Marble is simply one of the most stunningly timeless stones that you could purchase for your home and it certainly will make your kitchen a focal point of your entire home. There may be cheaper options for the home but Marble has a lengthy list of advantages too.
This quick overview will help you to decide whether or not Marble is the right stone for you and your home.
White Marble Pros
Not only is Marble such a popular stone to use for home renovations, but white is also an on trend colour too. White will never go out of style and will always be one of the ‘go-to’ colours for home decorating, homeware and renovations.
While Marble may be expensive, it certainly is worth it. Each slab will give an entirely unique look which only adds character to your home. Stones that are able to mimic the look of Marble will never be able to meet the quality and it will just never be Marble. These stones can recreate the look but never fully, it will always be different and noticeable to those who know anything about Marble.
Once your white Marble worktop receives its sealant treatment it will become stain, scratch and heat resistant. You will never have to worry about placing hot pots or pans directly onto the surface or scratching your new worktop with knives or other sharp objects that are within the kitchen. However, we will recommend that you continue to use all precautions so that all risk is kept to a minimum completely.
Marble will then also be a non-porous material which means that it is hygienic and that bacteria will never be harboured.
White Marble Cons
While white Marble is incredibly on trend, the colour will not be a favourite for those who do not mind seeing most small marks that are made and therefore may ruin the look of cleanliness much easier.
Other stones can create the cost of Marble for a fraction of the cost, so if having the real deal does not matter to you nor the exact look that it can offer, then why not simply go for the cheaper option? This cheaper option will also be able to mimic the look but be customisable to your preferences in terms of the colour and pattern.
Each slab of Marble is unique and if this individual look is not for you, if you need multiple slabs put together, then a stone that can offer a uniformed look may be better for you. Marble will also need long term commitment to cost and treatment as without it the non-porous quality will simply go away. The importance of maintaining Marble cannot be taken for granted otherwise you can end up with a damaged worktop that needs replacing – an expensive lesson.
Lastly, while Marble is incredibly durable it is not invincible and it certainly can crack and chip which would be an awful thing to happen after paying out a hefty amount.