Is it wise to put white marble countertops in your kitchen? There are many aesthetic qualities of marble that you cannot find in other countertop materials. Marble countertops are classic, beautiful and bright which you cannot always get with granite or soapstone. Depending on the type of marble, it can cost less than many granites and quartz. Marble is also readily available. Most stone fabricators have marble in stock.
However, there are some very important maintenance qualities that give marble a bad rap. They do scratch easily, especially if they come into contact with something acidic. Red wine and some fruits are notorious for leaving behind stains on marble countertops. Always use coasters with glasses, especially when they contain alcohol or citrus juices. Do not directly place hot cookware on it and use placemats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that can scratch the surface. If you do happen to spill something on the countertop, blot it up and flush the area with water and mild soap several times. Dry it with a cloth. For help on specific types of stains, this guide will provide a solution.
If you are one to notice every watermark or flaw, marble will not be a good choice, but if you don’t mind a few imperfections and love the aesthetic quality of white marble countertops, then we say go for it!