When choosing a stone for your next project, deciding on which stone to choose is the first step you will need to take on your new journey. With a multitude of stones to choose from and each with its own unique properties, this first step in your journey is not easy a one. Lucky for you, Onur Mable & Granite is here to make selecting your new countertop as simple and effortless as possible.
Onur Marble & Granite is a local fabricator of Granite, Marble, Quartz, and Quartzite. Serving Bucks County, Chester County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and bordering counties in New Jersey and Delaware, Onur Marble & Granite’s has a wide selection of natural stone slabs and engineered stone slabs. As a direct importer of slabs from all around the world, Onur Marble & Granite offers hundreds of slabs to choose from for your next project.
As a locally family owned and operated company, Onur Marble & Granite is your one stop shop for all of your renovation needs. Providing free consultation and measurement, on-site fabrication, and installation by experienced and professional teams, Onur Marble & Granite is here to accommodate your kitchen or bathroom renovation needs for a to z. Continue reading below to gain an understanding of the products Onur Marble & Granite has to offer and see which product is best for your renovation needs.
Marble Countertops by Onur Marble & Granite
What are marble countertops?
Without getting too technical, marble is a metamorphic rock quarried out of mountains. The most common mineral in Marble is calcite. With a vast range of colors and patterns, Marble Countertops by Onur Marble & Granite are sure to be a showstopper in your next home renovation project.
Can you use marble in the kitchen?
When compared to Granite, Quartzite, and Quartz; Marble countertops tend to make it to the bottom of people’s list, but you should not remove it from your list. Marble Countertops by Onur Marble & Granite will last a lifetime if properly maintained and treated. It is important to understand the following properties of marble before your purchase.
Marble is a softer stone when compared to Granite, therefore is can scratch more easily and stain more easily when compared to granite. Never cut directly on your Marble countertops and always seal your countertops using a penetrative liquid natural stone sealer every six months to a year.
The calcite mineral in Marble can chemically react to acidic liquids, which in turn can etch the surface of the stone. Etching removes the gloss off polished Marble. If you opt to purchase honed (i.e matte) Marble countertops instead of polished Marble countertops, then you would not need to worry about etching.
How do you clean marble countertops?
Onur Marble & Granite recommends using mild clear liquid dish detergent and water for daily use in cleaning your Marble countertops. Commercial cleaner that specifically state “safe to use on natural stone” can also be used on your Marble countertops. Always err on the side of caution when selecting a cleaner to use on your Marble countertops.
How do you disinfect marble countertops?
You can also mix one-part water and one part rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to create your own disinfectant spray to disinfect your Marble countertops.
Are marble countertops the same as cultured marble?
Marble countertop by Onur Marble & Granite and cultured marble are NOT the same. Cultured marble is a mix of stone, resins, and pigments that are poured in molds and coated with a gel like resin. Marble countertop by Onur Marble & Granite are quarried out of mountains and 100% natural stone.