If you choose to go down the marble route for your new kitchen countertop, or even your bathroom countertop, then you are making a very sensible and opulent choice. Marble stone is classic and timeless, this is a stone which is going to take the appearance of your stone to the next level, so it makes sense to shop around properly, in order to find the best colour and the best deal for you.
Of course, there are pros and cons to everything in life, so we need to explore them properly.
Marble is available from many different manufacturers, but one of the main ones, and one of the most popular ones, is Carrara.
By choosing a Carrara marble countertop, you are getting quality, positive reviews, and you are getting value for money.
Let’s check out the pros and cons of making this decision.
Pros of Carrara Marble Countertops
- High quality;
- Easily available ;
- Many different colours on offer;
- Warranty on offer.
Cons of Carrara Marble Countertops
- Choosing a particular manufacturer can sometimes mean a higher price;
- Rarer colours are more expensive.
Let’s cover the pros first.
Basically when you choose a Carrara marble countertop you are getting a high quality product, because this company specialise in marble countertops, and they certainly know what they are doing! On top of this, Carrara is widely available, so you won’t struggle to find a supplier in your area, who can visit your house to undertake the installation process. There are countless different shades of marble on offer, and just like with any marble slab, each one is subtly different from any other, because every marble slab has unique veins. Purchasing from a large named brand also gives you a longer and higher quality warranty package, and this will vary according to the product you purchase.
Onto the cons. There aren’t too many cons when it comes to Carrara marble countertops, but there are a couple. If you want a rarer shade of Carrara marble, you will pay more, but this is the same with any rare shade of marble, no matter what manufacturer you go for. For this reason, always shop around for your Carrara marble.
As you can see, we are splitting hairs, and really, there are many more pros than cons. Marble overall is a great choice, and it is certainly not as high maintenance as you might think. Whilst you will need to use worktop savers in terms of heat, when placing pans down onto the surface, and you should avoid scratching the surface, by using chopping boards at all times, these are two simple methods to elongate the stone’s lifespan.
Once the marble is installed, you will also need to seal it every year, because marble is a porous stone, and therefore can absorb liquid if it is left to sit on top of the stone. Mop up any spillages when they happen, and you can cut down on these problems.
Staining? Yes, marble can stain, but again, mop up any spillages and you shouldn’t have any major issues.
So, are you going to take the plunge and go for the timeless and opulent choice of marble? Whether you go for the classic white shade or not, this is one stone which will certainly look the part in your new kitchen space.