Marble Countertops

Everything you need to know if you are considering marble countertops for your home.

Quality Marble Countertops

Are you searching for an addition that will add superior elegance to your kitchen and/or bathroom? Few other additions have the visual impact of marble countertops. This beautiful stone is mainly thought of for countertops in the kitchen and bathroom, but marble can add to any decor in virtually every room of a house. Here are some thoughts and factors to keep in mind while searching for the perfect slab of marble.

What is Marble

Marble is simply a type of rock, however, this beautiful rock was formed over immense time and heat through the process of metamorphosis. Starting with its original composition of usually limestone, add intense pressure and heat on that base material re-crystallization occurs.

Marble varies in a large array of colors, the color and flow of the stone depends on the minerals in the mix. The minerals that result from impurities give marble a wide variety of colors. The purest calcite marble is white. Marble containing hematite has a reddish color. Marble that has limonite is yellow, and marble with serpentine is green. Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of very pure limestones. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.

Why Choose Marble

Marble countertops can be a prized possession. It is amazing at resisting heat and known for its outstanding patterns. Marble requires some maintenance to secure its beauty and feel for the life of the install. Particularly, marble must be sealed properly after installation and re-sealed every two to three years. This will ensure that staining will not occur. Also, any spill should be cleaned immediately, especially ones involving acidic liquids.

Function – Marble is a softer stone than other countertop options. This can be a drawback in heavily used kitchen or bath areas. Because it is more easily scratched and etching can occur if acidic food spills are not cleaned quickly, careful consideration should be given on where and how the marble countertop will be used. Many people like the natural ageing or “patina” of marble and consider it a design advantage. Also, if wear is a concern, you can opt for a honed finish instead of polished which will help hide scratches or etching.

Aesthetics – Marble is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful stones you can use in your home. The whites in marble are brighter and more pure than any other natural stone and the patterns and swirls of color are unmatched anywhere else in nature. This gives marble a timeless look that can be used anywhere in the home to bring a subtle air of elegance to any room.

Variants of Marble

Premier Granite showrooms have a large selection of marble and our vast network of suppliers allow us to find the perfect stone for your project.

Hues – From the deepest black to the brightest white, marble will make your countertops the perfect backdrop for any kitchen or bathroom, traditional to contemporary. Shades of blue, green, dark black, pink, and yellow can create a marvelous centerpiece for any room.

Patterns – The unique identity of each slab of marble is truly stunning. Variations in the veins, swirls and flecks truly make each slab an exceptional one off piece. It is truly amazing to see some of the results.

Matching – Premier Granite knows that the variety of marble patterns and colors is numerous, so we take great care to keep slabs from one block together. We number each slab as they are removed from the bundle. Our expert design team will handle the process of matching for you once a color is selected.

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Premier Granite is happy to help with your questions about your countertop project. Our experienced staff offers no pressure guidance to help you choose the right material for your style and budget.

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