What Is Marble?
Marble is a natural stone, formed under the Earth. The stone can be classified as a Metamorphic rock, meaning that over time, layers upon layers of limestone & calcium carbonate are subjected to heat and pressure, to form the beautiful stone pieces that we use to make your dream project. The black and white swirls and colors throughout the stone are made from mineral deposits like clay, silt, sand, iron oxides or chert. The stone is then quarried from the Earth in big chunks or “slabs”. From these slabs, we then custom cut your countertops to your exact measurements.
The different names of Marble come from the location where they were quarried. Some marbles are rarer than others, meaning some types of marble are more expensive than others. Different types of the stone include Calacatta, Borghini, Carrara, Statutario, Emperador, and Crema Marfil. Most of these marbles come from Italy, Spain, and Greece.
Due to the porous nature of Marble, your countertops MUST be sealed, ideally once a year. At KB Surfaces And Supply, we offer a 15-year sealer, so you don’t have to worry as much over the years. Marble is a softer stone, first introduced to the world by Italian artist Michelangelo, as the perfect sculpting stone. Due to its softness, Marble is more susceptible to etching, staining, and acidity.
Natural Stone countertops require professional installation, due to the weight of the stones. Our installers are professionally trained to install your countertops to perfection, we do not recommend Do It Yourself (DIY) Installation.
When purchasing your stone, it’s a good idea to buy a full slab if possible. Buying from a full slab can help to decrease the number of seams needed to cover your countertop project. A seam is when the transition between two pieces of granite, usually sealed together with epoxy to make sure food or bacteria can’t get in there. At KB Surfaces and Supply, we use Color Magic Epoxy to ensure minimal seams.
At KB Surfaces And Supply, we offer a FREE In-Home Design Consultation with one of our Design Specialists to offer advice and design options to help you match your existing cabinetry to your countertops. Our specialist will briefly ask you over the phone about your color preferences, in order to have the appropriate samples ready for you to view in your home. Pictures may not always exhibit all aspects of a color, which is why it’s important to view selected colors in your own lighting, to ensure you will always love the color you choose for your home before purchasing it. Call (407) 658-9992 today to set up an appointment!