According to the Marble Institute of America, marble is a metamorphic rock found in the mountainous regions of most countries of the world. Marble quarried in India, China, Italy, and Spain represents the majority of marble, in terms of volume, that is utilized worldwide. Because of its beauty and elegance, marble is a popular choice for countertops, floors, foyers, fireplace surrounds and hearths, walls, and window sills.
With its inherent warmth, marble adds a sophisticated element to the area in which it is installed. Its natural appearance, engineering characteristics, and ease of maintenance make it a premium choice for floors, wall claddings, tabletops, wainscot, and vanity tops. Many marbles are also well suited for wet area applications, such as tub decks and showers.
The calcite crystal is the basic building block of true marbles. The crystal is vulnerable to attack by mild acids, including those commonly found in kitchen and bar settings. When selecting marble for these applications, it’s best to be aware – and accepting – of the maintenance and patina that is to be expected with this combination.
Onyx is often confused with marble, yet it is a significantly different rock type. Onyx is sedimentary rock, formed as stalactites and stalagmites in cave interiors. While vulnerable to chemical and abrasive attack, the decorative appeal of onyx is perhaps unsurpassed by any other material.
Benefits of Marble Countertops
Marble countertops (and flooring, walls, window sills, etc.):
- Are durable
- Have natural beauty
- Don’t require a lot of maintenance
Need Marble Countertops in Delaware?
Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center stocks two different types of marble in our stone yard at our Newark manufacturing division. We also frequently have different marble slabs in stock in accordance with our exotic stone program. Additional marble colors are available by request. Upon an initial selection via digital photography, BKT Newark will obtain the quantity of slabs needed for your project for you to view and approve prior to fabrication.
In addition to custom marble countertops, Bath Kitchen and Tile Center handles a line of pre-manufactured marble vanity tops by Rynone, which offers Carrara and Mochacino marble lavatory countertops, at an extremely affordable price. We also handle a variety of under-mounted lavatory sinks.
Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center has been meeting our clients’ needs since 1963. We are the go-to source for all of your marble and onyx countertop needs.