Marble Countertops Marble Countertops
Marble countertops are made from highly polished hard crystalline rock. Marble is a metamorphic rock formed by alterations of sedimentary rocks like limestone or dolomite.
Positives and negatives of marble countertops
- Marble comes in varying strengths. Some are as hard as granite or ceramic tile while other variations are as soft as marble and lend easily to scratches.
- Marble is available in nearly every color, from white to black. Because it is a limestone pressed by the earth into a hard rock, it is often colored irregularly by impurities. This also gives marble its elegant lines.
- Marble slabs are difficult to install as natural stone does is not easy to work with. A wet saw has to be bought or rented in order to cut marble.
- Marble is porous and absorbent and can easily soak up permanent stains.
Marble, as a material, is more susceptible to scratches and stains. This specific characteristic of the stone does not make it one of the most practical choices for kitchen countertops. Despite this fact, many people choose marble for their kitchen and bathroom countertops since the stone looks elegant and can uplift the overall décor of the room.
Installing marble countertops without professional help is not an easy job. However, installing tiled marble countertops is far easier and offers a convenient alternative to the hassle included in the self-installation of complete marble countertops.