Marble is a sedimentary rock that was used as a premier building material for countless of the most beautiful buildings throughout history. Ancient Greek statues, Renaissance Cathedrals, huge columns of Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Charles De Gaulle International Airport in Paris and Taj Mahal in India, all have great marble details. Marble is generally associated with luxury and tradition since it is durable and beautiful at the same time.
Marble and its cousins, Onyx, Travertine, Limestone and Jerusalem stone are all formed by combination of different elements such as silt, degenerated plants, animal skeletons, and seashells or organisms that have been accumulated and compressed together with the pressure of water mass or soil mass for millions and millions of years. Beside all these elements, it is also composed mostly of calcite (a crystalline form of calcium carbonate). Calcite is considered as the main component that makes marble hard and durable, however it may not be as hard as granite. Walking into a lobby clad in marble tiles makes everyone recognize an air of elegance and a legacy. Using marble for your home or business projects can also bring this same atmosphere into your place. Even though, white is a common and iconic color for marble, marbles are actually available in a large selection of colors and patterns. Considering different marble countertop colors that suits better to your decoration style or choosing the right size of marble slab countertop could make a big difference in the aspect of ambiance. You can also select different marble tiles or trims, marble slabs, marble countertops, marble colors and textures or combine them all in unique ways in order to highlight any architectural project.
Marble countertop prices range depending on their quality. On average, the prices vary between $50 to $75 per square foot. Higher quality varieties such as Calacatta marble can demand higher prices ranging all the way up to $130 and above. Getting a higher quality marble countertop for your home will be worth the investment as it will increase the value of your property and last for a longer lifetime.
Purchasing your marble countertops from a well-known dealer will yield the best results for your home. This will ensure that the quality of the marble will be higher, and the installation will be done in a smooth manner. We at Bergen Cabinets & Countertops manufacture our own countertops and have a vast network of global mining quarry suppliers. With our years of experience, you can be certain that buying your marble countertops from us will be the right choice for designing your dream kitchen.
Cleaning your marble countertops on a daily basis and responding to the spills immediately will help maintain the beauty of your marble countertops. Additionally, make sure to reseal your marble countertops on a yearly basis, or more often if required.
Sealing or resealing your marble countertops is easy, however, for the best results we recommend you get assistance from a professional. Regardless of that, if you want to seal them yourself here are the steps you need to follow:
Marble countertops can be sensitive due to their porous nature. That’s why you shouldn’t use strong chemicals or acidic liquids for cleaning your surfaces. You can instead use basic household cleaning products such as dish soap, warm water, and baking soda. Simply mix your ingredients in a cup and use a clean microfiber cloth to clean the surface area. Doing this on a monthly basis will help preserve the beauty of your marble countertops.