If you are eyeing marble as the next accessory to accompany your kitchen, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
It’s important to remember that marble is a metamorphic rock. Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means “change in form”. The original rock is subjected to heat and pressure, causing profound physical or chemical change. The same goes for your marble countertop which will inevitably change over time. That’s why it’s important that you maintain its appearance by not allowing it to get stained.
In order to preserve this pristine look, it’s important that you use granite cleaner and sealant as often as you can. Especially if you’ve noticed that somebody spilled red wine on it during a dinner party.
Marble used to be the standard for kitchen countertops but as the trends have changed, granite became the cat’s meow. Even now, granite is slowly getting replaced by the unbreakable quartz material. Italian trattorias, pizzerias, and bakeries still use marble for food prep and have been for decades.
Marble is also extremely simple to match with almost any kitchen decor because of the vast array of colors that it comes in. Finally, make sure that you don’t polish your marble flooring in the kitchen. Too much polishing could glossy the floor to a point of excessive slippage. You don’t want to risk the slippage in an area of the house that gets the most party foot traffic.