Marble countertops are truly luxurious and timeless. The unique patterns and versatile colours of this natural rock are as well suited for both classic and modern interiors. As a result, marble has been used as a countertop material for centuries and is still popular today. Marble countertops

Marble is a natural rock that has been formed as a result of intense pressure and heat for millennia. Marbles consist of either calcite or dolomite and may contain quartz, hornblende, garnets, pyroxenes, diopside and serpentine.

Consequently, the texture of marble is porous and the rock is relatively soft compared to other materials used for countertops. This means that marble countertops get damaged and soiled faster than granite, quartz, ceramic or concrete countertops, and require more cleaning and care to preserve their beauty and luxury.

Marble kitchen countertops are therefore more suitable for someone who is willing to work harder to preserve their timeless luxury, or for real chefs who are willing to exhibit signs of their cooking on the countertop with pride.

At the same time, marble is ideal for bathroom countertops, tabletops or wall decorations, as there is less exposure to substances that could damage the marble.

Still, it should be kept in mind that marble absorbs liquid relatively easily and reacts with acid, i.e. contact with acidic detergents and fruits, red wine, juices, tea and coffee, as well as with various oils, should be avoided. All of these may damage the surface of the marble and discolour it.

Fortunately, there are many different cleaning and care products for marble surfaces in modern times, which make it easy to care for the countertops and fill the porous texture of the marble. However, they should still be treated periodically.

Regardless of its capricious nature, marble is still a classic luxury. Other materials are no match for its look.

Prices per square metre of marble countertops start from 180 euros and can reach 250 euros for more exclusive marble.