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Kitchen redecoration and renovation is not an easy subject to understand if you don’t know too much about it. The different companies, the different suppliers, the different materials, all the different things you may or may not need, it can be very confusing if you haven’t got the first clue where to start.
If you’re looking for a new kitchen worktop, perhaps to replace an old one or because you’re moving into a new property and you’re renovating completely, you will probably have done a little research already. The first decision you need to make? What material are you going to go with? Natural stone is probably the most popular one around today, and when you check out the pros and cons you’ll instantly understand why.
You will no doubt have heard about marble; this is a stone that everyone has heard of, and everyone has an opinion on. To keep your mind open, let’s look at the pros and cons of one of the biggest brand names in marble production, Carrara.
The appearance is beautiful
Marble is one of the most sophisticated surfaces around, and if you go for the iconic white shade, you’re in seriously good company! There’s a reason the Ancient Greeks, Ancient Egyptians, and Ancient Romans loved white marble so much!
Great for those who love to bake
Marble maintains a low temperature at all times, so if you are a keen baker, you’ll know that this is ideal, especially if pastry is your thing.
Absorbs liquid to keep your worktop dry
Marble is a porous stone, and whilst we will list this as a con as well as a pro, for now this means that you won’t have standing water on your worktop, as it will be absorbed by the stone.
No slab is the same as any other
Every single slab of Carrara marble is unique, and that means your neighbour or your friend won’t have the same one as you!
Higher maintenance compared to other stones
Whilst marble isn’t going to take up all your time looking after, it is going to require regular sealing and you are going to have to mop up any spillages immediately to prevent staining. Marble isn’t a weak stone, far from it, but it does need a little TLC to keep it looking fantastic.
The rarer colours can be expensive
If you want something a little different, then you are going to have to pay for it where marble is concerned. Carrara have some fantastic shades which are a little more rare compared to the regular white and black, and whilst they look unbelievable, they are a little more expensive.
Marble is porous
Whether you go for a Carrara marble worktop or another brand name, the fact remains that marble is porous, and it therefore is open to damage because it absorbs liquid. If you seal your worktop regularly and look after it however, this shouldn’t become an issue.
As you can see, there are fewer cons than pros when it comes to the question of whether you should choose a Carrara marble kitchen worktop. There are countless shades available, all of which look fantastic in your kitchen space.