Marble Slabs for GTA Homes
Marble countertops are beautiful,
striking, and impressive. An elegant marble countertop can give your kitchen a
feeling of luxury and add great beauty to your living space. However, as you
research marble countertops, you’ll find many articles that discuss the
disadvantages of this natural stone. In this article we’ll examine some of
these claims and attempt to assess their veracity.
Marble Myths and FAQs
scratches easily. It’s true that marble is softer than other
types of countertop materials. Marble is formed when limestone is subjected to
heat and pressure, and limestone is a soft stone. Many marble aficionados
consider the occasional scratch a natural part of the character of the
countertop. If you are concerned about scratches, you can opt for a honed
finish, which keeps scratches from showing.
stains easily. Because marble is slightly porous, some
etching may develop if acidic foods such as wine, orange juice, or tomatoes are
allowed to remain on the surface for too long. However, many marble lovers
welcome the look of a natural patina that will develop over time. Frequent
resealing of the countertop will help to prevent staining.
is difficult to care for. Marble does need to be resealed
more often than other natural stone countertops, but really, resealing is a
simple job. Clean the surface, apply sealant, let it sit for about fifteen
minutes, and then wipe it off. You can tell if your surface needs resealing by
sprinkling a few drops of water on the counter. If it beads, your seal is fine.
If it spreads or soaks in, it’s time to reapply the sealant.
isn’t heat resistant. Many countertop materials are not
heat resistant. Worst case scenario: you’ll have to use a trivet before setting
down hot pots and pans.
is expensive. Marble is the high-end countertop material,
so it is more expensive than other materials. Of course, it can be argued that
marble is also more beautiful and adds more value to your home than any other
Is a Marble Countertop for You?
Every type of countertop material
has advantages and disadvantages. Stainless steel is heat resistant, but it
shows smudges and fingerprints. Laminate is inexpensive, but it doesn’t add
much value to your home. Tiles are attractive, but they make for an uneven
working surface. Ultimately, the answer to the question of whether marble is
the right countertop for you depends on your preference and your lifestyle. If
you love the beauty of natural marble, you will probably not be happy with a
concrete or synthetic countertop. On the other hand, if you can’t stand the
idea of a countertop that acquires patina from use, marble may not be your best
choice. If you want the feeling of luxury that marble creates, nothing else
will do! But if the idea of regular resealing and being vigilant about wiping
up spills irritates you, you should investigate other options.
Visit a GTA stone importer to
learn more about marble and to see the wide variety of natural stone products
available for your home.