Marble countertops radiate elegance and timeless look. Beautiful with unique veining and markings, they are easily the focal point of a kitchen. A lighter color marble counter top will add luminosity and vibrance to your kitchen that is unparalleled by other solid surface and natural stone materials.
From our local showroom and factory, we supply homeowners, builders and remodelers in the Charlotte area with stunning, expertly designed marble countertops. We offer several colors of marble and design and install fine marble countertops out of our local factory. You can see first hand the marble color variety we sell and install at our Complete Kitchen & Bath Design Studio in Matthews where our on-site designers would be happy to show you all the options we offer.
From Slab to Marble Countertops
Marble is a natural stone that is quarry from several places around the world. Marble gets its appearance from sediment rocks like limestone and dolomite which metamorphose over several thousand years into crystals. This is a process that occurs over and over and is caused by extreme heat and pressure. For example, the radiant white from white marble slabs comes from the metamorphosis of pure limestone and dolomite. There is no other natural stone quite like marble, hence the reason why marble kitchen countertops are popular with homeowners looking for a classic, yet stylish kitchen.
One of the prominent characteristics of marble slabs is their veins and swirls. Those unique markings are caused by mineral impurities such as sand and iron, that were originally present in the sediment rocks. To illustrate, marble slabs with a green coloring are usually the result of a high magnesium content in the limestone sediment rock.
Caring For Marble Countertops
Kitchen and bath marble counter tops might arguably be the most beautiful type of countertops, but they are not the easiest ones to maintain. Marble countertops require more upkeep and care than granite and quartz tops. Marble is not as hard as granite and quartz and consequently is prone to scratching and damage. It’s also more porous that quartz and granite and stains easier. Its surface can be etched from acidic liquid such lemon, wine and coffee spills if not cleaned promptly.
Sealing marble countertops is highly recommended to increase water and stain resistance. You should take extra precautions such as using a cutting board when cutting food and silicone trivets for hot pots. If you live in the Charlotte area and are considering marble countertops for your kitchen and bath remodel, visit our kitchen and bath showroom to talk with one of our specialist to find more about marble countertops.
SAMPLE Marble COLORS
Lead time for fabricating and installing marble countertops is similar to quartz in that we do not inventory marble slabs and will have to order it through one of our suppliers.
Marble is one of those classic countertop material that will never go away, nor lose its appeal. It has been used for centuries across the world and will remain a favorite for cooking enthusiasts and those with an eye of style and refinement. They are literally hundreds of colors with marble, but some of the favorite colors of marble include Bianco Carrara, Calacatta and Statuarietto. Marble counter tops with a white undertone are usually the most popular among homeowners, but it all remains a matter of preference.
If you live in Charlotte and are considering a kitchen and bath remodel, we’d like to invite your to our kitchen and bath showroom to view samples of marble colors we offer. We can also assist you select the perfect marble slab and design your kitchen or bath counter top from it.