Marble is mined and quarried from the mountains.
Marble is a metamorphic stone found in the mountains of North America, South America, Asia, and, Europe. Italy is the most famous region form the mining and distribution of marble. Marble doesn't come from the corn fields of Chicago. Massive amounts of heat and pressure, changes limestone physically and chemically into something harder and denser over millions of years. This creation process is known as recrystallization.
Despite what your contractor may tell you, No two slabs are exactly alike!
Think of a slab of marble like a set of finger prints. No, 2 sets are the same. Its super important when choosing a stone slab before fabrication and installation your contractors have the proper overage estimates to insure if something goes wrong you have a matching backup plan.
The most used species of marble countertops or vanities is Carrara Marble.
Carrara marble is the most common type of Italian marble sold locally and nationally. Carrara Marble is (named for the region it comes from), and “has a gray field, or background with a light gray veining. Carrara Marble is usually soft and feathery. Its these properties which make it a maintenance headache as a functioning kitchen counter top or bathroom vanity. Carrara marble countertops require polishing, repair & sealing to keep their look. The species properties which draw the consumer to purchase their slabs, actually work against the consumer because its prone to etch, spots, ring marks and a blotchy polish. All of these things will require further budgeting for maintenace & repair.
How often should you polish, refinish & seal your Marble Countertops?
The maintenance a care of Marble is inevitable. Marble is also known to absorb oils from the skin, taking spots from wear a tear in the kitchen. So our Chicagoland marble restoration clients as us what is our advice for living with marble? First thing is learn your tolerance for stains, etching, and wear and tear. A high polished marble counter top is more prone to etching and spots because the high polish is hypersensitive to acids and bleaches. Having your counter top honed reduces the high polish and makes the daily usage more tolerable. After you choose the finish you prefer, you should have the countertop polished and sealed every year to keep the look and preserve the marble.
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GRANITE HEROES will educate you on the care and maintenance of your natural stone floors, walls, counter tops, vanities and shower walls. We are located in Chicago and service the Chicagoland Area. If your searching for a countertop or vanity poishing company in Chicago, Call today @ 312-800-1659 for more info.
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