Countertops

Marble


MARBLE is formed from the re-crystallization of limestone under intense pressure and high temperatures within the Earth. During this process, other minerals are introduced into the structure, which produce the beautiful colors and veining that characterize marble. Its color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded.

Marble used for countertops have either a polished or silk finish and provide a cool, sophisticated ambiance to any kitchen. Due to the natural characteristics of these stones, marble countertops require some special care and maintenance. Your marble countertop will be sealed after installation and a sealer should be applied at least semi-annually. With marble, there is always a possibility of scratching and staining, as the stone is not as hard as a granite surface. Polished marble is especially susceptible to acids and any spills should be immediately cleaned up. Should a stain occur, it can usually be removed with a stain-removing poultice. Marble should be cared for as you would a fine wood finish. Using coasters, and cleaning up spills immediately, will help preserve its beauty. After regular use, your marble countertop will develop its own unique patina and personality.