There are numerous types of materials that people choose for their kitchen countertops today – Solid Surface Countertops being the top pick. In fact, consumers often opt for Solid Surface Countertops, a factory-made material, to mimic the appearance of marble! But for those who’d like the real deal, actual marble is a popular option. Few things can match the brightness, character and timeless appeal that marble brings to a kitchen. This glossy material instantly adds a dash of sophistication and luxury to a space, don’t you think?
Marble comes in a range of colours, textures and patterns, and choosing the perfect colour for your kitchen that will blend with your home, style and comfort can get overwhelming. To add to that, one has to choose between Indian and Italian marble, too! We’re going to simplify the decision-making process for you by presenting a few factors that you might want to consider before making your final decision.
MARBLE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS IN GOA
Before we begin with the difference in Indian Marble and Italian Marble, there’s one similarity. Both types of marble are porous. This means the Marble will stain easily. However, Indian marble is less porous than Italian Marble, making it more practical for Indian kitchens especially where cooking done far more frequently and can get messy. In that sense, Indian marble needs less maintenance and is stronger.
Let’s move on to the differences:
ORIGIN – Indian marble is excavated from around India and comes with a wide range of attractive colours and patterns. Some varieties of Indian marble are white Indian Statuario marble, Jaisalmer stone or yellow marble, Udaipur green marble and Jodhpur pink marble to name a few. This marble is comparatively cost-effective and since it is produced in the country transportation is relatively cheaper.
Italian marble is quarried in Italy and is available in slabs which are then imported to India. Some of the types of Italian marble include Botticino marble, Perlato Sicilia Marble, Rosso Verona marble, and Statuario marble.
LUSTRE – Italian marble has high-quality lustre, is iridescent and luminescent and preferred for tabletops, bathroom counters, living space floors and decorative purposes. Indian marble has a medium lustre and is preferred for bathroom walls and floors, and kitchen countertops.
HARDNESS – Italian marble is extremely soft and prone to scratches, hence one should avoid dragging items on its surface. Indian marble is significantly harder, making it ideal for kitchens that will have more wear and tear with daily activities.
Irrespective of the type of marble you select it will need maintenance. However, the care will differ depending on the choice of marble you pick. Bear in mind that the marble has a delicate surface and extreme caution will have to be taken to avoid damages.
Care needs to be taken during installation to ensure that the marble is levelled perfectly to prevent cracks from developing over time. Protective barriers can be created with the help of sealers to prevent staining although the surfaces will have to be cleaned periodically. Marble also tends to lose its lustre and might need to be polished to keep the shine.
You can always reach out and contact Blissspace with your queries, and we will help you make the perfect choice for your home.