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5 Must-Know Tips for Choosing the Perfect Marble Countertop

Marble countertops are a great choice for a range of spaces — kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, dens, and other areas in the home or business. They’re also a great choice in commercial baking kitchens, prized for their cool-to-the-touch feeling, and heat tolerance.

But — how does one choose the perfect marble countertops? It can involve aligning your needs, your goals, and your budget, with your available options in terms of cut, slab, finish, and edge. To get a better idea, let’s explore some must-know tips for choosing the perfect marble countertop. Let’s dive in.

1. Think About The Space

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Your first consideration might be thinking about the space in which you’re installing the counters. Whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen, or other living area, consider the amount of space around the counters and how far you would like your counters to overhang.

Additionally, consider how they will fit into your space vertically — how high the counters are, what other objects or fixtures are nearby, and what the counters will have on top of them. This can impact your choice of cut thickness.

2. Think About Your Theme

Contrary to the perceptions of many, marble isn’t confined to white and grey veining, and can come in a range of styles.

There are even very dark-colored marbles available — so the style, color scheme, and overall theme of your space can be important to consider when choosing your slab.

3 and 4: Think about Colors and Veins

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Consider how light the space is, and whether you’d like to lighten or darken it. Consider lines and contrast — does your space feature simple, minimalist elements, or more decadent and robust ones?

This can inform your choice of veining — whether you look for more uniform or more distinct veining, how much contrast you look for, and even how much.

5. Think About Uses

Marble is beloved for its beauty, but it can also be quite practical, leading some to buy it for its material qualities.

Consider how your marble countertops will be used. Will they serve as a staging area for food? For holding books, documents, or lamps? Perhaps, you’d intended to use your countertops for baking, as marble represents a great baking surface.

However you plan to use them, think about how this can impact your choice of slab, edge, and finish.

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The Bottom Line

Marble is a great material to use for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Still, there will likely be some important factors to consider — including your choice of style, slab, finish, and even edge profile. It can also be important to consider your existing space, the style you’re going for, and even what you might use our countertops for. This can impact your choices of slab, configuration, and edge profile.

Ready to take the next steps? If you’re looking for high-quality marble countertops, paired with expert installation, and unparalleled customer service, don’t hesitate to reach out. At Marble Granite World, we have a wide range of marble to choose from and a cutting-edge approach to fabrication. To learn more or get started, request a quote today.

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