What to Know When Opting for Marble Kitchen Worktops

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Marble Kitchen Worktops

As a worktop material, marble has been a homeowner’s favourite for many years. Its sparkly appearance serves as an excellent centrepiece in the kitchen. It fits with most, if not all, design schemes, whether traditional or modern. Who knew this unique stone formed beneath the earth would integrate so well into our homes?

With that said, if you plan to revamp your kitchen, we highly recommend using marble as your kitchen worktop. If you do not know much about marble as a worktop material, here is all that you need to know about this excellent option.

Why is marble good?

Besides the fact that marble looks great, its porous structure means that it provides excellent heat resistance. Its ability to stay cool for long periods has made it a favourite among many chefs.

For example, pastry chefs rely on marble worktops to ensure a cool surface to work with dough. This allows them to continually knead the dough and keep it cool. For you, a cool surface means you can place hot items, like pans and baking sheets, on top of it. Doing so will not damage the marble, and it helps cool the hot object.

What finishes are available?

When looking at marble, you may discover some that are shiny while others are more matte. That is because these marble stones have been finished differently, and there are generally only two types of marble finishes: matte and polished.

Polished marble is sparkly and shiny, having a reflective surface that can add life to the aesthetics of a kitchen. This also helps make the marble much more stain-resistant. Unfortunately, there is one downside. Because of its polished nature, this finish is much more easily scratched.

On the other hand, a matte finish gives the marble a soft and natural look. It will not be reflective like polished marble, toning down the vibrancy that many people may not want in their kitchens. Additionally, scratches will not show up as easily, but stains might be more common as the finish is more porous.

How do I take care of marble?

While marble is processed and sealed by professionals, maintenance is still needed to ensure it maintains its perfect form for many years to come. Fortunately, maintenance on marble worktops is simple. If you spill a drink on it, you can simply wipe it away. When cleaning marble worktops, use soapy water and a soft cloth and remember to properly dry the worktop after.

There are a few things you must not do with your marble worktop during maintenance. For example, you should avoid using any hard materials and acidic cleaners to scrub the marble. These can harm the surface of the worktop and compromise its aesthetics.

Conclusion

While there are plenty of worktop material options out there, you can never go wrong with marble. It provides a cool surface to work with at all times, and it can add to the aesthetics of the kitchen. Since marble comes in all sorts of designs and colours, you will never run out of choices!

Marble worktops can add plenty of value to your kitchen and home. This means that if you are looking for an investment to raise your home’s value, a marble worktop is a great idea.

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