|Owning marble, starts with knowing your marble!
Everywhere you look these days, you see marble. Its the designers choice for clean modern looking kitchens in the Chicagoland Area. Owning marble must start with knowing marble, whats recommended & what you can or cant do. Marble is a metamorphic stone that forms when limestone is subjected to heat and pressure. It is composed primarily of calcite, as well as other minerals including micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides and graphite.
The species of marble is available in these various color types:
Marble Finish Types:
Polished Marble - High Gloss, Hyper Sensitive, Prone to Spots and Etching
Marble with a polished finish has a shiny, glossy surface. This finish is achieved through a grinding and buffing process. High polished marble is prone to spots and etching. Although this finish type looks amazing, its a hyper sensitive finish prone to spots, etching and rings marks. Regardless of sealer type a high gloss polish is susceptible to etching and spots caused by liquids containing acids.
Honed Marble (a.k.a. matte)- Spot Free "Anti" Etch Finish Perfect For Kitchens
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