This natural stone has been gaining ground as a design trend in the kitchen, not only as work surfaces but also as cladding.
When thinking about marble as an option for the kitchen, in addition to the aesthetic aspect, you have to consider the characteristics of marble compared to other natural or artificial materials such as granite, quartz or porcelain, in order to make a good decision.
It is a metamorphic rock formed by limestones that reach a high degree of crystallization. Its basic component is calcium carbonate and only a small percentage corresponds to other elements or impurities, which are the ones that give the great variety of colors and veins.
It all depends on the use
All this means that, in practice, a marble countertop is excellent for two types of people: One, who hardly cooks at all, and the other, who is extraordinarily careful and tidy.
Why? Because according to its composition, it can be damaged or stained very easily by acids, juices or even some spices. Lemon and citrus fruits are its first enemies and it is advisable not to abuse the high temperature of pots and pans. In addition, it scratches quite easily.
But this does not mean that it should not be used in the kitchen. All these disadvantages can be minimized by 1) applying a specific coating every year, 2) making it a rule to clean any liquid immediately and 3) always using cutting and preparation boards.
On the other hand, for those who do not want to take any risk, there plenty of quartz and porcelain countertops brands which have the colors, model and size your kitchen is waiting for.