Marble Worktops

When it comes to designing your dream kitchen and bathroom, marble worktops grant you a whole lot of options. You can go for modern designs, classic styles, or a unique theme for your home. Consistent aesthetics may also come into play, you might want to check out the style of your other rooms and make sure that your new kitchen or bathroom feeds into a similar style. 

With so many factors to consider, you might feel at a loss when it comes to designing your dream kitchen and bathroom. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think! With just a few simple ideas and a few simple changes to your existing home, you can achieve a design that suits your personal tastes and your personal design style.

Marble worktops are one of the most common design elements in modern kitchens and bathrooms. From the rich warm hues of the marble itself, to the subtle patterns and elegant curves of the worktop, marble worktops can be an elegant and striking addition to any space.

Marble worktops are a popular choice for many homeowners due to their beautiful appearance and durability. Marble is a natural stone that is formed over time by the metamorphism of limestone. Marble worktops are cut from larger blocks of marble and then polished to create a smooth surface. Marble is available in a wide range of colors, including white, black, pink, and green. Marble worktops are resistant to heat and scratches, making them ideal for use in the kitchen. Marble worktops require some care and maintenance, such as sealing the surface to prevent staining. However, Marble worktops can last for many years with proper care.

Marble worktops can make a stunning addition to any kitchen. Marble is a natural stone that has been used for centuries in art and architecture. Marble is available in a wide range of colors, from classic white to deep black. Marble is also very durable, making it an ideal choice for kitchen worktops. However, Marble is also a porous material, meaning that it can absorb stains and spills. As a result, Marble worktops require regular cleaning and sealing to keep them looking their best. Marble worktops are also susceptible to scratches and chips, so they should be treated with care. Despite these potential drawbacks, Marble worktops can add real elegance to any kitchen.

Marble worktops and tiles in a kitchen

What is Marble?

Marble is a solid, naturally aesthetic stone that is composed of minerals such as calcite and dolomite. Although it’s often regarded as a symbol of luxury, marble can be found all over the world and is most notably found in Italy, Spain, China and India. 

The combination of minerals found in marble gives the stone its strength and hardness while imparting a smooth, refined-feeling texture. Due to the variety of minerals found in raw marble, colouring can often be very different to the pure white which people have grown to expect. 

With its hardened durability yet smooth texture, marble is a versatile stone that works perfectly as both an indoor worktop and an outdoor worktop. 

What Can Marble Worktops be Used for?

Marble worktops can be used for a variety of purposes, including a reliable surface to prepare food on, an easy to clean surface for serving drinks, an edge for a seating area, or as a decorative feature for your kitchen or bathroom.

Worktops tend to be quite durable with an average lifespan of around 10 years. With proper maintenance and care, your worktops can look as good as new many years after installation. Marble worktops are some of the most durable on the market with a naturally high resistance to scratches.

Although marble worktops look stunning when used in a kitchen area, they’re easily stained if not treated properly. When used in a bathroom however, marble worktops are essentially faultless with their incredible durability and aesthetics. 

Why Choose Marble Worktops?

When it comes to choosing the right type of worktop for your home, it’s important to consider the traits you want in the worktop, and then select the right type of material for your needs.

When it comes to selecting the right type of marble for your home, you want to make sure that it’s the right type for your kitchen and bathroom. For kitchens, you want to look for a wenge or a buff coloured marble. These colours go with almost any style of kitchen, and they also go well with modern and contemporary designs.

For bathrooms, you want a type of marble that will go with the rest of the design aesthetic of the space. This may mean looking for a marble that has a lighter colour and more neutral tones, so that it works well with the rest of the design aesthetic of the space.

If you’re into darker or more colourful aesthetics, marble should still be an option due to the vast amount of colours it’s available in.

Different Types of Marble

There are a number of different types of marble that you can choose from.

CURRENTLY: Pietra – Pietra is a beautifully translucent stone that is known for its stunning colours and intricate patterns. With its natural translucence, pietra marble is typically a clear or white stone, but it can also come in a variety of other beautiful colours. With its natural translucence, pietra marble is typically a clear or white stone, but it can also come in a variety of other beautiful colours.

Our Pietra range includes:

PAST: Travertine – Travertine marble is often referred to as ‘tufa marble’. It is a type of limestone that is formed over time by the movement of water. As it weathers, it becomes covered in a shell of similar minerals, giving it its characteristic pattern and colour. Travertine marble is often referred to as ‘tufa marble’. It is a type of limestone that is formed over time by the movement of water. As it weathers, it becomes covered in a shell of similar minerals, giving it its characteristic pattern and colour.

How Much Do Marble Worktops Cost?

Naturally, the cost of your individual project will depend on the size of your kitchen and the measurements of the worktops. Although, when it comes to marble and its reputation as a luxurious material, marble worktops aren’t as cheap as porcelain worktops, quartz worktops or granite worktops

If you are struggling to decide whether marble worktops are the right choice for you, or just need some more information from a team of experts, contact the Granite House team on 01772 44088 or email us at info@granitehouse.co.uk

How to Care for Marble Worktops

Like with other natural stones, marble needs proper care and maintenance to look its best. Luckily, keeping your marble worktops looking their best isn’t too hard. Here’s everything you need to know about caring for marble worktops to keep them looking their best for years to come.

Remove tough stains

If your marble worktops get stained, don’t try to scrub it out. Instead, remove the stained areas using a nylon-blend scrubbing pad with an S-shaped blade. Use it gently, as you don’t want to scratch the surface of the marble slab. After you’ve removed the stain, wash the marble worktop with a mild detergent and clean water solution. Dry it with a soft cloth before putting it back to use.

Keep it clean

Particularly if you use a marble worktop for preparing food, it is important to keep it clean. New marble is porous, and it can absorb germs and other contaminants around it. Prevent this from happening by cleaning your marble worktop with a mild detergent and water solution once every few weeks.

Seal it

To prevent stains, scratches, and other damage to your marble worktops, it is best to seal it. A sealant provides a layer of protection that keeps contaminants out, but also ensures that moisture can’t penetrate the surface of the marble worktop. There are several types of sealants available, but the best one is one that is transparent and has low or no odour. If you can find one that doesn’t have an odour, the lower the risk of your kitchen becoming too smelly.

Check for damage

While regular maintenance can prevent a lot of damage to your marble worktops, it is important to check for damage from time to time. Particularly if you use your marble worktop for preparing food, it is important to regularly check for damage.

Conclusion

If you want to keep your marble worktops looking their best for years to come, you’ll need to take care of them. Follow these tips, and you’ll be able to keep your marble worktops looking their best for years to come.

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