the classic white marbles
Marble is considered the most elegant stones in the world. It has been used throughout the centuries to decorate the most ornate and prestigious homes in the world. Whether on a wall, your bathroom vanity, or kitchen countertop, these stones are sure to impress. Each slab of Marble is it's own unique piece of artwork. And because none of them are the same, when you find one you love, make sure to purchase it right away before someone else gets it!
One of the most sought after and beautiful marbles on the market. It has a nice soft taupe white background with beautiful bold gray veins. It's beauty also make it one of the most expensive marbles in the world.
Statuary has a beautiful white background with dark gray veins. The background of the stone is typically whiter than Calacatta Gold with darker gray veins. Stones with this stark contrast are sought after and often come at a premium price as well.
This is the classic white marble. It has a white background with subtle veining. It is perfect for anyone looking for a classic look at an affordable price.
care and maintenance
staining and etching
Though marble has been used for thousands of years it can be prone to staining. Because of this, you should ensure that your installer seals the stone after it has been installed. Most sealers do a great job of protecting the stone from staining. Sealers, however, can not protect the stone from etching (dull spots from acid). The main culprits of etching are acidic substances such as lemons, tomatoes, and vinegar. However, glasses with water at their base can leave water marks if left on the stone for a prolonged period of time. The "aging" or "patina" of marble is actually what most people fall in love with. In Italy, they view the marks and scratches here and there as a sign of a used and beautiful kitchen.
Because marble is also a soft stone, it is prone to scratching. If a deep scratch is formed on the surface of your stone, it is possible to have the surface re-finished and brought back to its original look. Also, marble holds its look throughout the stone, so often times scratches are often hard to notice. However, you should always use a cutting board and take caution when sliding pots and pans on the surface of a marble countertop.
honed or polished
Polished marble will have a stunning shine to the surface. However, it will also show etch and scratch marks much more easily. Because of this, and the traditional look, most people choose to have a honed surface. The honed surface is the stone in its' natural form with nothing but a sealer on the surface. Honed surfaces will show scratches and etches less, they typically look lighter in color, and are easier to re-finish.