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Some of the most beautiful kitchen countertops are made with marble tiles. The classic color combinations and beautiful venation make the stone very sought after. Traditionally, marble has been widely used in bathrooms and on furniture tops due to its sensitive nature and artistic properties. Since the Greek and Roman era, marble has been known as one of the finest choices for sculpture and decoration with its relatively soft nature that is reasonably resistant to blasting. Perhaps one of the most unique features of the stone is the soft way it reflects light. On a beaten marble surface, the light is spread over a wide, mild spectrum, creating a glowing or waxy look. This effect gives the stone a life-like quality that improves value and reinforces why this stone has stood the test of time in the art and construction sector.
A popular choice for today's kitchen design is to use marble on either worktops, baking trays or both. Marble feels smooth and creamy when touched, which makes it desirable in relaxed kitchens where the primary focus of the room is to create a social gathering place that is both comfortable and beautiful. The large-scale movement and the vein in the stone is a nice addition to the small-scale pickling in wooden cabinets. The organic movement of the veneer provides a welcome contrast to floors that are geometric from tiles or linear from wooden planks. In contrast to the usual granite colors with a small pattern with tiles, marble gives a sense of neat and soft elegance to the kitchen through the asymmetrical venation and the wide range of whites such as Carrara, Calacatta and Danby, to name a few. Marble of any color, but especially white is considered high-fashioned for the home and uniquely suitable in both traditional and modern styles.
Although marble is visually pleasing in the kitchen, it is high maintenance due to the same properties that make it so desirable. The softness of the stone makes it more susceptible to staining and scratches, making it necessary to pay special attention to protect and clean the surface to keep it in optimal condition. Marble is not recommended for medium to heavy kitchens. With such a wide range of colors, the rock hardness varies depending on the geology of the rocks. Relatively speaking, the lighter colors are "softer" and the darker colors "harder". This means that today's popular white balls are at the soft end of the spectrum and require more care and prevention to maintain their beauty. One of the more resistant white beads that is more suitable for the kitchen is Danby Marble, quarry in Vermont, USA. Danby contains several color variants including Montclair, Imperial and Mountain White. Although this white marble family is more forgiving than the others, it can still be colored and scratched without proper respect.
Another durable alternative for kitchen countertops is constructed marble. These surfaces have come a long way to give the beauty of the natural stone the durability and trouble-free aspect that is desirable. The design process involves combining natural marble particles with fillers and polymers to improve the quality of the stone. These hybrid peaks are low maintenance and more resistant to stains than natural marble.