Marble is natural stone famous for its unique veins and rippling patterns. Although we typically associate marble with white and grey hues, you can find it in a variety of other colors as well. With a timeless look and a reputation for luxury, marble countertops are a beautiful addition to any home.
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Is marble as durable as granite?
While marble is a gorgeous, timeless natural stone, there are a few things that you need to be aware of before install. Of all of our countertop materials, marble is the least durable for everyday wear and tear. Marble works very well for bathrooms, tile, and shower curbs, and can also work well as a kitchen countertop, however we do not suggest you place anything hot directly on to your marble countertop. Marble is highly susceptible to etching and stains, and it will patina over time.
What is the difference between marble and granite?
As previously mentioned there are some durability differences between the two, however the major difference is the way they look. When looking for marble, homeowners tend to lean more towards the classic Carrara look - a soft white background with grey veining. Alternately in granite, homeowners search for colors all across the spectrum of naturally-occurring colors.
What is "patina"?
The term "patina" refers to the process by which marble yellows as the iron in the stone oxidizes. Although most homeowners expect that marble countertops will stay perfectly white forever, patina is a completely natural characteristic of marble and will happen over time.
How should I maintain my marble countertops?
Our care and maintenance recommendations can be found in our Care & Maintenance Guide.