There are so many fantastic options available today for benchtops. Gone are the days of the ‘70’s when the style of benchtop was all about laminate and your colour choice was bold or unsightly. While laminate is still available and very popular, you have many more materials to choose from if laminate is not your cup of tea. Marble benchtops are also extremely popular and add a certain sense of class to any style of kitchen they are added to.
What is marble?
When people are deciding on a new benchtop for their kitchens Brisbane they may wonder, what exactly is marble? Marble is a derivative of limestone, it is metamorphic and natural. The stunning colours that are seen in marble benchtops are achieved by applying heat and pressure to marble. This process softens it and it then re-crystallises as a marble with some changes to the mineral element. Marble is extremely durable and once sealed, is very easy to maintain.
Why choose marble?
Aside from the obvious functional qualities such as durability and easy maintenance there are other reasons to choose marble. Often used to show great taste and style, marble adds a wonderful aesthetic to any kitchen. Whether you are after a rustic, elegant or simple look for your kitchen, marble makes a wonderful choice. Versatile and timeless, it would be hard to imagine anyone regretting to use marble in their kitchen renovations Brisbane.
All the colours of marble.
You can choose from a wonderful range of patterns and colours when it comes to marble benchtops. Artic whites, browns, oranges, blacks and reds are a few of the standard choices but a discussion with your designer may find you discover something a little different for you.
Caring for marble.
Natural stones can contract and expand when the temperature changes. For this reason, always be careful when using very cold or hot items in the kitchen and be sure not to place these directly on a marble benchtop. Certain acids, even those found in some foods, can prove to be harsh on marble and may cause it to react on contact. Always use a cutting board to protect the surface. Using a mild detergent to make warm soapy water is best for cleaning your marble benchtop. Steer clear of harsh cleaners that may be abrasive or acidic.
Choosing marble for your kitchen benchtop means choosing a refined and upmarket look for your kitchen that won’t go out of date. Discuss the colour options available with your designer today.