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What are the Common Myths Regarding the Use of Marble Countertops?

by Carol P. Supplier of Fine Surfaces

Marble countertops have held a place of pride in the homes for the longest time. The elegance and beauty that it has made it a top choice for many kitchen remodeling projects. However, many people are still hesitant about the use of marble in their homes, especially in the countertops, because of the multiple misconceptions surrounding it. Here’s taking a look at the top five myths about marble and debunking them once and for all.

Myth 1: Marble needs a lot of care

The most widespread myth about marble kitchen countertops is that you will have to spend a lot of time in its maintenance. Truth is that marble needs as much care as any other natural stone. Being a natural stone, it has an extent of porosity in it, which is why installers put a good sealer on it. The sealer gives you enough time to wipe the surface before it catches a stain.

Myth 2: Marble is only decorative

The fact that marble looks so elegant and beautiful does not mean that its purpose in your home is merely decorative. Marble is as strong as any other natural stone. Its toughness makes it a perfect fit for bathroom vanities, kitchen countertops, flooring, and wall tiles, and even hearths and fireplace surrounds.

Myth 3: Marble is very expensive

The saying that the best things are not always the most expensive really works for marble. For all the beauty that it has, one would naturally think that it is highly expensive. But the truth is, marble almost has the same price as quartz or granite per square foot. In fact, concrete countertops are more expensive than marble. Picking on marble as an expensive option is just another misconception harbored by many people.

Myth 4: Marble is not safe for food

The belief that marble is not safe for food stems from the idea that it is porous. Right sealing on real marble reduces its porosity to a great extent. If it would have been unsafe for food, then food safety and inspection services would not mention it as a good cutting board. In fact, even professional kitchens use marble slabs for chocolate tempering and making pastries.

Myth 5: Marble is way too soft

Marble might be softer than granite, but it is still a natural stone. So, you can expect it to last for a long time with basic care and maintenance. Even if gets etches and scratches, remember that these are only surface damages and does nothing to affect the integrity of the stone. Keep in mind that all it needs is a good refinishing to look as good as new.

Debunk these myths and use kitchen marble countertops with confidence for your next home remodeling project. Once you see the look of sophistication that this material has brought to your home, you will surely wonder why you even started believing in those myths in the first place!

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About Carol P. Innovator   Supplier of Fine Surfaces

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Created on Jul 4th 2019 03:41. Viewed 591 times.

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