Marble is a stunning natural material created from either sedimentary dolomite or limestone rock. Under extreme heat and pressure, unique crystallised rocks are formed, each with distinctive flowing veins running through them. Due to this organic process involving earth movement, earthquakes, and volcanic eruption, considerable variation in the colour and veining may occur. So, with each type of marble having different characteristics, no two pieces of marble can ever be alike, which means you may not receive the exact marble you see in the pictures on our website or in the samples in our store, although rest assured that our professional team of experts will do their best to obtain pieces most closely resembling your colour and veining of choice. That being said, your kitchen or bathroom are guaranteed to be unique with no exact copy anywhere else in the world!
For people who love natural white rock and appreciate individuality, there is no better choice as marble’s elegant and luxurious whiteness cannot be matched by the likes of granite, soapstone, or man-made materials. Its light, creamy hue is particularly suited to smaller kitchens as it tends to make a room appear larger and brighter, which is why it’s also considered to be the ideal stone for small bathrooms.
Not only does it add a dash of refinement and a touch of class to the aesthetics of your room, consider too the practical benefits. It is fairly low maintenance so is easy to clean and look after. It stays cool and is heat resistant, so it can stand up to pots and pans in the kitchen, as well as styling tools in the bathroom. Also, the beauty and value placed on marble surfaces will no doubt add value to your home overall.
Very few materials are infallible, and there are some drawbacks to investing in marble countertops. Marble is softer than granite, so scratching and chipping may occur if you are not careful with the use of kitchen knives, heavy pots, pans, and dishes. It also has a tendency to stain as marble is a porous stone and will absorb liquid. So being careful in the kitchen with wine, oils, colourful spices, juices, and any acidic product is a must. In the bathroom, be wary when using nail polish, make-up remover, and liquid make-up.
However, marble can be sealed when it is installed and then every few years thereafter to keep it in shape and looking its best. There are sealers that are readily available in stores for those who are not afraid of a bit of DIY, as well as professionals who can help.