Lemons and marble tops do not go together. Granddaughter pressed one to juice one Christmas for cookies drips are still there. However marble can be moved back to the marble fabricator for re polish Sans the sink. My pink marble has a board glues to the down side and fits exactly in to the molding.trim on top of the cabinets very securely talkes several men to move.
From Carrara to Calacata
Italian white marble is one of the most popular countertop and backsplash choices in kitchens today, but how much do you really know about it? Many varieties of white marble come from the same region of Italy, and, not surprisingly, many people don't know the difference. Be the exception, and learn here the ins and outs of choosing the right white marble for your kitchen.
Hello, I'd like to share a white marble that suits a kitchen (or bath). Imperial Damby and Olympian White Danby are great choices if you are considering marble in your kitchen. I did extensive research when I designed our kitchen. This marble is from the US in Vermont. It is harder and less apt to stain - you still need to seal and I agree to allow the marble to develop a patina over time. Thanks!
No mention of white marble's resistance to stains, like red wine, oil, vinegar, other cooking liquids? How does it handle staining?
Thanks for your question!
All marbles can stain or etch if liquids like wine, lemon juice or vinegar are left to sit on the surface for a period of time, and white marble is no exception to this rule. Proper sealing gives you a time window to wipe up spills and prevent etching or staining, but cannot completely prevent a stain from occurring if stain causing liquids are not cleaned up in a timely manner.
In general, most marbles develop a patina over time from use and cleaning. In our opinion,a few stains or scratches does not really detract from a stone's beauty,in fact, in Europe stone is viewed as a "natural" product and there is an expectation that floors and counters will change over time, developing a "patina" that enhances its beauty. But,in the end, it is the choice of the client and what they are comfortable with.
Hope this answers your question.
All the best!
Can anyone lend some advice on Carara in the kitchen. For years our granite suppliers have told us to discourage clients from using marble for obvious reasons. What am I missing that now makes it a good choice?
I totally agree with your comment/question. Marble is, in fact, a poor choice for the average home owner.
Flavors & styles come and go. The person who previously owned my house decided to do the bathroom & SHOWER in slate. That is another example of POOR choice. Certain materials are not optimal for certain conditions. Marble in kitchens and slate in bthrms are two examples.
It really comes down to the age old tug and pull between functionality and beauty. Although Bianco Carrara Marble won't resist stains or scratching like most typical granites, it offers an aesthetic choice that is not available in granite or other more impervious counter top materials. For many people this aesthetic choice is the most important one.
Another thing to consider is that sealing technology is every improving, and today's sealers give homeowners much more time to wipe up lemon juice or red wine before they can damage the counters.
When we sell Bianco Carrara or Calacata counters we always advise the clients on the technical facts to make sure they will be comfortable with how their counters will "age." Clients can then decide to take the extra care to keep their counters in mint condition, or let them "age" in the European tradition. As long as the client knows what to expect, White Marble is as valid a choice for kitchen counters as Granite.
Hope this helps.
All the best!
In the Chicago market Dupont has made a big push with their latest sealers. This has made marble really come back in the kitchen and even in the bathroom remodels. Locally Dal Tile is carrying Pro Advanced, which requires you to actually register your purchase for warranty. We sell a ton of Bianco these days, certainly is an impressive look!
Add a comments thanks for a perfect response. Nothing is more beautiful than white marble in the kitchen or bath. I even have as counters in my home office. No other surface compares to the beauty and tactility of it.