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How to Pick Marble Countertops

Countertops can be very hard to pick out when it comes to having your home built or even renovated. Marble has always been a personal favorite of many homeowners because of the look and durability. However, having to choose what slab is going to go into your kitchen can be difficult. Stone Restoration Works knows a lot about stone and among them is marble. In this industry we repair cracks, breaks, and dullness; we have seen it all when it comes to the way marble works. Here are some things to consider when choosing the marble that will go in your home.

Do Your Research

Before you go to pick out the marble that you want, make sure you do your research of what you want. Decide on the color that you would like in your kitchen as well as the type of veining that you like. This is all going to play a part in how it appears in your home. So, print out pieces of paper with different types of colors and veining. See what you’re going to like most in your kitchen. When you have an idea of the color and the veining that you like, you’re ready to move onto the next step.

Have Your Options Ready

Call ahead or time to have what you’re looking for lined up. Since you’ve done your research, you don’t have to make it a long drawn out process when you go to your local marble slab facility. What can turn into a quick stop to look at some marble can turn into an all day even. To eliminate this, call ahead of time and let them know what you’re looking for in color and veining. Make sure to tell them that you would like a tour so that they are able to pull out the type of marble you’re looking for. This will help you to be able to easily pick out what you would like for your kitchen. There are a lot of various factors to marble that you’ll need to do research on. Such as the type and its origin.

The Type and Origin

It’s important to know where the type of marble you love comes from. You always want to go for the real deal. We all hate buying expensive things and finding out it’s not genuine. Therefore, if you have in mind what you like and do the research on it you can then ask the origin of the marble that you’re looking to purchase from the facility. If they say china and it’s supposed to come from Italy, then you know that it’s a no go.

Stone Restoration Works knows a thing or two about marble and other stones. If down the road you see that your marble is cracked or broken, don’t feel that it is a lost cause. We can fix cracks and broken pieces, making it look like it never happened. If you’ve got stone in your home that falls under such conditions, then call us today! We are also able to make your stone shine like the first day that it was installed!

By Stone Restoration Works 6-27-2018