Search quickly through any of the top interior design sites or publications, and you’ll see many kitchens and bathrooms filled with dazzling mosaics, floor tiles and sultry slabs of marble. Follow this up with brief research on marble used in kitchen design, and you’ll also find tons of information warning you of the material’s lack of durability and need for constant care and maintenance.
There appears to be a disjunction between the two worlds, and there are still many who are weary of using the gorgeous stone in their designs for fear of its fragility. The marble trend, however, is in full swing for 2015 and shows no signs of letting up. It’s time to cast away your doubts and enjoy all that this classic stone beauty has to offer.
Undeniably, the fresh look of a white marble such as Italian Statuary, Calacatta, Carrara, or Greek Thassos are nothing short of show-stoppers when entertaining guests. These stones have proven themselves over the centuries and will remain a luxury market product.
In 2015, more suppliers are stocking up on white marbles as requests pour in daily from designers, builders, and homeowners. So why would someone sacrifice this aesthetic beauty of nature in the sole interest of functionality alone?
From years of experience working in the stone industry, I have learned that not one material is protected from damage if installed or cared for improperly. I have seen the hardest granites stain, scratch, and chip; I’ve seen quartz counters damaged when hot skillets are placed directly on their surfaces, and the list goes on and on.
With Google being easily accessible to homeowners who do more research than ever on home design trends and materials, there has been a lot of information published from less than reputable sources on the topic of marble. These sites can sour a homeowner’s enthusiasm and deter them from investing in marble.
Like any luxury car enthusiast, the owner of marble has a passion for luxury and classic tastes. Care and maintenance come with the territory, no matter purchasing your dream car or dream kitchen. Your selection of your marble shouldn’t be much different than this.
Can marble scratch? Yes. Can it chip? Yes. Are there ways to ensure it will maintain its beauty for years to come, yes! At ACD, we take time to outline valuable information and best practices when it comes to protecting the beauty of our customers’ marble surfaces.
I have done thousands of jobs in marble over the course of my career and recently there has been a resurgence in the use of the material. It’s not often that I get a call back from a client complaining of their marble because I educate them on the do’s and don’ts and how to best maintain and care for their most precious investment. An ounce of preservation is worth a pound of cure, and educating people is the best way to preserve their marble. ACD uses the highest quality impregnating sealers available on the market and your countertops always come to you sealed and ready to use.
This material holds a special place in my heart and through years of experience our team has learned its subtle intricacies. With names like Crema Delicato, Calacatta Caldia, Arabescato, Bianco Lasa and Afyon White, the large selection of marbles to choose from can become daunting. We have fabricated them all and have skillfully transformed their raw beauty into cutting edge works of art. Projects have include mitred or laminated edges with custom edge profiles, waterfall ends that wrap down to the floor, wall cladding from floor to ceiling, and full slab shower walls.
We enjoy assisting people in making informed decisions when it comes to this misinterpreted, timeless stone. Let our team at ACD help you bring your designs to life and be confident in your decision to work with us.