Pro Tips on Shopping for Marble Countertops

Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014 by Govi Reddy
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Source: Dwell

Ah, the magnificence of marble. It’s elegant, grand and refined all at the same time. It can transform an otherwise ordinary space into something extraordinary, and it’s one of the world’s most immediately recognizable natural stones.

It’s easy to fall in love with marble countertops and walls, both in the kitchen and the bathroom. However, it can also be incredibly difficult to shop for marble, which is why most people turn to the experts for help.

One such expert is Arthur Moloian, senior manager of merchandising at Ann Sacks Tile & Stone. In an interview with Dwell, he shared some practical tips for anyone interested in adding the magnificence of marble to their home.

If you’re looking for a lot of veining, Moloian suggests using Calacatta, Statuary or Arabascato. All offer distinct veining patterns that are readily apparent. For those seeking dramatic patterns, he suggests looking at a slab of Breccia, which offers striking patterns that appear broken or fractured.

If you’re looking for something subtle, consider Carrara, Crema Marfil or Bardiglio. These slabs present veining patterns that are more subdued and soft, making them perfect as marble countertops in spaces where a more elegant look is desired.

If you’d like a splash of color, Moloian suggests Arabascato or Cippolino, which has a rich green and white veining pattern. Cippolino is often used in bathrooms, on the counters, as well as on the walls.

If you want something that will stand the test of time, don’t be afraid to go with classic white marble. White works everywhere and in every room. Moloian is particularly fond of the classic Calacatta, Carrara and Statuary slabs, which are all from the Carrara region of Italy.

Before you make up your mind, consult closely with an expert. As you can see, there are a lot of factors to consider, and someone with extensive experience can help you find just the right slab, with just the right color, veining and cut to meet your needs.

If you’re interested in adding marble to your home today, contact the experts at Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. in St. Louis.

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