Marble is a classic, versatile stone option that is sure to look stunning in every style of kitchen or bathroom decor. It’s an exceptional choice for homeowners that appreciate the distinct appeal of the gradual patina that develops over time. With such rich and uncommon shades that each feature a dramatic contrast of veining, it is easy to make any interior space feel positively elegant.
Marble Systems features an array of elegant neutrals like beige, bronze, brown, grey, white, and multicolor. Emphasizing that all engineered products carry the benefit of ranking a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, it is extremely versatile in any setting that requires damage and scratch resistance.
The Color Quartz Collection is engineered with a combination of gorgeous mineral pieces and an industrial grade binder for an extremely durable result. With resistance to household chemicals, bacteria, heat, scratches, and stains, it’s an ideal option for kitchen countertops. Click here to view or download Marble System Brochure
The gorgeous metamorphic stone originates in mountainous regions that feature natural conditions of heat and pressure that alter sediment. Every single slab is completely unique and complex because the mineral deposits create veins of pattern. It has a chemical composition of calcium carbonate, which is softer than granite, but more durable than soapstone.
Pros of Marble Countertops
Each piece of natural material features an individual aesthetic that is impossible to recreate. Marble Countertops are durable and heat resistant, so making a home feel more cozy is possible with the addition of a marble fireplace.
Cons of Marble Countertops
Some surface finishes require sealing at least once a year to avoid staining because it is impossible to repair once discoloration is absorbed. Since it is considered a soft stone, scratches and acid etching can easily accumulate and get out of control without proper care. Single slabs are difficult to restore without evidence of damage showing through the completely unique veining.
Popular Marble Colors
Black, white, and gray are the neutral shades that easily complement spaces that require a subtle, yet striking hue. Other colors include pink, green, or yellow with varying levels of irregular veining throughout each individual slab. White is by far the most popular choice because it matches every decor change and shows the least evidence of etching and other irregularities.
Most Common Marble Finishes
- Leather is the finish that is most beneficial in homes inhabited by large families that are likely to have the most frequent use. It is not reflective, but the soft sheen and textured surface naturally conceal imperfections.
- High-gloss polished finish displays the most detail, emphasizing the characteristics of the surface. It’s the least susceptible to absorbing spills because it is the least porous, but acidic fluids leave it susceptible to etching.
- Sanding the surface to create a matte or honed finish leave a smooth texture with the trade-off of less vibrant color. The process exposes the pores, leaving a major susceptibility to holding onto stains.