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Advantages and Disadvantages of Marble Countertops

Marble is an exquisite natural stone that is found deep under the Earth’s surface. This stone is quarried, cut, reinforced and coated for commercial use. The finished marble slab is used for multiple purposes like flooring, walls, tabletops and countertops for spaces like a living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathrooms. 

Marble countertops are popular with people due to the multiple advantages that follow them. Marble kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops are seemingly becoming popular among interior designers for their worldly beauty and clean aesthetic, especially white and black marble countertops.

Although this natural stone is beautiful, it has more benefitting properties than other interior materials. However, if you are planning to buy marble for countertops for home or even for commercial use for places like hotels and restaurants, then understand their pros and cons before making a final decision. 

Advantages of Marble Countertops

  • Beautiful 

We can’t deny the beauty that marble stones possess. The translucent yet colourful surface splashed with veiny textures and patterns can captivate a user and induce calm evoked by nature itself. 

  • Durable 

Marble can sustain for decades with the help of proper maintenance and thorough cleaning and polishing. It is a one-time investment that your home deserves. At Sipani Marbles, we have had customers who purchase and re-purchase marble for long term use and have been satisfied with the durability. 

  • Safe from germs 

The most important thing that a kitchen or bathroom countertop requires is hygiene. With tiles and other materials, cleaning can definitely become a hassle yet the germs may remain. For this reason, marble is a brilliant option because this stone is so porous that it doesn’t harbour or cumulate germs or allergens. 

  • Heat resistant 

Marble isn’t entirely heatproof but it is definitely heat resistant. Places like kitchen countertops require a material which is heat resistant because we tend to keep hot utensils on the top while cooking, similarly, even bathroom countertops face heat from hair straighteners and dryers. Therefore, marble is an option that you won’t have to worry about. 

  • Easy to clean and maintain 

Thanks to its crystal smooth surface, it is easy to clean marble. The stone can stain easily but this can be prevented with quick mopping and taking little precautions.

  • Budget-Friendly 

Marble countertops may cost a bit higher than other countertops mainly due to the ‘luxury product’ status. However, the cost may vary from seller to seller. 

You can also look for cultured marble countertops which are made from remnants of pure marble and other man-made materials- not entirely pure but good enough. Also, keep in mind that marble is a one-time investment hence, the price will be worth it. 

Disadvantages of Marble Countertops 

  • Hard to install 

Marble is very heavy hence it needs to be handled with care. Installation becomes difficult with heavy stones. 

  • Porous

Marble is highly porous and vulnerable to acidic liquids. Liquids like citric acid, fruit juices and vinegar can get absorbed into the marble and damage it from the surface and within. Hence, precaution is advised. 

Final Thoughts 

There are definitely more benefits to purchasing marble. This natural stone can make your home look sophisticated while also maintaining its strength. It’s a win-win from every situation. 

If you’re looking for product options then we would highly recommend Italian white marbles like Statuario, Carrara and Volakas. Other colours that you can opt for are black marble, brown marble and grey marble for a classy look. 

How we can help

At Sipani Marbles, we import stones of the finest quality. If you’re looking to purchase marble then surf through our collection. Get full assistance on the products and their use from our team. 

For enquiries, please get in touch with us at +91- 9900022355 or sales@sipanisoftstones.com

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