Marble and Granite countertops can be used in varied application and be it in a kitchen or bathroom, they can completely transform your space. Being functional, highly long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing, marble countertops can bring a sense of luxury to your interiors. To find inspiration for your home we recommend some of our hand-picked natural stones for kitchen and bathroom countertops.
Today, we would like to discuss the pros and cons of using marble for countertops in both kitchen and bathrooms.
The Quarry Curated Grand Antique Noir Bathroom Countertop
Marble Countertop Pros and Cons
Strength and damage
Created over millions of years under extreme pressure, natural stones like marble and granite are exceptionally strong and long-lasting. It does not mean that this material is indestructible. It needs to be handled carefully during installation to avoid cracking or breakage.
Resistance and porosity
Marble is heat-resistant, which is a big pro for using it for kitchen counters or even a fireplace and bathroom countertops as well. Being a natural stone - marble and granite both absorb liquids like water, oil, wine and more leading to staining. This can be avoided with The Quarry Densification process that reduces the porosity of the slab. The Quarry Bacto Finish also makes our slabs resistant to the growth of bacteria and fungi.
Colours and care
We all know that natural stones are available in stunning colours like rose, yellow, grey, green, blue, white, black and more. The Quarry Gallery displays a breath-taking range of marble, granite and rare onyx in over 33 colours. The porosity of each marble and granite varies. So when it comes to choosing a marble for your countertops, make sure you consult an expert to check if the stone fits into your application. Our knowledgeable curators at The Quarry, will take you on a detailed journey regarding our exquisite stones and their strength and porosity.
The Quarry Curated Passione Kitchen Countertop
The Quarry offers the best Italian marble in India. Each slab at The Quarry Gallery is handpicked from 31 countries across the world and is pre-cut and pre-polished by generations of Italian craftsmen in Italy on world-class machines. But not all types of marble and granite can be used for countertop application. A detailed guide to choosing the right marble slabs by The Quarry Curators gives you a complete insight on how you should choose the right marble for your home.
Selecting the right material for the kitchen countertop and even bathrooms is an important aspect of designing these spaces. Consider it like an investment that garners benefit for years to come. Using natural stone in countertops can be a determining factor for your sense of style and your lifestyle for years to come.
Here are some of our most loved and long-lasting natural stones for countertop:
The Quarry Curated Passione Granite
The Quarry Curated Dalmata Marble
The Quarry Curated Ongie Granite
As you can see, we have recommended marble and granite for countertop application and this might make you wonder which one is an ideal option.
The easiest way to find the difference between marble and granite is primarily their visual impact. Marble has a homogeneous surface, with more or less thin veins that can vary in colour and intensity, while granite can be recognised by its dense grain composition.
Simply put, granite is more intense in its colours and veins when compared to marble. Granite's superior hardness and durable nature make it a suitable choice for kitchen countertops, bar counters or even granite floors. Granite kitchen counters will show minimal scuffing or discolouration from everyday household activities.
The Quarry Curated Dalmata Marble Kitchen Counter
Marble has come a long way from being used only for flooring. Today we can envision and apply different types of marble across different areas from marble bathroom, kitchen countertops and highlighter walls to outdoor marble seating, fountains, wall claddings, bathtubs and more.
For inspiration on the many innovative application possibilities, all you have to do is visit our extraordinary 8,100 sq. ft. space called The Quarry CO: LAB. It is home to a collective of over 30 different marble, granite and onyx masterpieces designed to inspire, wow and keep you talking about it forever.
We insist you visit The Quarry Gallery once and our curators can help you select the best marble, granite and onyx. The Quarry curated collection is sourced from the best quarries, only. We have also invested in technologies like the QVAC – a special ultra-strengthening technology to increase the integrity and longevity of the stone.
To know more stunning options in countertops, we insist you see a sample slab before making a final choice or visit The Quarry Gallery, Italian marble company Mumbai, India. Our curators can guide you through the entire selection process and help you make the right choice.
Call +919930544444 to buy the best Italian marble, granite and onyx near you, right here in Mumbai, India.