Marble

Marble has been used for thousands of years in building construction, sculpture, flooring, and other purposes. Like quartzite, marble is a metamorphic stone, but it originated as limestone instead of sandstone. It is primarily made of calcium carbonate, and the purest marble is sparkling white. You can see tiny calcite crystals within the stone. And, like quartzite, varying colors and veining found in marble result from mineral impurities.

Durability: Marble is softer than granite and quartz, but some dolomite marbles, such as Fantasy Brown and Portinari can be almost as hard as granite.

Stain resistance: When sealed properly, marble won’t stain or get water marks. However, marble can still etch if exposed to acidic foods and liquids, such as vinegar, ketchup and tomato sauce. For long lasting protection, ask about our exclusive 25 Year Sealer!

Heat resistance: Marble countertops are heat resistant. And, marble has a surprising ability to stay cool, which makes it a favorite surface for chefs — it’s ideal for rolling out pastry, which needs to stay at a constant temperature to turn out perfectly.

Care & Maintenance: Like all natural stone, never use abrasive cleaners or “scrungees”. A mild dish soap such as Dawn or Joy on a soft cloth is best for cutting grease. Marble polish, found at your local hardware stone, will protect the finish and keep it looking new.

Colors and patterns: The look of marble countertops is the biggest selling point for many homeowners and kitchen designers. Whether it’s polished to a high gloss or given a more natural matte texture, marble has an ethereal translucent quality that is hard to reproduce in other countertop materials.

POINTS TO CONSIDER

The choice between granite, quartz, marble, and quartzite is easier when you know your priorities. Here are three questions to answer:

Which is more important when using your countertops: stain resistance, scratch resistance, or etching? Granite provides better stain and scratch resistance than quartzite. Quartzite is better at resisting etching. Marble will resist stains if we use our 25 Year Sealer, but it can still exhibit etching from acidic foods and liquids. Quartz countertops have a high resistance to all three: staining, etching, and scratching.

What’s your budget for your kitchen remodel? Granite tends to be the least expensive, with quartzite at the top range. You can reduce the cost of your favorite countertop material by using it in one place, such as the kitchen, and choosing a complementary, less-costly material for your bathroom countertops.

Perhaps the most important question of all is: Which material and color will look best in my home? At the end of the day, all of today’s countertop surfaces, including marble, will last for decades with proper care.

Each type of countertop material has its own pros and cons, and ultimately the decision is yours. The best part about your choice, whether it’s granite, quartz, marble, or quartzite, is that no matter which one you pick, you’ll be installing a beautiful, durable countertop that you and your family will enjoy for many years.

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In the age of digital technology, cutting granite, quartz and marble, and making fine cabinetry, still requires years of hands-on experience, knowledge, and skill. Our granite and quartz fabricators, cabinet makers and tile installers will ensure your work is done to the highest standards

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We work with over 100 clients annually, including residential homeowners, commercial builders, restaurants, hotels and more. Whether you’re on a budget, or looking for a oneof-a-kind rare stone, we can help you find exactly what you need.

No other company comes close to our degree of quality, service, project management, problem-solving, and warranties.
By hiring Carolina Kitchen Sync , you’re hiring an expert contractor who will keep working until the space of your dreams becomes a reality
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