Marble countertops were a hugely fashionable material for countertops in the first half of the 20th century. Then, as cheap laminate and other manmade materials came about it fell by the wayside. Then there was the rise of granite countertops. Well now, marble is back in a big way, and it offers an exciting option for use in the kitchen and bathroom. Here at Northstar Granite, in addition to beautiful granite countertops, we also offer marble countertops for Bloomington and the surroundings areas and so we’ve put together a list of reasons for this renewed trend.
Fits Other Trends
Both in its classic white and in a variety of colors with striking streaks and unique style, marble countertops offer classic elegance and old world charm essential to complement farmhouse style kitchens, gold hardware and other popular design trends right now. Clean, crisp white is huge in both the kitchen and bathroom so it is natural for marble countertops to be the perfect fit in this trend.
Kitchens featuring pops of color like olive green, sleek mid-century designs and two-tone schemes are on the cover of every design magazine as well as their marble countertops.
A Trend of its Own
It’s the time of strongly veined marble, the busier the better for unmissable luxury and next-level style. If there’s one thing that’s storming the design charts and shaking up interiors, it’s the return of marble. Thoughtfully designed, current kitchens are carefully styled with unique, curated looks including marble countertops and even marble backsplashes.
If you find that doing the entire kitchen in marble is more than you’d like, you’ve got other options. A marble countertop on an island can be a dramatic complement to more affordable wood, laminate or solid surface countertops. It can also be used on a wet bar, around a sink or anywhere else it would deliver a distinctively gorgeous accent. Or, choose a quartz marble lookalike countertop! Quartz countertops with a marble pattern or design can offer you that same classic marble look but with all the benefits of quartz including increased durability.
When it comes to cost, it varies based on the type of marble, its thickness, and any additional options such as edge treatments or cutouts for sinks or cooktops. And, initial cost shouldn’t be the only factor in your decision. Properly maintained marble countertops can last for decades. Whatever the reason you choose marble countertops, just remember correct sealing is vitally important. If sealed correctly, marble won’t harbor bacteria in the pores and they can be cleaned up with mild soap and warm water.