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Marble Countertops & Vanity in Richmond Hill, York Region & Toronto Area
Marble is a hard crystalline metamorphic form of limestone, typically white with mottling or streaks of color. It is capable of taking a polish and is used in sculpture and architecture. Marble is porous – allowing oils and stains to seep into the stone – and softer than granite or quartz, allowing scratches and chips.
The smooth surface of marble looks magnificent and polished alongside gold. It also appears monochromatic when blended with chrome. It works well with various design styles, which explains why it has been trending as one of the most desired kitchen aesthetics. You can rely on a marble countertop to resist heat waves when cooking or baking. High heat resistance in a countertop is great if your kitchen sees a lot of cooking and bake-offs.
Advantages of Marble Kitchen Countertop & Bathroom Vanity
Marble Countertop has a Timeless Look
Marble gives a kitchen an elegant, timeless look that simply cannot be achieved with any other material, no matter how hard manufacturers try. Marble has long been the stone of choice when seeking a luxurious look.
While marble comes in many colors, two specific types stand out—the Calacatta marble that is a brilliant white with dark veining and Carrara marble that is more grey in color but more affordable than other types of marble in the market. Given the classic look of marble, you don’t have to be worried about it going out of style or looking dated.
Marble Countertop has Fancy Edging
While marble itself is an elegant material, the softness of the stone lends itself to more detailed and sophisticated cuts and edging than other countertops like granite and quartz. Some of the most famous sculptors throughout history chose marble as their choice of medium when creating their statues (think Michelangelo’s David).
The same characteristics of marble that made it the medium of choice make it easier to get fancy edging such as cove bullnose, stair thread, or made into a waterfall edge, enhancing the already elegant look of marble.
Marble Countertop is Heat Resistant
Unlike laminate countertops, when you choose a natural stone countertop, like marble, for your kitchen, you don’t have to be worried about melted circles spoiling your kitchen. When most people think of marble, they think of it staying cool (something that makes it especially good for baking). However, it is also a heat resistant material.
This means that even if you take a hot pan off the stove and place it on a marble countertop it is not going to melt, burn, or catch on fire. However, while the material is heat resistant, there is still the possibility of cracking the stone or damaging the actual finish that has been put on your marble countertop. Therefore, even though this is a plus point for marble countertops, using a trivet to protect the marble is still a good idea.