St. Charles, Missouri has been catering to tourists and passersby for the last 200 years and the residents are the perfect hosts for accommodating visitors. St. Charles used to be a place where explorers, pioneers and Missouri River steamboat captains would stop on their way through town in the early 1800’s. Main Street was bustling with busy shops, inns and carriages passing through then and today it is just as busy but the scenery has changed. The brick paved road offers a charm unlike anywhere else. Lining the historic street are over 25 delicious restaurants, quaint shops to browse through and lively pubs. The historic ambience sets St. Charles apart as an iconic piece of our past. While historic pieces of the past are revered, an outdated kitchen or bathroom is not. If your kitchen is feeling dumpy and sad, the quickest way to change that is with beautiful, new, St. Charles marble countertops. Why choose marble? There are so many reasons why people love marble and we can tell you why.
The beauty of marble
Marble is unique among many countertops for its distinct veining. It is a natural stone formed from dolomite or limestone rock that is subjected to extreme pressure or heat. This is how its distinctive veining is formed that defines and gives the marble that rare quality. Marble countertops create an inherently elegance sophistication that is unmatched from any other natural stone like soapstone or granite.
It does not go out of style as it is a classic stone countertop and is a great choice for any kitchen. It has a historic grandeur, being used in the architecture of grand and spectacular edifices since ancient times in Greece. As a statement of wealth, it was used in their homes, sculptures and cities to state their prominence in society. Due to the rich history of marble, it has a timeless luxury unlike any other natural stone.
Where to use marble
The uses for marble around your home are seemingly endless. From kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops and vanities, bars, kitchen islands, flooring, staircases, pillars, paneling, backsplashes and so much more, the use of marble is a statement piece. It can be polished to a beautiful shine and thus it is not as common in flooring in highly trafficked areas of your home since it can be quite slippery.
It is most popular as a use in countertops and updating your kitchen or bathrooms with marble countertops instantly brings an affluence and dazzle to the most simple of spaces. Marble is not recommended for outdoor surfaces as the moisture and elements can corrode its natural beauty and professional polish. As an indoor piece in any area of your home however, marble is always a good option.
Marble countertops in St. Charles offers an exquisite feel
If you are looking to add value to your home, upgrading your countertops to marble is a wise choice. If you ever plan to sell your home, marble countertops are a great selling point and often catch the eye of buyers in a very positive way. Marble is perfect for the hobbyist baker as they are a fantastic place to work dough. It is naturally cool to the touch and many bakers invest in expensive marble boards for just this reason. But to have an entire countertop of marble is a delight to those who love working with pastry and chocolate confections.
Marble is often less expensive than granite and a fabulous choice if you would like to upgrade to natural stone but do not want the price tag of granite. It can withstand heat from pots and pans beautifully and is a durable choice for your kitchen. Care should be taken as it can scratch and stain but with every day use, your St. Charles marble countertops will look beautiful for many years to come.
Contact Arch City Granite for the best selection and wide variety of colors and styles. We are excited to bring the splendor of marble to your home and help you select the perfect style, thickness and piece to make your kitchen, bathroom or any other area look splendid once again.