Homeowners and first-time natural stone buyers that stop into Spazio present us with the age-old question time and time again, “is marble OK to use on my kitchen countertops?” Everyone loves the classic look of natural marble, but all the maintenance and upkeep can seem scary at first glance. The pros and cons of using marble in the kitchen are often confused and misinterpreted, therefore our team is here to provide the facts you need before making this big decision.

Marble is Timeless 

Natural stone can be closely compared to a fine wine; stone ages with grace and never loses its value or beauty. Man-made materials such as porcelain and quartz can replicate the organic vein patterns and colors of marble; however, natural marble is always completely unique and each slab is different in its own way. The story that every slab tells after being created within the Earth after thousands of years is something that always attracts people to natural stone.

Caring for marble is easier than you think

Here’s the truth: marble is a naturally softer stone when compared to granite or quartzite. So it is more susceptible to staining, scratching and acid etching through daily use. Seems scary, but don’t let those words stray you away from choosing the kitchen countertops of your dreams! If this is a concern, there are simple ways to work around to prevent this from happening to your stone:

1.     Consider honing your marble. Since a honed surface is already matte, etching will be camouflaged! Honed surfaces are actually becoming more and more popular, as they make for a smooth and modern look. They can also be much more kitchen-friendly!

2.     Have your countertops sealed regularly. There are many different types of sealers out there, and a professional fabricator can easily assist with adding this top coat of armor to your marble. Consider it scheduled maintenance to keep your kitchen in tip-top shape!

Your very own marble tells a story

It is not always a requirement to protect the integrity of your marble countertops with your life! Many homeowners and marble enthusiasts adore the look of weathered stone, as it adds an element of uniqueness and character. Picturing lightly scratched or etched marble surfaces may leave a bad taste in your mouth at first, but countertops that sport subtle wear have an appeal all their own. Marble is something we like to call a “living surface”, and much like a perfectly broken-in sweater or a finely antiqued piece of furniture, this is one look that can only be attained through years of use.

Marble is obtainable and relatively affordable

The convenient thing about marble is that it comes in a variety of price ranges and can be suitable for any budget. Marble can be found in every state, every country, all over the world. While some rare families of marble sell at a higher price, there are more common types that still provide the same iconic aesthetic we all know and love, at an affordable price. Some marbles are even more affordable than man-made materials!

So, marble in the kitchen? It’s 100% okay. Stop by one of our showrooms and ask for one of our team members to show you our stunning marble selection. Bur first,

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