Marble is a natural stone that is made from limestone deposits that have been re-crystallized with applied heat and pressure. As the deposits re-crystallize, the marble is morphed into its signature colors, swirls, veining, and patterns creating a wide range of unique looks.
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Marble surfaces have been admired for their aesthetics since ancient times and marble countertops can provide a nice touch of beauty and sophistication to kitchens and bathrooms.
Graniterra offers marble countertops formed from limestone deposits imported from quarries around the globe.
Benefits of Marble Countertops
Marble is typically given a soundness rating by the Marble Institute of America to determine its quality. The ratings range from A to D with A being the highest rating. Once a marble slab is installed, the soundness rating only reflects the appearance of the marble. The basic criteria for the grades of marble are listed below:
Marble countertops are available in two main finishes: polished and honed. Polished marble has a very shiny finish that creates a mirrored look. Honed finishes are created by removing the top layer of marble to leave a smooth, satin finish. Both types of finishes should be sealed for protection.
Marble Countertop Maintenance
Marble is a popular choice for countertops not only because of their unrivaled beauty, but also because of their durability and easy maintenance. With the proper care, marble countertops can last several lifetimes. The following are marble countertop maintenance tips: