This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling (we service the greater San Jose CA metro area) as well as part of a sub-series about bathroom counter tops. To access either of the lead posts please select one of the links below.
Marble Bathroom Countertops
Marble is crystalline limestone which is formed over eons.
Statues have been made of marble for thousands of years. The Lincoln memory is made of marble, not that that has anything to do with your bathroom, but it is the same type of stone.
Marble is very popular for countertops because of the combination of it being beautiful and it being durable. Because marble is a natural stone, no two stones are exactly the same and no two marble slabs are exactly the same. The aspect of marble that gives it that uniqueness is what gives it it’s beauty.
Here are some more examples of marble bathroom countertops.
By comparing the three images in this post you can see that marble comes in various colors and shades.
How does Marble differ from Granite
Simply put, they are different stones. Granite is harder and somewhat more durable. For that reason, Marble tends to be MUCH cheaper.
Marble (and granite for that matter) MUST be initially and occasionally resealed. As both are natural stones both are porous, which is a way to say they soak up water. When the seal of your countertop wears off and the water is able to actually soak into the stone, you risk permanently staining the stone, especially if what spills on it is dark, such as red wine.
So if you choose marble, be sure you are willing to do the resealing (which you can do yourself) every 12 to 18 months.
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