Marble Countertops in Denver

As a luxurious and gentler option for your countertops – marble can be used in the design of kitchens or bathrooms, although the potential for wear is slightly higher than alternative materials like granite or quartz. Because of certain type’s moderate level of porosity, it can be harmed by spills or moving objects across it. Scratches and stains will inevitably occur over time if in a high traffic area. One benefit of marble comes with the repairs. Marble can be sanded down or scrubbed to remove any damage from acids or scratches, then resealed.

Classic Aesthetics and Generational Appeal

Depending on the location, the pristine and delicate nature of marble could be preserved for quite some time. A decorated bathroom for instance, would not see nearly the amount of wear and tear as a main area, like the kitchen counter. The surface of marble in any location must be sealed during the installation process to ensure the material is not exposed. It is relatively easy to clean marble, and always should be done with a neutral cleaning agent.

Ultimately, many homeowners are drawn to marble because of its classic aesthetic. Reminiscent of an authentic pizza restaurant or hometown bakery, marble has been used for generations, and will continue to carry that nostalgia – making it a forever favorite.

 

Browse our options for incorporating marble into your home or project – contact us to learn more about your options and whether marble would be right for you and your home

Difference Between a Fissure and Crack in Countertops


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When looking into purchasing natural stone countertops, it is important to realize the difference between a crack and a fissure. This knowledge can save yourself from agonizing about whether your counter has a natural or unnatural opening if the situation arises.

A fissure is an elongated opening that is a natural geological formation or mineralogical crystallization. A crack on the other hand, is a broken piece of stone that is typically uneven, chipped, or widely separated. The tricky part is that sometimes a fissure develops into a crack given that the fissure in itself is a weak area of the stone.

The biggest difference is in how the fissure or crack occurred. A fissure is natural while a crack occurrs from an outside force, such as fabrication, transpiration, or installation. A helpful test to determine the difference is to look at the crack or fissure from a low angle. A crack has two points of reflection while a fissure has only one.

If your countertops are in bad shape and you're interested in new ones, Contact HTI Granite and Cabinetry for more information about choosing the best countertops for your home. Our expert staff has earned a prestigious reputation throughout the Denver area for providing exceptional and customized kitchen remodeling services. We can handle any of your installation or remodeling needs - we have access to the best products on the market, so call us today!
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