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Which is the best marble for kitchen countertops?

With the wide range of marble stones available from all over the world, it can be difficult to choose which one is the best for your kitchen countertops. It goes without saying that every kitchen and every lifestyle is different. With this in mind, whatever marble may be best for your neighbour's kitchen may not necessarily be the best marble for your kitchen. In this article, we will outline the different types of marbles for different types of kitchens to help you make a more informed decision.

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Family Kitchens

In case your kitchen is the typical busy, high traffic type of kitchen., you need a countertop that is up to the task. While marble is incredibly durable and can handle a lot of activity when sealed, acidic spills such as vinegar and lemon tend to leave white-ish marks. So, in case you have a very busy kitchen, particularly one where children are learning and practising to cook, you definitely need to go for a stone with whiter hue. With such a countertop, accidents won't be visible as much. Consider varieties such as Carreras and Arabescatos, that have a classic aesthetic.

Big Kitchens

In case you have a big kitchen with a bright space, you have a lot of freedom when it comes to selecting the colour of your marble. What you really need to consider for such spaces is veining and patterning. Given that marble is usually mined as slabs, choose a variety that comes in longer slabs as this will help to avoid unnecessary joins. You also need to think about how the patterns would be joined at seals in-between slabs. The darker varieties often display a more regular patterning, so you can consider Breccia and Nero marbles.

Tiny Kitchens

If you have a small kitchen, keep it light, as this helps to maximise the natural light and feeling of more space in the kitchen. Since corners are in close proximity in smaller kitchens, they tend to become more obvious. For such a kitchen, consider going for veined marbles varieties such as Calcatta or Delicato. Either will work beautifully with your kitchen since they can be mirrored at the corner joins to create an artistic splash.

Statement Kitchens

Marble stone is the ideal choice for a statement kitchen. There are plenty of dramatic varieties available on the market. Based on how the marble is cut, you can find a single large veining streak in coloured marble, or a swirling wave movement in the marble as seen in Travertine varieties. Either of these is bound to generate conversation about your kitchen.

Finishing Touches

Obviously, the marble variety should not be the only determining factor in the way it sits in your kitchen. You also need to think about the finish and edging. It is important to properly consider these factors as they can significantly affect the appearance of your marble countertop. Depending on the range you prefer, you can go for a matt, gloss, or textured finish. When it comes to marble countertops, rounder edging is the most preferred as it helps to prevent chipping.

Caring for your marble

You will need to take care of your marble kitchen countertop after it has been installed. Fortunately, marble is a long-lasting material that requires little maintenance. Sealing helps to protect the natural porosity of the stone. By regularly resealing your stone, your marble stone will require very little day to daycare. You will only need to wipe spills with gentle dish soap and some warm water.

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Social Kitchens

If you commonly use your kitchen to entertain your guests, you need to choose a suitable marble countertop. Warm hues are the best choice, so go for greys and creams. Dove Nuvolato varieties are great for softening a room while the Botticino varieties are gentle and welcoming.