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Marble Countertops

by Gabby Hyman
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Benefits of marble countertops

There are many great benefits of marbles countertops in your kitchen. The most popular reason someone would get it is probably because of its sheer beauty. The look of marble countertops is nearly un-matched with any other material out there. There are, however, other benefits of marble countertops that make them an excellent choice for your kitchen.

Marble countertop is one of the most expensive choices; however with proper care it can last over a hundred years and still maintain a magnificent look. Since marble is such a hard stone it is highly resistant to scratches, cracks and breakage. The finish can be affected, but this can be repaired. It is recommended that a trained professional be the one to do the repair.

Marble countertops are made from cultured marble stones, depending on where it is cultured will determine its exact color. There are a variety of colors and hues to choose from and the design options are numerous. Adding marble countertops will not only be an attractive addition to your home, but will increase the value of your home, as well.

Cons of marble countertops

If a hot pan is placed directly on top of the marble countertop it can damage the countertop. It doesn't actually damage the stone, but it can damage the sealant that is used and can actually sometimes change the color of the stone underneath. If the color is affected then nothing can be done to correct it. If the sealant is the only thing damaged, by either heat, scratches or marring then it can corrected.

The top coat can be ground down and another layer reapplied and you will have a finished product that looks just as great as when it was first installed.

About the Author
Gabby Hyman has written for print and online media for more than 20 years. He has created online content for eToys, GoTo.com, Siebel Systems, Avaya, and Nissan UK. He has also been a web consultant to the Governor of California. As an author of fiction, journalism, and poetry, Gabby is a former English professor for the University of Illinois, University of Alaska, and Old Dominion University. He holds an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Alabama.

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