Marble has been in European kitchens for decades. But American’s have been sold on the “perfect look”…the highly polished granite. We want our counters to remain pristine and have that show room polish. But I am here to challenge you to rethink the materials you use in your kitchens and the rest of your home!
One option for you to consider is marble. Marble is a gorgeous natural stone that can add warmth and a ton of character to your home. Kitchens are often the heart of a home and many families are choosing to opt for open spaces and great rooms to allow for their families to be in the kitchen together, to bring guests into the kitchen, and make memories and traditions that last for generations to come. So if you are looking for a legacy of love and warmth wrapped around family mealtimes, let you countertops join you.
There are many marbles to choose from, such as:
The traditional white marble, Carrara Marble, from Tuscany, Italy. It is primarily a white or blue grey marble.
I look forward to seeing this marble in a kitchen I am working on!! I will post photos when it’s done.
Marble is waterproof, heatproof and beautiful! It’s finish can be polished, honed or leathered. Polished being the most common finish because this is how it arrives from the quarry. Honed finish is created by removing the very top layer of polished stone and is a very desirable finish. A leathered treatment it a little more work with brushes to create a slightly textured surface. Leathering is a very good finish for kitchen counters as it will be more durable.
Don’t be afraid to use a natural stone other than granite in your kitchen. You will enjoy the stories your countertops will tell of birthdays, Saturday dinners with friends, or family times together.