Emperador Dark Marble
Marble countertops will also scratch more easily since it scores a four on Mohs scale of hardness versus granite’s rating of seven. Some people assume that if marble is sealed, these tendencies will disappear but that is not actually the case. Most installers will use an impregnating sealer that sits just below the surface of the marble. Therefore, the surface is still susceptible to these occurrences.
If you want to consider using marble countertops in your kitchen you must set the proper expectation for its performance. It will not look the same 10 years from now as it did the day it was first installed. It will etch and scratch, we call this a patina and many consider it a thing of beauty. Yes, you can resurface the marble countertops to restore it to its original luster but this is a messy and expensive project. It is hard to duplicate the polish on areas that have been affected so you will usually need to do the whole thing.
- Straight Edge Marble Countertops
- Square Edge Marble Countertops
- Eased Edge Marble Countertops
- Beveled Edge Marble Countertops
- Double Bevel
- Quarter Round Edge
- Waterfall Edge
- Half Bullnose
We are doing a major kitchen/family renovation and my husband and I have very different design ideas. Before we choose any product we want to make sure that we have plenty of options from which to choose and that is one of the reasons why I highly recommend that you should go to Masterpiece on Bentley Avenue. They have the very BEST selection of countertops that I could find anywhere in Ottawa and you can actually choose the exact slab(s) that you want in your home. The service is outstanding and the staff are very knowledgeable. We told one of the staff what we were looking for and, without hesitation, he suggested two different granite slabs (out of hundreds in the warehouse) and, within minutes, we had made our choice. We wish we had known of Masterpiece earlier in our search for a beautiful countertop. It would have saved us a lot of time!