Marble is a metamorphic stone, which is formed when sediment crystallizes under great heat or pressure to form hard rock. Think of marble as the jeans of countertops — they will work better and better while wearing and aging gracefully, giving them a unique and organic character.
Advantages of Marble
Classic Beauty: Marble is a classic beauty that adds elegance and a timeless look to any room. A natural stone, each marble slab’s coloring and veining are one-of-a-kind, like that pictured here. If this is what you’re looking for, remember that a high-end, unique feature such as marble countertops may increase your home’s value.
Unique Variety: Your choice of hues includes solid white, solid black and a range of variety colors in the rose, yellow, gray, green, white and black spectrums. No two slabs are alike, so you’ll be assured of having a unique countertop for your home.
Heat Resistant: Marble is heat resistant. In the kitchen, it stands up well to hot pans and pots. In the bathroom, a styling tool won’t mar it unless left on it hot for some time. It’s become popular for fireplace surrounds because it won’t yellow due to the heat and can withstand the occasional spark on its surface.
Easy to Clean: Whether you are simply cleaning down the whole countertop or working out a stain, marble cleaning is easy. Warm water and dish soap sprayed onto the counter works perfectly and, for stains, mixing baking soda and water into a paste and leaving overnight lifts stains out.