For many, marble is the epitome of classiness. It’s been around for centuries, and it’s a natural stone that is well-loved across the nation and the world.
Since marble is a natural stone created by the earth, your slab will be unlike any other. It’s like having your very own piece of art.
Marble is a soft and porous stone, which means it needs to be sealed in order to maintain its integrity. Without proper sealant, marble is vulnerable to stains and etching—but with sealant, it holds strong against such damage.
Much like other natural stones, marble is tough on heat. It is unlikely to scorch should you set a hot pan on its surface, but to stay on the safe side, we recommend using tools like hot pads or trivets in the kitchen.
To keep your marble free of etches, avoid acidic substances like citrus, red wine, and vinegar on its surface. It’s also key to avoid acidic cleaners because these will do more harm to your stone than good.
Always use a cutting board and clean up spills right away to prevent staining your marble stone countertop.
As long as you keep up your sealing routine, marble is a durable stone. With sealant, marble holds strong against liquid damage and can last in your home for over a hundred years.
It is possible for marble countertops to chip, though, which is something to look out for. Chips can occur near the edges and corners, but they can be easily repaired by professionals.
Scores of people love using marble for their indoor kitchens, but these countertops work well in outdoor kitchens as well—you just have to know what you’re in for. Since rain and other weather elements give marble a naturally aged look, it can give your backyard a rustic vibe, and this is favorable to many of our customers.
At WS Granite Tops, we are huge proponents of marble and all that it can bring to your home. To learn more about this unique and sophisticated stone, contact us today for a consultation.