What is Marble?
Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock, generally composed of calcium carbonate or magnesium carbonate. It's formed by heat and pressure into stone with a non-layered or banded appearance.
Why Choose Marble?
For natural beauty and elegance, Marble is unsurpassed and remains a top choice for homeowners and designers. The visual appeal of marble cannot be mimicked by an engineered stone. Since marble forms naturally, each piece boasts different hues, colors and veining. Your countertops will be unique to you.
Marble is naturally cool and resistant to heat, which makes it a baker's best friend and ideal around fireplaces. Its surface can either be polished to a gloss or honed to look matte. Marble does react to acids, so care needs to be taken with foods such as lemon juice or vinegar.
Daily care of your marble requires warm water and a mild dish soap followed by a microfiber towel to shine your stone. Treat your countertops like your hands and avoid abrasive, acidic cleaners or bleach that can strip the sealer and etch the stone.
Marble countertops receive a 15-year sealer that protects against untimely spills and splashes. It's best to promptly wipe up spills since continued exposure to acidic spills can cause etching or discoloration.
What is Dolomite?
Dolomite is a lesser known type of sedimentary limestone found in dolomite beds with a look similar to marble or quartzite. Sometimes called Dolostone, most rocks that are rich in dolomite were originally deposited as calcium carbonate muds that were then altered by magnesium-rich pore water to form dolomite.
Why Select Dolomite
Installing a dolomite countertop is an ideal way to create an understated yet elegant interior that will be remarkable for years to come. Typically found in hues of white and grey, it offers great resistance to pressure, scratches, heat and other types of wear and tear, making them ideal for kitchen, dining and bathroom spaces. It is less liquid absorbent and sensitive to acidic foods like wine, citrus juices, vinegar and salad dressings than marble, but will still need to be sealed.
Like other natural stones, Dolomite can be cleaned with mild soap and water or special a stone cleaners for daily maintenance. Simply wipe up spills as soon as you notice them. Acidic liquids like citrus fruits, vinegar, tomatoes can etch the dolomite if left directly on the coutnertop for too long.
Dolomite countertops receive a 15-year sealer that protects against untimely spills and splashes. It's best to promptly wipe up spills since continued exposure to acidic spills can cause etching or discoloration.
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