What are Marble Countertops?
Marble Countertops are 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.
Location: Prospect, KY | Stone: Marble Blanco Cachoeiro
Location: Prospect, KY | Stone: Carrara Marble
Why Choose Marble Countertops?
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.
Marble Kitchen Countertop Care
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.
Sealing Marble Kitchen Countertops
All StoneMark Quartzite countertops receive a 15-year sealer that protects against untimely spills and splashes. Like any surface, wipe up spills as quickly as possible, use coasters and cooling racks and be sure to use a cutting board so you don’t dull your knives.
What are Dolomite Countertops?
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 Choose Dolomite Countertops?
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.
Dolomite Countertop Care
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.
Sealing Dolomite Countertops
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.
Very professional and fast. The two young men (installers) very personable and professional, answered any questions I had. Highly recommend.
– Michael W.
Quality product and workmanship. Installers were very professional. They were in constant contact with me and the contractor regarding scheduling to ensure the countertop went in as soon as the cabinets were done.
– Linda S.