When it comes to renovating your kitchen, nothing beats the cool clean look of white marble kitchen countertops. White marble is a classic countertop for a reason. It is extremely durable, and when sealed highly resistant to stains. These beautiful countertops last for generations. These quality countertops are among the best selling in North Carolina but you’ll find that they are not as expensive as many fear. Here are just a few tips to get the white marble countertops of your dreams.
*The two classic marbles for countertops are the well-known Carrara marble and Calacatta marble. There are some differences in the two, with Carrara having softer white shades with less defined veining and Calacatta having a brighter white color with more dramatic and stronger veining.
*There are other types of marble, including Alaska white – which comes from Brazil – Bianca white, and even Alabama white which is quarried right here in the United States.
*You also have your choice of finishes including a polished finish with a glossy reflective surface or a honed finish with a matte satin appearance. For use in countertops, a honed finish is recommended.
Your kitchen professional can tell you how to clean and maintain your marble countertops so that they never lose their beautiful appearance. As a rule of thumb, do not use abrasives or acid cleaners such as vinegar or lemon juice, or general purpose cleaners such as bleach or ammonia. Use a cleaner specifically formulated for use on stone.
Since marble is a natural material, you will get significant variations from slab to slab. Working with a professional will get you wonderful looking kitchen countertops that will outlast your ownership of the house and look beautiful year after year – and increase the value of your home when it’s time to sell.