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IL White Marble Countertops Starting at $28 per sf
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White Marble Countertops

White Marble a classic stone that has been used for centuries and is the whitest type of natural stone available.

It can be used for walls, floors and kitchen countertops.  In fact, it’s one of the most popular materials for kitchen countertops in the world. But there are a few things to know about white marble and alternatives to white marble before making a selection.

Marble, unlike alternatives to marble (quartzite, granite, schist, sandstone, basalt and engineered stone), will scratch fairly easily (it has relatively low abrasion resistance).Due to its light color and porosity (it has moderate to high porosity), stains from red wine and other highly-pigmented liquids are likely to remain on the surface, especially if the stone is not sealed and/or the surface is not wiped immediately. However, removing wine stains from marble is relatively easy to accomplish.It will etch when exposed to acidic foods such as lemons or tomatoes. This etching is less apparent on white marble and more apparent on dark marble. Therefore, dark marble is not ideal for kitchen countertops. Etching is also far more apparent on polished than honed surfaces. NOTE: If you are considering using a polished marble, you may want to use it only on surfaces that do not come in contact with food or drink. Or you may choose to have the marble honed in a fabrication shop. Although steps can be taken to minimize the appearance of these characteristics, these signs of wear will occur on every marble, without exception. source

What to expect with alternatives to white marble:

Our most popular alternatives to white marble consist of natural stones such as quartzite, granite, schist, sandstone and basalt. Engineered, or man-made stone such as Celador, is also a good alternative to white marble. These materials are generally less likely to scratch, stain (from red wine), patina or etch (etching is surface erosion due to exposure to acidic foods such as lemons or tomatoes). It’s important to note that all natural stone must be sealed and maintained and will always show signs of wear and tear. A few general guidelines to keep in mind are noted below:Basalt

Basalt is a porous material with naturally-occurring holes that may remain unfilled or may be factory-filled with resin or cement. Basalt will stain when exposed to oil and highly-pigmented liquids.Granite

Some granites have higher absorption and/or lower abrasion resistance than may be expected. Some granites are resin-treated to enhance the color and fortify the surface of the stone.Quartzite

Some quartzites have high a absorption rating and will stain when exposed to oil and highly-pigmented liquids. Due to the high abrasion resistance of quartzite, it can be difficult and expensive to fabricate. Most quartzite has naturally occurring cracks and fissures.Sandstone

All sandstones have medium to high absorption ratings and have a medium to high abrasion resistance rating. It will stain when exposed to oil and highly-pigmented liquids. Due to its absorbency and mineral make-up, sandstone has a tendency to warp during installation.Schist All schists have a moderate absorption rating and will stain when exposed to oil and highly-pigmented liquids. All schists have a low abrasion resistance rating and are likely to scratch

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