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Marble Stone Versus Quartz For Bathroom Tiles

Quartz For Bathroom Tiles

You’re ready to re-tile your bathroom, but you’re stuck on what type of material to go for; not only that, but you need to think about what colour or pattern to go for too. It’s a myriad of decisions, and it’s no wonder that people get confused!

To help narrow your choice down, you need to break it into bite-sized chunks. First things first – what material are you going to go for? We will concentrate on this choice because it is probably the most important; make a wrong decision here and you may be left with a choice which doesn’t stand the test of time, or one that isn’t right for your particular room and needs. As you can see, you need to pay clear attention to this decision.

One of the biggest one versus the other choices on offer is between marble and quartz.

These are both natural stones, and they are both packed with both pros and cons in each direction.

Marble Stone Bathroom Tiles

Marble is an opulent choice to go for, and it is a very popular one too. Having been used for centuries in bathrooms, white marble, or any other colour actually, has a wonderful appearance, and can give a very sophisticated appearance to your space. One of the main plus points of marble is that it is porous, and whilst this normally wouldn’t be a plus point, in terms of bathroom tiles it is, because it remains dry, without being slippery; water is instantly absorbed.

You will need to seal your tiles regularly, and you will need to look after them well, in order to keep them in top condition, but this isn’t a particular difficult process, provided you do it right. Marble is also available in many different colours and finishes, and it has the advantages of being totally unique – one tile will never be the same as any other, as they all have individual veins running through them.

Quartz Stone Bathroom Tiles

On the other hand, quartz is a strong competitor. Another natural stone, quartz is made up of over 93% natural stone and 7% resin, to add the colour that you want. The main difference between quartz and marble is that quartz is non-porous, therefore it doesn’t absorb water. If we’re talking about worktops, this is a good thing, because it doesn’t soak up liquid and become damaged, but in terms of bathroom tiles, especially floor tiles, this could be a downside, because they may often feel wet, or slippery, without absorbing the water straight away.

On the plus point however, the fact that quartz is non-porous means that it doesn’t harbour germs, and that is a huge advantage in terms of hygiene. You also don’t need to maintain quartz in the same way you do marble, so if you’re looking for a low maintenance and hassle-free tile material choice, quartz could slightly edge it.

Which one you choose really will come down to personal preference, because you’re splitting hairs between them – what one lacks, the other has, and vice versa. Which will you go for?

Be sure to shop around for your tiles, whether you go for marble or quartz, to get the best deal for you, and remember to check out the appearance of the tile in person, to see how they react to both natural and artificial lights.

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Best Tips and Tricks to Clean Granite Work Surfaces

Granite Work Surfaces

Granite is a wonderful choice of natural stone for your kitchen worktop, but that doesn’t mean that you can simply install it and forget about its needs and wants!

Every single stone, whether it is quartz, marble, or granite, needs a little care and attention from time to time, and if you want to keep your worktop in the best condition possible, for as long as possible, then it’s important to know exactly what you’re doing in terms of cleaning.

Yes, there is other maintenance that needs to be done occasionally, such as proper installation by a professional and also annual sealing, to ensure that water doesn’t seep into the interior of the stone and cause any issues in the future, but the one area that you need to be special attention to more than anything else, is cleaning.

If you can keep on top of your cleaning, and if you can do it properly, then your granite natural stone worktop will stand up to the rigors of daily life, and the test of time.

Here’s a few tips and tricks on how to clean your granite work surface.

Avoid anything abrasive, such as scouring pads

Granite is a strong stone, but it is not totally scratch resistant. If you regularly clean using scouring pads then you may find that a few small scratches occur, and these will soon become even more noticeable over time. Stick to soft cloths for cleaning and buffing, to avoid any issues with abrasive cleaning pads.

Avoid any harsh chemicals, stick to warm, soapy water

Bleach and ammonia-containing cleaning fluids are not a granite’s friend in the slightest. Stick to warm, soapy water and you will be more than fine. Bleach and anything chemical is simply going to erode granite, and it will become slowly weaker as time goes on. Sticking to warm, soapy water means that the strength will remain for years, as it is meant to.

Mop up any spillages as soon as they happen

Spillages do happen, this is just part of life, but the key is to mop them up as soon as they occur. Whether this is simply water or it is something which could potentially stain, just mop it up and you won’t have to worry about any issues. Granite work surface is porous, and that means it does absorb liquids – if you keep water on the surface of the worktop then it is just going to slowly seep inside. Similarly, granite isn’t stain-resistant to a huge degree, so anything which is potentially staining could cause an issue over time.

Use worktop savers to elongate lifespan

You can save yourself a lot of time and effort, as well as many issues, if you simply purchase some attractive worktop savers, which complement the beautiful colour of your granite worktop. Put your hot pans down on them and you won’t have burn marks, use them to chop things up on, and you won’t get scratches – worktop savers are literally savers, i.e. granite savers.

As you can see, there is nothing particularly difficult about maintaining and cleaning granite worktops, it’s really about common sense to a large degree, and if you can stick to that advice, then your granite work surface will see you through, no matter what else you throw at it.

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10 Classic Quartz Colours For Kitchen Tops

classic quartz colours

Redecorating a kitchen isn’t an easy or quick task, it needs planning, thought, care, and plenty of attention in order to get it right. If you don’t do any of these, even just one, then you are going to be running the risk of missing out a very important detail, and then you will end up replacing something earlier than you had planned. Time consuming and money consuming – two things you don’t need!

If you opt for classic quartz then you are making a long lasting choice, because this is a very strong stone, very durable, and it also doesn’t need any maintenance after the initial installation. On top of this, quartz is the only natural stone which is non-porous, therefore it doesn’t absorb water, which leads to cracks and problems, and it also doesn’t harbour nasty germs, which can cause illness.

Overall, classic quartz stone is a fantastic option to go for, with very little the way of downside.

One area you may struggle with however is which colour to pick, simply because there are so many. In every single static colour you will find many shades and designs, and it can be hard to narrow it down. To help you in your search, here are ten standard colours which you might like to think about, with a little advice in each about the types of shades and finishes that are available.

  • Black – Monochrome is a design which is never going to go out of fashion, but some people tend to be a little scared of the harshness of this dark colour. If you pick a lighter shade of black, you can create a warmer space, and you simply need to be careful what you pair it with. If you have a small kitchen, a dark décor will only make it look smaller, but if you pair it with a lighter shade, you could create the illusion of space.
  • Grey – Some people are equally as scared as grey, because they have it in their head as a cold, clinical colour. This isn’t true, because if you can pair a light grey with a luxurious cream, you can create a really warm and classy space. If you do want a very modern twist however, dark grey is a good go-to.
  • White – This is a classic quartz colour which surprisingly is available in many different shades! White is never just white, and you can go for off-white if you want to veer a little off target, or pair it with a fleck of silver for a little sparkle.
  • Cream – For those who are a little worried about the starkness of white, cream is a great source of middle ground, and it can look fantastically luxurious and sophisticated when paired with the right shade. How about a latte and cream colour scheme? Wonderful!
  • Beige – This is a colour which has countless shades under its original umbrella. Beige is a middle ground source between darker shades and lighter ones, and as such, it is extremely popular. If you want to go for a traditional, country kitchen kind of vibe, beige is the perfect choice.
  • Brown – Again, you can choose a dark brown or a light one, perhaps even a middle shade, but it adds warmth, especially when you pair it with cream or white.
  • Coffee colours – Here we are talking about the latte, cappuccino, and espresso shades, which all have different intensities within them. For large kitchens you could go darker, so espresso is a good one, but for smaller kitchens, create a sense of space by going for something light and rich, such as latte.
  • Blue – For a calming appearance to your kitchen, where things can sometimes get a little tense, blue is a fantastic choice. Again, choose from a huge range of shades, but go for a lighter shade, such as a duck egg colour, for smaller spaces.
  • Green – This is equally as calming as blue, but a little less harsh in some circumstances. Pairing a light green with speckles within it, with a white or cream cabinet is instantly luxurious and creates that space illusion again.
  • Red – Finally we have a choice you may not have thought of – red. Go for a burgundy shade with a few earthy flecks with it, such as brown or beige, and you will cut down on the ‘out there’ element.

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5 Cream Granite Colours for Kitchen Worktops

Granite Kitchen Worktops

So, you’ve opted for granite for your new kitchen worktop – well done, you’ve chosen very wisely!

Granite is a very hard-wearing choice for your work surface, and it is a stone which is going to stand up to most of the tests you will throw at it over a good few years to come. Of course, no stone in the world is indestructible, not even kryptonite! For that reason, you need to be careful with heat and anything which may scratch the stone, but on the whole, a granite worktop is going to last you for as long as you need it to, without having to replace it too early.

One area you do need to be careful of however is the choice of colour you go for. If you choose a colour which isn’t that neutral, or perhaps not even natural, then when you come to redecorate your kitchen in a few years’ time, you may find that your worktop doesn’t ‘go’ with your new colour scheme. What happens then? You have to change your worktop again, of course. That’s an expensive redecoration.

The answer is to pick wisely at this stage, to avoid problems in the future.

Many people are now opting for cream for their kitchen worktop, no matter what stone they go for. Cream is a very serviceable colour, and it is one which looks ultra-cosy, but yet professional at the same time. You can basically dress cream up in any way you want to, making it a very flexible choice for your new kitchen worktop.

Of course, every colour has different shades, and granite is also available in different patterns and finishes also. To help you decide which cream to go for, check out these suggestions of the top five cream granite colours.

Giallo Ornamental – This is a good middle ground between cream and beige, or even brown, because whilst the base colour is undeniably cream, the top covering is flecked with dark brown and beige lines and spots. You could easily pair this shade with either beige, brown, or cream cabinets.

Shivakashi – This particular shade is quite different, but not at all ‘out there’. This is therefore a flexible option. The cream base is accented with brown, orange, and grey lines and speckles, all in a very unpredictable pattern. Again, this is easy to combine with many other decors.

Rosa Porrino – If you want something which is more of a predictable and therefore ordered pattern when you choose a cream base colour, this is for you. The grey, brown, and black fleck pattern is ordered and regular, giving you a really luxurious-looking covering.

Imperial White – No, it’s not white! Despite the name, this is actually a white and cream colour scheme, and one which looks beautiful. The great advantage of this is that you can create many different decors and it will go with many other colours. The pattern is small and grained, which isn’t too bold. Basically, this will look fantastic in either a traditional kitchen or a modern one.

Ivory Fantasy – The name alone sounds fantastic, but the actual colour scheme is really very opulent. The cream base is covered in veins which are borderline silver and white, with darker flecks running across the top of it.

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Why Marble Stone is Best for Wet Rooms and Vanity Units

marble wet rooms

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that some of the world’s most luxurious bathrooms all tend to have one thing in common – there is marble stone there in some way.

There are a few reasons for this, and if you are looking to install a new wet room or vanity unit into your house, here is why you should probably look towards marble stone.

There are two types – polished and honed. Polished is shiny and sleek, catching the eye and reflecting the light; toned is more toned down, quite sophisticated. Of course, marble creates the illusion of a large room, so if your bathroom is small, marble in a light shade could do wonders for its appearance. There is also the light reflection side of things, which again makes the room looks bigger than it really is.

This aside, check out these other reasons:

No slippery floor problems

Marble is porous and that means it absorbs water quickly. For this reason, you’re not going to have slippery floors, which is not something you want from a wet room or vanity unit environment. The floor/unit will then immediately feel clean and dry, without you needing to clean or mop afterwards.

Lots of colour choices available

You might just be automatically thinking about white, but you have other options available to you also. If you want to go for something a little more muted, go for a grey, coffee brown, or even black, but if you do want to go for something truly classic, it has to be white. Easy slab is also individual, with lines running through (veins), which are never replicated exactly in another slab.

Easy to clean

You need a wet room or vanity unit to be very easy to clean, otherwise you are going to give yourself a mountain to climb. Because the stone is porous, we mentioned that water will be absorbed quite quickly, and that means you simply have to clean up any messes which remain afterwards. Of course, we know that marble isn’t stain resistant, so always mop up any potential staining material immediately.

Easy maintenance

Whilst you are going to have to maintain your marble stone regularly, it is not going to take too much trouble or time. Again, always mop up any spillages immediately, and you could consider using a sealing spray on a regular basis, just to keep your stone looking as fantastic as when it was first installed. You will need to seal your surface perhaps on a yearly basis, but this is not a high cost process, and something you can arrange quite easily, or perhaps do yourself.

As you can see, there are many reasons why marble stone is the stone of choice for wet rooms and vanity units. Aside from the fantastic appearance, there are many other advantages, such as the quick drying element, cutting out the changes of an accident due to slippage.

You might have been put off marble in the past because people told you it was easy to break and fragile, but if you buy a quality product, this is just not the case. Take your time shopping around and make sure you get the highest quality for your cash – this means your marble will last you much longer as a result.

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Tips & Tricks to Clean Black Granite Worktops

Black Granite Worktops

Black granite is a very hard wearing and durable stone, but it is also one which requires maintenance and care, as with any type of stone you use for a worktop.

A kitchen worktop undergoes a lot of stress and strain during its life, from hot pans, impact, and spillages, and you need to give it some care and attention, in order to prolong its life and keep it looking wonderful for as long as it is supposed to. Put simply, if you look after your granite worktop, no matter what colour, it will stand the test of time, giving you a cost effective choice of material.

Okay, so you have a black granite worktop, and it looks ultra sleek and fantastic in your kitchen space. You could easily go for a monochrome style with this, or you could do something a little different, by pairing it with perhaps red or white – the choice there is yours.

How do you look after your black granite worktop?

Wipe up any spillages immediately

Granite isn’t going to suddenly explode or expand if you don’t immediately jump in and clean up a spillage, but you need to do it quite quickly, as the cumulative effect of this over time will cause it to become slightly damaged, or even crack. Granite is non-porous to a degree, but to a degree it isn’t, so don’t take the risk. Any spillage should simply be mopped up with a soft cloth and if necessary, warm water and soap.

Don’t use abrasive sponges or cloths

Scouring pads are a no-no, because over time this will scratch your worktop, and cause it to look much less quality than when it was installed. A soft cloth is enough to clean up any problems, and to buff your surface you could go with a buffing cloth, which doesn’t contain any abrasives.

Avoid any harsh cleaning products

Bleaches and ammonias are a huge no no also. Harsh chemicals can slowly erode the quality of your granite, and then you are leaving yourself open to cracks and breaks, which will be costly to repair. Stick to warm water and soap, which should do the job.

A sealing spray occasionally can help

Whilst you don’t need to constantly seal your granite, it will need it occasionally; you can cut down on the frequency of this by using a sealing spray, around once per month, which should be enough to prolong the life of your granite worktop, no matter what the colour.

It’s important to note that just because your worktop is black, doesn’t mean you don’t need to maintain it as harshly as you would with white. Yes, it might not show up the messes quite so easily, but that doesn’t mean they don’t cleaning up! Always be on the look out for anything which could cause damage to your new work surface over time. Black looks fantastic when buffed with a soft cloth after cleaning, and will really make the surface sparkle, especially under spot lights.

When finding the best black granite work surface, always remember to shop around for price, and check out the actual shade of black in person, rather than just relying on internet pictures – sometimes shades look dramatically different when placed under artificial or natural light.

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6 Things You Should Know About Carrara Marble Worktops

Carrara Marble Worktops

When you are shopping around for the best worktop for your new kitchen or bathroom, you need to put some time and effort into the process, that’s for sure. Simply hitting and hoping, by picking the first thing you come into contact with, purely because you have no idea what you are doing, is not the best way forward.

This is a piece of equipment which you need to stand the test of time, because it is also probably the most expensive part of your new décor. For that reason, you need to do your research, and that also includes which manufacturer you’re going to go for, what material you’re going to go for, and then what colour you’re going to go for.

So many decisions!

Marble is a very popular choice of worktop material, whether for a kitchen or bathroom, and it is a very classic and timeless one too. Marble certainly looks fantastic, no matter what colour you go for, with white certainly being the most iconic choice. Each slab has individual veins, which are never replicated, and that makes your work surface as individual as you are!

So, you’re then thinking about which manufacturer to go with, and one of the most popular is Carrara.

What do you need to know about Carrara marble worktops?

Let’s check it out.

Carrara is a big named brand. When you buy from a large brand company, you do get a certain amount of peace of mind, because they must be popular for a reason, right? That’s certainly the case here, with many happy customers in the past – check out testimonials if you need some further reassurance of a nudge in the right direction.

You can choose from a large choice of colours. A big colour range is not saved for just granite or quartz work surfaces, because Carrara offer a big choice in their marble range also. White is certainly one of those choices, but you can go for black, grey, blue, grey, brown, the list goes on, and there are many different shade choices within each category also. It’s a good idea to head to the showroom to see how they look in real life, because different types of light can affect their appearance.

Carrara choose the best stones to make their marble worktops. This is another perk of choosing a big named brand, because you know they use the best materials available to them, without going for cheaper options to lower prices.

You won’t pay the cheapest price, but you will get quality. Shop around for deals, epically during typical sale periods, such as New Year, but generally speaking you will pay a regular amount for your new marble worktop. Marble isn’t the cheapest option, because quartz is often cheaper, but again check out deals for savings.

Carrara are quick! The company have a seven day turnaround in terms of production, which makes them one of the industry leaders. This gives you further peace of mind.

You have a warranty. Buying from a big named brand like Carrara means you have a warranty at your disposal, which means you have further peace of mind again. Check out your options on warranty, as this will change depending on what you go for etc.

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7 Beautiful Quartz Silestone Colours For Kitchen Worktops

Quartz Silestone

You want a new kitchen worktop, but you have to make a few decisions before you make the purchase.

Firstly, what material are you going for? What colour? Where are you going to buy it from?

Silestone quartz is a fantastic choice in terms of producer of quartz, and this high quality brand means you have the fall back of a warranty on top of everything else. It’s always a good idea to check shades on the internet and then go to a showroom, to see how it looks in different lights, because this can often be the make or break point; just because a shade looks grey in artificial light, and on the internet, doesn’t mean it will look grey in daylight, in your kitchen.

If you need a little inspiration, here are seven wonderful Silestone shades you can choose for your new kitchen worktop, all of which work wonderfully well with other colours in your décor.

Blanco Zeus Extreme – This is a white shade, but it is slightly offer white, veering slightly towards cream, which makes it easier to look after and easier to clean. The lack of blinding white also means that it goes with other colours much easier, so if you are wanting a monochrome design, a coffee design, or perhaps a grey and cream décor, this is the shade you could go for. It is also glossy in finish and doesn’t have lines running through it.

Arctic – This is a white shade, literally, but it has darker grey flecks running through it, which breaks up the expanse of colour. Again, this goes with many other colours, so you can easily pair your black, grey, brown, or other white cabinets with this kitchen worktop, for a wonderful finished product.

Hudson – This particular shade is in the Silestone Ocean Series and is actually a light brown shade which has grey lines running through it. This is a very sleek finish choice, and the lines aren’t too prominent, which makes it easy to clean, easy to look after, and very modern for your new kitchen décor.

Rosso Monza – Not everyone wants a kitchen which is muted or neutral, so if you are after a truly retro theme, this particular red shade is fantastic. In the Silestone Life! Series, Rosso Monza will look fantastic with glossy white or black. Of course, if you go for this particular option you are going to struggle in the future if you want to totally change your décor and go muted, but if you are keen on staying bold, this is a beautiful shade to go for.

Doradus – It’s likely that black will never go out of fashion, and in that case, Doradus is a fantastic choice. This is a black shade, but it has tiny flecks of dark grey running though it, which aren’t that noticeable unless you look very closely. This means that the shade is interesting, and interesting is always good! Of course, black is also very easy to look after, when compared to white and lighter shades.

Pulsar – If you have a country kitchen/farmhouse theme, then Pulsar is a great choice of shade for your new kitchen worktop. This is a cream shade and it has yellow/light brown flecks running through it, which seem to be arranged in a pattern which almost looks like flowers. This means you will have a very charming and retro work surface, which will look great with other muted cabinets.

Black Canyon – Finally we have another dark choice, but this one isn’t black, it is actually dark brown, with white, grey and black flecks in it, which almost look like sand. In the Mountain Series, this Silestone quartz choice is natural and neutral, looking great in either a modern kitchen, or something more farmhouse in style.

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Quartz Stone Splashbacks Vs Glass Splashbacks

Quartz Stone Splashbacks

A splashback is an integral part of your kitchen; not only does it look great, but it works to protect your walls from the splattering of food when cooking. Of course, you can go without one, but after a few days you will certainly see the major benefit that this piece of equipment can give you.

Many people don’t place that much importance on a splashback, simply because it doesn’t jump out at you, not like a work surface or the cabinets do, but the fact remains that a splashback will complete your kitchen design in many different ways.

Of course, within this you have several choices, but the main two go between quartz stone and glass.

Which should you choose?

Let’s look at them one by one and see if we can whittle down your decision.

Quartz Stone Splashbacks

Quartz is a very strong and durable stone, and the main three benefits are that it is a) stain resistant, b) heat resistant and c) doesn’t require maintenance after the initial installation. All of this adds up to a long lasting, strong, and cost effective choice.

If you have a quartz work surface then you can add serious style to your kitchen by continuing the splashback in the same colour and pattern as you have chosen for your work surface; this will simply mean the eyeline is drawn up in continuity and will look fantastic as a result. The fact the material requires little maintenance also means that aside from cleaning up regularly, as you would do anyway, you don’t need to seal the material more than once, i.e. when it is installed.

Glass Splashbacks

On the other hand you have the minimalistic and modern look of glass. First things first, the advantages. Glass is easy to clean, as you simply wipe it with a damp cloth and you’re sorted. Secondly, glass looks fantastic because it is modern and shiny, so if you have a modern kitchen décor, glass is going to look great and fit in perfectly. Glass is also cheaper than quartz, so if you’re on a budget, this is a great one to go for.

Of course, glass does chip occasionally so you need to be careful in terms of looking after your splashback. On top of this, you won’t have the continuity opportunity that you would have if you chose a quartz work surface and splashback.

You are really splitting hairs in terms of which one you go for, and you could argue that this is really down to cost and whether you want to continue your quartz colour and pattern scheme up from your current work surface. If you are on a budget, glass is probably going to be best, and this is also going to look equally as modern as your modern kitchen. If you have a more retro look, i.e. a farmhouse décor, then quartz will fit in better, because glass is always going to look more sleek and modern than quartz will.

Which will you choose?

The best advice is to check your budget, check your décor requirements and choose based on those two facets. If you have a modern kitchen, probably go for glass; if you have a retro or classic kitchen, go for quartz. If you’re simply on a budget? It’s glass for you.

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Pros and Cons of White Marble Kitchen Worktops

White Marble Kitchen Worktops

Do you go for it, or do you avoid it?

White marble has long been a fiery debate in the home décor world, but the fact remains that white marble looks wonderful, especially when it is looked after properly.

You will find white marble bathrooms especially in many places of importance, such as stately homes, for example, but white marble also works fantastically well in a kitchen too.

If you want to explore this a little more, check out these pros and cons of white marble kitchen worktops.

Pros of White Marble Kitchen Worktops

  • White marble looks fantastic in a kitchen, and can be used as either a modern theme, with monochrome, or it can be use in a farmhouse/retro theme – the choice there is yours.
  • Every single slab is individual – White marble slabs are never the same as each other, which means you are not going to have the same work surface as your neighbour!
  • Provided you clean your white marble worktop regularly and avoid anything too harsh in terms of cleaning products, and avoid anything abrasive in terms of cloths and sponges, you will have an easy to look after surface.
  • Baking fans will find the constantly cool temperature of marble works great when making items such as pastry.
  • White marble is never going to go out of fashion, it is basically sophistication with a capital S!

Cons of White Marble Kitchen Worktops

  • Marble, no matter what the colour, is porous, and that means it is going to absorb any liquids which it comes into contact with. This over time can cause breakage and cracking, so always clean up any spillages immediately.
  • Marble requires more maintenance than granite or quartz. This means you are going to need to regularly seal your work surface, and be a little more careful than you would be otherwise.
  • The cost. White marble, in fact any marble, does cost a little more than quartz for sure, and even granite. If you are keen on white marble however, you can easily shop around for the best deals on the actual slab and installation, so this is a case of patience and determination!
  • Not heat resistant. Always use heat saving pads on your kitchen surface, and never put a hot pan directly on the work surface. Marble isn’t heat resistant, unlike quartz, and that means you need to look after your surface in this particular area – you can buy some very attractive heat resistant pads however!

These are the main pros and cons of white marble worktops in your kitchen. Hopefully this will have dispelled some of the myths that surrounds this beautiful stone. Yes, white marble is a little difficult to look after when you compare it to others, especially quartz, but that doesn’t make it fragile in any way.

There is a very good reason why white marble has been used to much in the past, and why it continues to be used in places of high importance. This is basically because it looks great, and appearances are pretty much most of what you are looking for. Of course, you want it to be durable, but provided you give your white marble work surface some care and attention, and you are mindful of its potential failings, there is no reason why this won’t be a fantastic addition to your kitchen.

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