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spacerThe rich tones of the marble color palette are plentiful encompassing creamy whites and neutrals, dreamy yellows, soft oranges, ocean greens and amazing blacks.

spacerThe dramatic veining looks spectacular on countertops and marble floors and will easily complement most other design elements and themes.

spacerChoose a similar pattern/material and color shade on your floors and walls to avoid a chaotic look.

Marble Slab, Marble Tile and Special Considerations
spacerMarble is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs as well as the full range of tile sizes from 1-inch mosaic tile up to large 24-inch floor tile.
spacerMarble is a crystalized limestone and therefore can be polished to a mirror-finish, which really brings out the depth in it's color and looks gorgeous.
spacerHowever, marble polishing is only recommended for countertops that are lightly used such as a powder bath, tabletop, pass bar or furniture piece, but NOT for kitchen countertops or the wet bar.

Why? . . .
spacerMarble is made of calcium carbonate, which is reactive with acids (fruit juice, soda, coffee, alcohol, salad dressing, etc.) and will "etch" upon contact with acids.
spacerEtching destroys the polish leaving a dull, light spot. You'll get these dull spots all over with marble in the kitchen. Also, marble is softer and more prone to scratching than granite.
Polished marble is very stain resistant, but still not good for kitchens due to etching. Sealing does not prevent etching.

Love to bake?
spacerOne exception to the "rule" stated above is if you are a serious baker.
A marble slab is "the" countertop of choice for making dough--that is pies and bread, not money! Although it may feel like you're making money on such a luxurious countertop.

Natural Beauty.
spacer So if you love the look of marble countertops and want to use it in your kitchen, choose the honed finish and always use coasters, cutting boards and trivets to protect against scratches.

Marble Care.
spacerIt's worth noting that marble is traditionally left to age naturally letting friends and family rub "life" into the stone--stains and all.

Natural Aging.
spacer Over the years the marble will absorb stains, the patina will change and the stone will begin to reflect the essential character of your home. This is especially true of marble tile floors, which become more beautiful with age and use.
spacerIt's hard to resist the quintessential beauty and the feelings of warm opulence that marble conveys to any room. Marble countertops and marble flooring will add immeasurable value and years of pleasure to your home.

More Ideas.
spacer Also, consider using this natural stone for marble bathroom vanities


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