You can easily enjoy the serenity of nature by going for a walk or jog on the Riparian Trail or the Monarch Chesterfield Levee Trail that runs throughout the Chesterfield Valley. If you want to bring beauty into your home, there is something magical about marble. Granite has splotches of coloring, while marble has those deep veins of color that slide through it cools surface. Simply put, marble adds a sense of elegance to your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. It doesn’t take long to understand why marble has been used in cathedrals and palaces for centuries.
Whether you are looking to renovate your home with new countertops, or you are looking for something in your new home, marble will give you the look and feel you want. Arch City Granite wants to help you understand the addition of marble in your home. We work to provide you with excellent customer service and superior products. When we come to your home, we use computer aided measuring equipment so we can get your countertops to have a perfect fit. Our installers are the best in the business. They work around your schedule and are exceptionally efficient. If you are looking for Chesterfield marble countertops, you can’t go wrong with Arch City Granite.
When looking at marble, it is easy to see price tags. Its soft elegance adds a sense of majesty. Even though you might think it is expensive, there are several common varieties that are inexpensive. With marble it is all about availability. Carrara marble comes from Italy, but it is widely available and the price is super reasonable. If you go with a more luxury marble like Calacatta or Statuario, you are going to be paying a lot more because they are a not as common.
Getting the Most out of Marble
- Combating Porosity:
- Marble as a natural stone is very porous. If left untreated it can easily stain from oils, dark colored wines, and juices. Because marble is porous, liquids can seep deep into the rock and make a mess. The best way to combat this is to have your marble sealed. A good sealant will be able to keep your marble countertops looking its best and significantly reduce the risk of staining. Keeping your sealcoat current is important. You can either add new stain yourself, or hire a professional.
- Either way, you will want to make certain that you keep your marble countertop sealed. If you ever do stain your marble, don’t panic. One of the best treatments for stains is to use a baking soda paste. If you leave the paste on your countertop overnight, it will often pull the stain up out of the marble. Still though, the best way to combat stains is to have your marble sealed and keep it that way.
- Combating Scratches:
- Since marble is a softer type of stone it can scratch. If you are doing the dishes and your belt buckle moves hard across the surface, you can leave a scratch. The same can be said for heavy metal objects and even jewelry. There is a great way to combat scratches. Marble comes in to different finishes. You can have a polished finish or a honed finish.
- While the polished finish gives the marble a glass look, that is really beautiful, it also shows off any scratches. The best way to hide a few scratches is to get your marble outfitted with the honed surface. If your marble is honed, it will have a matted look. It might not be as glassy as a polished surface, but it will help to hide any scratches. You will also want to take a bit of care. If you set something down on your marble countertop, make certain you have a hot pad or soft rag on the surface first.
Arch City Granite
If you have additional questions about installing a Chesterfield marble countertop in your home, you can come down to one of our facilities and ask any of our service staff. We want you to have the right countertop for you home. At Arch City Granite, you will experience a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. We want to help you find what is right for you and your home. We can help you find the right coloring for your home and give you the customer service experience you deserve. When you want marble countertops, you need to check out Arch City Granite. We have the selection you want and experience you need.