One of the most beautiful countertop materials, marble turns an ordinary kitchen or bathroom into an extraordinary space. Its classic elegance and richly veined appearance make it a classic choice when quality and elegance are what you're looking for in marble countertops for your Albuquerque home.
Different Types of Marble for Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops
The most popular colors of marble are Bianco Carrara, Breccia Sarda, Calacatta Gold, Crema Marfil, and Emperador Dark. Rocky Mountain Stone offers these and several additional colors of marble for you to choose from.
Onyx is a translucent, softer stone that's generally better suited for marble bathroom countertops that don't take as much of a beating from day-to-day activities. Though typically transparent, slabs at times exhibit a variety of hues depending on the stone’s chemical makeup.
Limestone is typically a grey to cream-colored stone with faint soft gray veining. Dolomitic Limestones are extremely hard and hold up better for countertops. That means less etching, making it a great choice for most kitchen countertops and flooring applications.
Serpentine, technically a hydrous magnesium silicate, has the hardness and durability of most granite and is an excellent choice for both kitchens and baths. A semi-precious stone, it contains traces of metallic compounds that give it brilliant reflection properties not seen in other materials.
Travertine is a natural stone often called marble or limestone even though it’s technically neither. Like marble, travertine is a type of limestone but is formed in hot springs or limestone caves. The deposition process of those environments gives it its telltale characteristics of holes within the stone. The amount of iron in the stone determines its color which can range from ivory to walnut and gold.
Advantages of Marble Countertops
Durability, affordability, heat resistance, and longevity, together with each slab’s unique appearance, make this elegant material a great design choice when adding marble kitchen countertops or marble bathroom countertops to your home. Expertly installed, properly sealed, and regularly maintained, you can look forward to enjoying the beauty of marble for a lifetime.
Installing marble countertops in your Albuquerque home will bring a spectacular beauty to every room they’re in. To learn more about the advantages of adding this timeless material during your remodel, talk to one of the experts at Rocky Mountain Stone today. And for more information on purchasing and installing natural stone countertops in general, contact us online today.