Ought to I Use Marble For My Kitchen Benchtop
Why Did I Select Marble?
There was by no means any doubt when after we have been planning our construct that I might select Carrara marble for my kitchen. With a nod to the Hamptons aesthetic, marble appeared like the right alternative. My color palette was gray and white so I felt the veining and tones can be excellent. I needed to make use of a luxe, pure materials and to be sincere, on the time I didn’t really feel there have been any respectable ‘marble look’ options.
When selecting my slab from the provider, my coronary heart skipped a beat once I noticed it and I knew it was ‘the one’! It had the right gray and blue tones to work with the Dulux Milton Moon color of my island bench. It was the right measurement and the honed end was much less more likely to scratch.
I needed to make a function of the slab so specified the island bench at 80mm thickness (preserving the perimeter bench at 40mm).
How Is It Holding Up?
4 years on and I will likely be sincere, my beloved marble benchtop tells some tales. Fortuitously these are principally nice reminiscences of cocktail nights (I do love a Lemon Drop!) and dinner events with buddies however within the excessive use areas, the etching and stains are simple. Being a porous and pure materials, the floor is vulnerable to staining from any acidic substance (particularly lemons!) and even oils.
I discover that if spills aren’t cleaned up instantly, they’re more likely to depart a mark. The more severe affected areas are subsequent to the sink the place dishes can pile up. Surprisingly the world surrounding the induction cooktop remains to be trying good. To be clear, from the beginning I’ve by no means needed to be treasured in regards to the benchtop. It’s our household dwelling the place I need to really feel relaxed to ‘reside’ in.
Instead preparation house we specified Caesarstone Frosty Carrina within the Butler’s Pantry. I’ve fortunately despatched the children in right here to do their baking, make slime and pour their juice and haven’t needed to fear about them staining the benchtop. However to be sincere, it doesn’t have the identical really feel. It’s purposeful and works effectively with the color palette however isn’t marble!
Would I Select Marble Once more?
I’m actually sincere when my purchasers ask my opinion of marble as a result of it isn’t for everybody. If you’re the kind of individual that may lose sleep over stains and imperfections in your benchtop then marble is just not your buddy.
Over the previous 4 years I’ve seen many extra ‘marble look’ merchandise emerge that I’ve utilized in kitchen and toilet schemes for purchasers which might be a improbable different. However for me personally the reply is sure! I like the story behind marble and the truth that every slab is so distinctive. Its coldness to the touch and the variation in colors within the veining. This sounds bizarre I do know but it surely actually does carry me pleasure. I’m an enormous believer in surrounding your self in issues that make you content. To totally be comfy with selecting marble I feel you have to see the imperfections as stunning and adore it for what it’s.
I might love to listen to your marble tales, good or unhealthy, so please share.