One way of maximizing the returns on investment on a kitchen countertop is to choose a material that has a classic aesthetic appeal that never goes out of style. There’s nothing wrong with trendy designs but they tend to go out of style quickly. That’s why it’s best to stick to classic materials such as marble and neutral colors such as white—a color marble is known for.
The popularity of marble countertops has waned in recent years, but this year, they made a comeback. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel and considering a marble countertop for your kitchen, you should do a bit of research first.
To help you get started, here’s a primer on buying marble countertops.
The Appearance of Marble Can Be Modified by Applying Different Finishes
Marble is a smart choice for homeowners that want their traditional kitchen design to stand out a bit more. That’s because each marble slab has a unique veining pattern, which can add a touch of sophisticated elegance to any kitchen and help draw attention to the kitchen space.
Most homeowners prefer leaving the natural veining pattern as is, but if you want a more customized look. You can modify marble’s appearance by applying different finishes. Popular finishes include polished and honed, which give your countertop a glossy and matte look respectively.
Choose White Marble If You’re Concerned About Stains
Of course, marble is not without its disadvantages. One of them is that certain acidic liquids can etch or remove the finish off of marble. Acid etching leaves white marks, which is less noticeable on white marble. Choosing a honed finish, which has already dulled the surface of marble, can also help disguise acid etching marks. For more tips on how to maintain your marble countertop’s aesthetic appeal, you can consult your local kitchen remodeling designers.
Choose a Marble Countertop With a Sealed Finish
A sealed finish helps prevent liquids from penetrating and staining the marble’s surface.
Looking for a kitchen remodeler near you? The Kitchen Store has been helping local residents bring their dream kitchens to life since 1965. We offer a wide range of professional kitchen remodeling services, including services for crafting traditional cabinet designs. To request a free safe, private showroom consultation, call us at (310) 736-1077 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Culver City, CA, as well as the surrounding communities in California.