From the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, you can see the landscape from 50, 100 and 150 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. You get a birds-eye view of the location where Lewis and Clark began their expedition to the west. The tower itself is a monument and was created with 2,060 truckloads of concrete.
People have been building monuments for a long time. Think back to ancient Greece and the Parthenon comes to mind. The ancient Romans used marble in the creation of the Coliseum. Even in our own country, marble was used to create the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Marble has a lot more uses than just monuments. Marble has been used inside of homes for centuries.
Here at Arch City Granite, we specialize in creating marble countertops in Edwardsville. We find the most beautiful slabs of marble and bring them to our showrooms so you can have the marble you want inside of your home.
Marble is created when limestone is buried deep under the earth. The resulting pressure and heat change the limestone into marble. Because of this marble is considered to be a metamorphic rock, because it has undergone such drastic changes. The veins of coloring you see in granite countertops are caused from the inclusion of other minerals. The overall look and feel of marble will transform any home.
Your bathroom or kitchen will never look more elegant than with marble. When used in the kitchen, you will be happy to know that marble can take the heat. Since it was created with intense pressure and heat, you will easily be able to set a hot pot or pan down on the surface of your marble countertop.
Taking Care of Your Marble
Even though a marble countertop can take the heat, it cannot take acids. There are acid components in wine, coffee, juice, and fruit. If something with acid spills on your marble countertop, the acid reacts with the carbonate inside of the stone and it begins to etch.
Our marble countertops come with a sealant. The sealant help protect the countertop from spills, but you should still make certain any spill is still cleaned up. When you clean your marble, you should avoid using harsh cleaners.
Bleach or heavy detergents can degrade the sealant. When you clean your marble countertops, all you need is a washcloth, warm water a bit of soap. The biggest part of maintaining you marble will be keeping the sealant in place. Depending on the amount of use, you should plan on adding a new sealant layer every 9 months to an year. If you have questions about the sealant feel free to ask our sales team. If you use a sealant from the store, follow the directions and make certain it is listed for use on marble countertops. If you keep your marble clean and keep it sealed, you countertops will last a lifetime.
Arch City Granite
If you are looking for marble, then we are your Edwardsville marble supplier. We use the most sophisticated measuring equipment, so we can get the perfect fit. Our fabrication process is innovative and technological. We use computer aided cutting machines that take away the human error. We are able to transform slabs of marble into the most beautiful and elegant marble countertops you have seen. With Arch City Granite, you will be able to make your home improvement dreams into a reality. We want to help you transform your kitchen or bathroom. When you think marble countertops in Edwardsville, think Arch City Granite.