Carrera marble is arguably one of the most luxurious materials used in interior design. It has a classic beauty that is simply timeless.
Marble has been used for thousands of years since Roman and Greek times and is still widely popular today. So, is it a good choice for your kitchen? See below for the pros and cons of this material to find out if it’s the right fit for you.
There are some fantastic and compelling attributes of marble that can’t be ignored. For starters, it is drop-dead gorgeous. In our book, there is nothing more stunning in a kitchen then a Carrera slab countertop.
In addition to its beauty, it also stays cool, making it a great surface for making chocolate and pastries. You can also easily find it in a variety of shapes and sizes. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a natural stone store that didn’t have at least a couple of marble options. Heck, even Home Depot carries marble tile.
As great as marble can be, it does have some drawbacks that need consideration. Marble is a porous material so it can stain from wine, and other acidic liquids such as fruit juice. The stain of the liquids will usually wipe up, but will leave an “etch” or a dull spot in the finish.
It is also softer than other natural stones, such as granite, making it more prone to scratching.
So back to the original question, “Is it a good choice for your kitchen?” The answer is, it depends on your lifestyle and expectations. If you are someone who likes materials that age and patina over time, marble could be a great choice for you.
On the other hand, if you are someone who likes things to stay looking brand new, you would be much better off going with a material that doesn’t scratch and stain such a quartz.
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