Three Tips for Choosing the Right Marble Slab

Three Tips for Choosing the Right Marble Slab

Posted on: November 10th, 2021

When it comes to selecting kitchen countertops or backsplash, there’s no denying that Marble is at the top of most homeowners’ wish lists. Marble has been around for a long time, like a millenia, attracting people with its dramatic vein patterns, striking color contrast, and natural marks which you can’t get from a man-made material. Plus, it is a very sturdy building material. 

We dug a little deeper and curated a list of tips on how to choose the right marble slab for your kitchen design! 

1. Avoid Stains and Stick with a White Slab

The elements in the stone will react to the acidic kitchen liquids like lemon juice or vinegar. For marble kitchen countertops, we recommend sticking with white marble. Because acid etching leaves a whitich mark which is more noticeable on colored marble than on white. 

2. Consider Curving the Edges of Your Marble Slab

One of the greatest benefits of marble is its ability to easily be carved. Just think about all the ancient Greek statues. You can easily achieve curved edges on your marble slab that will look beautiful. There are dozens of edge profiles you can choose from, so make sure to look through all of your options before making a decision. 

3. Maintain Your Marble by Getting it Sealed

Finishing marble countertops with a penetrating sealer is essential for long-term performance. Acids will still etch the surface, but if the countertop has a honed finish, an etched mark can usually be removed with a little elbow grease. 

If you’re considering a home renovation or starting a new build, you owe it to your project to explore this classic option. Marble has proven the test of time and we know for a fact that marble will remain flawless and beautiful not only for your lifetime but your children’s! This fascinating material can add a beautiful pop to any room! 

Ready to Talk Marble Countertops? Schedule a Free Consultation!

Meet with the professionals at STONE in Baton Rouge to choose your perfect marble. When approaching a new build or a remodel, it’s important to learn all that you can about your material options. Contact STONE in Baton Rouge to discover all the details about marble countertops.

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