Black or white marble? Or how about green?
Marble, with its beautiful patterns, has been a popular construction material for thousands of years. In particular, marble is of course associated with Southern Europe; although marble has also become one of the most preferred materials for worktops in Scandinavia.
The stone, which has been exposed to pressure and heat for countless years, is a natural work of art. Each marble worktop bears a unique pattern due to its natural method of creation; therefore, when it comes to planning marble worktops, one of the most important things is to make sure that the material needed has been cut from one and the same block of marble. Even though the importance of European stone on the global market is showing signs of decline, and new and exciting materials are increasingly being supplied from Asia and Africa, famous white Italian marble continues to be prized. Unique marble, experience, and master skills acquired over thousands of years cannot be replaced by anything – so it is that Bianco Carrara C (the highest quality class of white marble) is loved around the world.
Over the past few years the number of clients who are looking to use stone in their kitchen or bathroom has multiplied – the reason being the significantly improved availability of the material. Stone is a natural material, which means that it is a mineral resource available only in a limited quantity. The demand on the market for white marble frequently exceeds the quantity being offered, which is why you should be especially careful when it comes to selecting your worktop and make sure that you get exactly what was promised.
A marble worktop can be ordered from marble that suits your needs!
Nero Marquina is a black marble with white lines and is best suited for use in a bathroom or as windowsills, rather than as a kitchen worktop, since it requires greater care in the kitchen. For the same reason we recommend Verde Guatemala, with its calm dark green background and pleasant pattern, for use outside of the kitchen; however, we have used it to manufacture a large number of worktops, windowsills, coffee tables, etc.
All of the above marble – Bianco Carrara, Nero Marquina and Verde Guatemala – are always in stock, which means that you can be certain that when ordering from us we will be able to install your worktops within two weeks after taking precise measurements (which is also something we can be of assistance with). When ordering a marble worktop it pays to also ask the manufacturer for a photo, to be sure of the suitability of the material – what is an excessive pattern, ‘alive’ and dark for one person is too light and boring for another! We are always ready to send you photos of the materials in our warehouse, so that you can be sure that this marble worktop in particular is the one you want!
If you would like to learn more or receive a price offer on marble worktops, then call us, send us an e-mail, open the conversation box on this page or fill-in our price calculator. Regardless of how you contact us, we will definitely reply to your inquiry by the next working day, at the latest!
If you like, also ask us for an offer on marble floor tiles, stairs treads, stone to cover your fireplace, windowsills, coffee tables, dinner tables and anywhere else you can imagine being made of stone.
In addition to the materials in our warehouse, we are able to special order a number of other exclusive marbles, such as Calacatta, Calacatta Oro, Statuario, Statuarietto, Carrara Venatino, Arabescato and other classically famous materials.
Marble worktop care
Worktops made from natural materials, especially marble and light and colourful granite, require regular impregnation – this makes the worktop more resistant to stains. During impregnation, care must be taken that the selected product is suitable for the particular type of stone. A suitable product can also be purchased from us.
How can you be certain that the worktop requires re-impregnation? There is a very simple test for this – drip water onto your worktop. If the water remains in the shape of a pearl, the surface is fine. If the drop of water begins to spread out and soak into the worktop, then the surface should be re-treated with the impregnating agent.