Marble is a timeless and classic choice for any kitchen worktop and one which, if cared for correctly, will perform well for decades. It is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, and is found abundantly across the world, in various hues, shades, patterns and textures, making it a versatile stone to work with. Marble worktops are generally higher maintenance than their granite or quartz counterparts as marble is a porous natural stone, so you will need to take greater care as they are more prone to staining than something like granite.
Marble’s visual appearance, however, is perhaps its biggest selling point.
The smooth finish of marble, along with its range of colours and patterns, makes it suitable for a wide range of styles and tastes. It’s also an effortless way to add a touch of glamour and class to a room. Colour distinctions arise in marble as a result of mineral impurities of the stone and dramatic veining is an appealing and distinctive feature of marble. Carrara marble is one of the best-known and most popular marbles in the world, and was used by Michelangelo to create his famous sculptures. It is best to use marble-specific cleaning products for routine cleaning of your marble worktops or simply warm water and a soft cloth. You'll also want to seal your marble annually with a water-based sealer made specifically for use on marble.
Benefits of Marble
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Why choose a marble worktop?
Marble worktops are not ideal for very busy kitchens and you have to be careful about putting hot pots and pans straight from the cooker on to the surface. It’s all about the looks!
So, if you love the look of marble and are happy to put in some effort to maintain and care for it, it could still be the finish for you. Marble is, however, perfect for bathrooms and can transform an ordinary space into something spectacular.