mam1
July 26, 2011 in Photo Questions
This may be a dumb question, but is black marble easier to maintain than the lighter versions like Carrera?
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Niki Papadopoulos
You will likely have less staining issues but you would see things like oil a lot more easily. The key to any natural counter top is sealing and caring for it properly. While you might not notice a drop of red wine here or there, you will likely notice oil and finger prints a lot more.
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mam1
Thank you so much for your reply! I'm considering just doing a marble backsplash and something that require much less maintenance on the counter.
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Niki Papadopoulos
You might want to consider Caesarstone, it is much more durable and stain resistant.
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eemr
Staining is not an issue with marble (or any stone for that matter) when the material is properly sealed!! There is an AMAZING sealer from http://www.drytreat.com.... I believe there is only one distributor in Toronto
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mam1
Thanks ysdesignblog! Oil and fingerprints sounds like a bigger problem than staining since both are always part of the "goings on" in a kitchen. Thanks for your insight! Mary Ann
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