The Truth Behind Marble Countertops for Kitchens

The Truth Behind Marble Countertops for Kitchens

August 28, 2012

A common misconception is that marble does not belong in the kitchen, and that it is better suited for bathrooms or other low-traffic areas. However, we'd like to clear up this delusion. While it is important to know that marble requires slightly more care to keep it from staining or scratching, marble can provide long lasting beauty and durability in the kitchen as long as it is installed and maintained properly. 

While some fabricators may blame the fact that they cannot offer marble on the material itself, more times than not it is actually because they do not have the capacity to handle this material. Marble is not the easiest stone to work with, hence to handle and fabricate marble requires experience and expertise. 

The fabrication of marble is a very precise process. It is often done through a wet sawing or waterjet cutting process, which requires special machinery and techniques. Similarly, the installation of marble requires specific skills and tools in order to ensure that the marble will look and perform to its potential. 

To guarantee a high quality installation job, we recommend going over a check list with your fabricator before they even begin the project. HomeWyse has a fantastic quality check list that you can find online that takes you through all the specs your new marble countertops should meet. 

Marble and Granite offers homeowners immaculate marble products to add unique luxury and warmth to kitchens. And to ensure that the high quality of our marble is protected and maintained during the installation process, we provide our customers with a list of fabricators we recommend nationwide. Begin browsing our marble surfaces in our online product catalog. Then find a reputable fabricator in your area by browsing our listings.

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