Marble, granite, and quartzite are beautiful natural stones, frequently used in well designed and appointed homes and businesses. Although each of these stones is natural and quarried from the earth, marble, granite, and quartzite have some distinctly varied attributes.
Marble in Baton Rouge
Marble is composed primarily of calcium, lending to it’s often “milky” look. Calcium is a soft, porous substance. Marble is, thus, more susceptible to damage from acidic substances, food staining, or liquid spills, however the “lived-in” qualities of marble counters or tabletops offer up a desirable, familiar feeling likened to that of a New Orleans cafe. Some homeowners and builders opt to use marble for countertops, walls, flooring, or accent pieces outside of the kitchen to avoid possible issues.
Despite the perception that marble is unsuitable for kitchen counters, STONE does frequently install marble kitchen countertops, especially with the huge surge in popularity of the white kitchen look right now, as is reiterated by Shane Griffin of Shane Griffin Designs. “I love white marble in the kitchen! It has a classic simplicity to it. I’m not scared of marble in the kitchen with all the incredible products they have now to seal, maintain, and clean.”
Another major draw for homeowners and contractors is the ability to either stick to a tight budget or to achieve ultra-opulent outfitting- both with marble. Griffin states, “Marble has a big range in cost, allowing some clients to achieve that really high end look for just a fraction of the cost.”