Remodeling your kitchen can be a stressful, yet rewarding experience. It’s stressful in that there are a lot of things to take into consideration when planning and executing a kitchen renovation, and it’s exciting because the end result will be an expression of your own unique sense of design. The kitchen countertop is one part of a kitchen remodel that gets a lot of attention, and rightfully so. The counter plays a large role in the functionality of the kitchen, and if you have a lot of counter space, it can easily catch the eye of all who enter. Stone is a popular choice for kitchen countertops, and homeowners have different opinions on which type of stone they prefer. Marble is a popular choice for many, but it is it the best choice? Not quite.
There’s no doubt about the fact that marble can make any space look nicer. It adds a touch of grace and class and, when executed properly, it can do a great job of complementing the other elements of an interior décor. But while its looks are captivating, marble is a porous stone, (much more porous than granite) so it’s much more susceptible to showing damage from harsh household acids, such as vinegar, citrus fruits, ketchup, mustard, and many other popular kitchen items. It can also be scratched much more easily than a harder stone like granite, so homeowners with marble kitchen countertops need to be extra careful when using knives or sliding dishes and other items across the surface.
While marble isn’t the necessarily the best countertop material if you’re looking for durability and lasting looks, it does make an excellent pastry slab because its surface is perfectly smooth and cool, which is ideal for rolling dough and making pie crusts. So, depending on how you plan on using your kitchen, a marble countertop could be a good choice.