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Advantages of Marble Kitchen Countertops


Marble is a natural stone that offers a lot of benefits to home owners.  Marble adds elegance to the kitchen and also adds a certain degree of brightness to kitchens and bathrooms that do not get enough light. Here are some reasons why you should opt for marble when installing a kitchen countertop.

Heat Resistance:

Marble always stays cool and below room temperature as it is not a big conductor of heat. This makes it the ideal material for a kitchen countertop. Marble is not as heat resistant as quartz or granite but a marble countertop will not be damaged when a hot pan is placed on it. It will not catch fire or melt. This makes a marble kitchen countertop ideal for baking. However, the finish on the marble could be damaged when a hot pan is placed on the countertop.  

Elegance:

Marble adds elegance to the kitchen and is available in a wonderful display of colors.  The soft nature of marble makes it ideal to fabricate it into any shape. With marble you could give your kitchen countertop some fancy edges and other fabrications.  



Durability:

Marble does not crack or break easily. Over the centuries marble has been used to construct buildings and these buildings have stood the test of time. When the marble countertop is sealed and maintained well it would last a lifetime. This is a great advantage considering that a kitchen countertop is a long term investment.

Cost-Effective:

Marble is often less expensive than granite. The price of the marble differs on the type and thickness chosen nevertheless; marble is not as expensive as other natural stone.



Brightness:

Marble reflects light in a room and is ideal for places where does not get enough natural light. Marble can make the room appear brighter and larger. If you are looking to give your kitchen a face lift with a marble kitchen counter top you could get in touch with some of the marble dealers or companies that cut, shape and install marble kitchen counter tops. 

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