in temperature.
Sealing Will Help Protect It
If you’re worried about stains or etching, a high-quality sealant can put your fears to rest. Sealer is typically added at installation and only needs to be reapplied every few years to keep your marble countertop in great shape. Many homeowners reseal their countertops, but we’re always available if you’d rather not tackle this project yourself.
Sealing Makes it Easy to Clean
After sealing, marble is fairly easy to keep clean. Just wipe up spills with a soft cloth, warm water, and mild detergent. Avoid using harsh or abrasive chemicals, as they might damage the protective sealant. For best results, you should always tend to spills as quickly as possible, preferably as soon as you are done preparing food.
Helping You Choose the Right Marble Countertop
Are you convinced that marble is the right choice for your next kitchen countertop? If so, we’d love to help you choose precisely the right specimen for your decor and lifestyle. Please contact us here at Aphrodite to see samples and learn more about marble's unique benefits.