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Selecting a Granite Kitchen CountertopJanuary 2, 2022
Marble also known as natural stone. Although many people automatically think of creamy, white stone when they think of marble. Because acid etching leaves a whitish mark, it is much more noticeable on colored marble than on white marble. We put a thousand caveats on any dark marble or nonwhite marble being used for kitchen countertops, but it’s a personal choice.
Today's homeowner has so many choices for their kitchen tops that it makes it so hard to choose. Choices of countertop materials can be Marble,Granite or Quartz amoung the others. Marble is a natural material with great variety, depending on which species you select and how it’s cut. It creates a really lovely natural pattern, which you don’t get with a lot of artificial materials.
Some of our customer from Leesburg VA chose Marble in white color for her Kitchen Countertop. They prefer to work with Discover Granite & Marble for their contemporary Kitchen Project. Now They are having special time with their dream Kitchen Countertop.
Marble Kitchen Countertops
When it comes to selecting kitchen countertops, classic white marble remains the top choice for many homeowners. It’s no surprise that marble countertops are so popular—the material has been attracting fans for millennia. It’s a natural material with great variety, depending on which species you select and how it’s cut. It creates a really lovely natural pattern, which you don’t get with a lot of artificial materials. You won’t find anything as white in nature as white marble. You just don’t get that color and kind of figuring in any other type of natural stone.
But it’s not a perfect product. While good-quality marbles, such as the world-famous products from Carrara, Italy, are dense and relatively nonporous—which makes them durable and stain-resistant—they also have weaknesses. A nonfoliated metamorphic rock, marble is generally composed of calcium carbonate (the same ingredient used in antacids such as Tums) or magnesium carbonate, which react to acids. An acidic kitchen liquid like lemon juice or vinegar will etch marble, leaving a dull, whitish mark where it has slightly eaten away the surface, even after the marble has been sealed. But as long as you choose carefully, know what to expect, and care for white marble countertops, they can be a beautiful, functional choice for your kitchen design that lasts a lifetime.
Types of Marble
Although many people automatically think of creamy, white stone when they think of marble. Because acid etching leaves a whitish mark, it is much more noticeable on colored marble than on white marble. We put a thousand caveats on any dark marble or nonwhite marble being used for kitchen countertops, but it’s a personal choice. While classic Italian white marbles like Calacatta and Statuario are generally excellent quality and a great kitchen idea that equally high-quality marbles are available closer to home.
How to Select Marble Slabs
Every stone slab is slightly different, so it’s ideal to select the exact pieces of stone that will be used for your countertops. There’s an art to marble—selecting the slabs and understanding where the veining is going to be located on the countertop. You want to artfully place the markings so that it’s almost like a painting. At the same time, it’s important to consider how different pieces come together. The longer the piece you can get without any seams, the better, If you do have seams, it’s always nice to book-match the marble, so adjacent pieces have a mirrored appearance.
Discover Granite & Marble invites all our customers to come right into our showroom and warehouse in Manassas and Charlottesville VA to select the perfect marble slab for their Bathroom or Kitchen Countertops. You can see up close the dozens of Marble colors available among the hundreds we have in stock.
Discover Granite is the one stop destination providing quality material and a many of options regarding color and patterns of Marble, Granite and Quartz Countertops. Its excellent services have made it the best natural and engineered stone countertops fabricator in Virginia over 40 years