Marble or Limestone in a Kitchen?

Marble Kitchen Countertop

Are you considering Marble or Limestone for your kitchen or bath?

Over the past 20 + years we have been consistent in our love, fabrication and installation of marble and limestone kitchens and baths.

Other fabricators, and uninformed internet sources, do their best to dissuade you from using Marble or Limestone for kitchen counters.

Both Marble and Limestone can bring a subtle, natural, calming effect to your kitchen and bath. A much different look that can be achieved by Granite or manmade Quartz.

When Marble and Limestone are used as kitchen counters, it all comes down to the right materials for the job.

We will run you through the do’s and don’ts of using Marble or Limestone as a kitchen surface, just to make sure you know the facts. AND that you are a good candidate for a life with Marble or Limestone in the Kitchen. Take our test:

  • Do you like that natural earthy look? Limestone may be for you.
  • Do you care about things being perfect all the time? If yes, stop the test now, if no continue.
  • Do you like things that develop a patina over time, and show their use? If yes, limestone may be your stone.
  • Do you want a stone that is somewhat easy on the eyes and not too dramatic? If, yes, let’s talk!

We’re so confident of our abilities with these materials, we use them in our own kitchens!

Ever been to an old-time butcher, or New York Deli?

What’s on their counters? White Carrara Marble!

Commonly used kitchen quality Marbles and Limestones:

  • White Carrara
  • Statuary White Marble
  • Calacatta Marble
  • Jerusalem Limestone (all variants)
  • and many others …

We have a saying about using marble in a kitchen:

Millions of Italian families can’t be wrong!

Just to be clear, Marbles and Limestones with a polished finish should never be used in a kitchen. Only use honed finishes in the kitchen.

Please note: It is a common misconception that topical sealers prevent marble and limestone from etching, this is untrue. Nothing can stop the natural interaction between acids / alkili’s and calcium carbonate.

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