December 9, 2020
According to Homes & Gardens, Kitchen Trends 2021 article, marble countertops continue to prove their worth as an investment that delivers both a beautiful look and value year after year. Marble countertops are listed as the number one trend, with the article stating, "It's the time of strongly veined marble, the busier, the better for unmissable luxury and next-level style. If there's one thing that's storming the style charts and shaking up interiors, it's the return of marble."
Homes & Gardens is not the only one on board with the trend as the admiration for marble continues in HGTV's Designspiration article about the latest kitchen trends, "Is Black the New White In Kitchens?" In this recent article, white marble takes center stage in the report noting, "the contrast between the black kitchen island and white marble countertop is sophisticated yet playful."
Obviously, designers are still in love with the classic look of marble, and there's simply no alternative quite as beautiful as the real thing. So, here are five reasons why you should consider investing in natural marble countertops.
It's Sealed To Add Stain Protection
One of the main concerns that homeowners have about choosing real marble for kitchen countertops is that it can stain. While marble is susceptible to marks or etches from acidic foods and beverages, StoneMark applies an impregnating sealer that fills the pores just below the stone's surface, slowing liquids' absorption. This surface treatment allows the homeowner more time to clean up spills and avoid staining.
Try Honed Marble
Honed marble has a matte finish that is just as gorgeous as polished. With this soft satin look, instead of a glossy shine, you won't have to worry as much about etching since any dullness that may occur will be much less noticeable than on a highly polished surface.
Every Slab Is Unique
While an engineered material like quartz might be lower maintenance than marble, it will never have the same depth, unique pattern, and range of colors as natural stone. When you choose an authentic marble countertop or vanity, you are selecting a 100% unique slab. No other countertop will have the same veining and characteristics that you have in yours.
Marble Is Heat Resistant
If you like to cook, you will love marble's convenience because it's one of the most heat resistant stones. It's also this quality that makes marble a popular choice for fireplace surrounds.
Natural Stone Increases Home Value
Stone countertops increase the value of a home as well as appeal to buyers. Updating your countertops to an aesthetically beautiful natural stone shows you've invested in and cared for your home.
We can help you with selecting your next beautiful countertop. We now carry several marbles in stock, so schedule an appointment today to stop by our stone yard and see these three beautiful marbles in person, or click here – Striato, Blanco Cachoeiro, and Blanco Olinda.