Marble can add a true elegance to a kitchen and as with other natural stones, a marble surface will give you a real sense of naturalness. Due to current trends, it is mainly the Carrara marbles such as Statuario, Calacatta, Arabescato and Carrara itself being used for work surfaces but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t other good marbles out there that can be used.
Marble comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns. There are beautiful hard green European marbles as well as stunning Indian and Portuguese stones that are used frequently on the Iberian Peninsula, that perform similarly to the Carrara marbles.
As with all the work surface material groups, there are some harder types and some softer ones. When it comes to durability, marbles in general will over time develop a patina from small scratches and possible staining if the sealant does not work well. The benefit of having a marble work surface is that any stains that do appear can be removed with a poultice and it can be re-polished in situ if needed.
As the trend for more marble-effect worktop surfaces has developed, quartzite materials have been quarried more and more. Whilst all types of quartzite make for a hardwearing and sound worktop choice, similar to granite, the harder quartzites will be more resistant to scratches and other daily wear and tear than the softer ones.
A softer quartzite worktop will need to be treated with a little more care than a harder quartzite but are still a good choice for worktop surfaces. Commonly harder than a marble and often wonderfully wavy, a quartzite is the perfect choice for those looking to make a statement either on walls, central islands or kitchen worktops.
Lundhs Real Stone – natural stone from Norway
As the world becomes more aware of what is having a positive and negative effect on the planet, our buying habits are changing. There is a shift towards investing in long-lasting, high-quality products: a direct antidote to the throwaway culture. Lundhs Real Stone provides you with natural and unique surfaces that will last for a lifetime.
– 100% natural stone from Norway
– extremely durable
– Heat resistant up to 300ºC
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Cosentino® presents a granite collection of Cosentino Group. From Brazil and India we bring this exquisite selection to offer the most beautiful stones created by the nature.
It is carried on a strict criteria to get unique, elegant and exotic surfaces. Each slab is unrepeatable, of aesthetic excellence that resulted in unique, elegant surfaces with an exotic, yet subtle, touch. Unique. The adjective is well-chosen.
Sensa granites own a revolutionary protective treatment that provides them with a high resistance against the stains.
Warranty Length: 15 years
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