A natural stone backsplash, countertop or flooring can add layers of modern elegance to your kitchen. We especially love the look of marble. With its swirls and specks of cool grey or warm brown, it creates a unique piece of artwork right in the heart of the home. But some home designers will advise to limit marble to low-traffic areas. While natural stone is scratch and stain prone, it is possible to use marble in high traffic areas like the kitchen as long as you are okay with a little upkeep — or like the story a bit of wear and tear tells.
Are you ready to bring this natural stone into your kitchen design? Discover a few magnificent ways to incorporate marble in the kitchen.
Marble Tile Backsplash
A natural stone backsplash is such an eye-catching addition to a modern kitchen design. At Willow Lane Cabinetry, we have a few selections to choose from that will blend in beautifully with your cabinets.
This polished marble is imported from Italy and features a decorative basketweave pattern in frosty white and grey hues. The tiles arrive in mesh-mounted sheets for easy installation and have a water absorption of less than 0.5%, which make them safe for backsplashes, countertops and flooring.
Another beautiful basketweave patterned backsplash is this Arabescato Carrara. In addition to the traditional grey and white tones, this tile also features black accents that make the marble really pop.
While marble offers a very rare type of beauty, it is not without flaws. When a homeowner is set on the look of natural stone countertops, but worries about the upkeep and longevity, quartzite is a great alternative. Quartzite won’t etch like marble, yet the resemblance to marble is uncanny. In fact, most people are unable to recognize any difference at all.
For reference, take a look at the quartzite countertops from Willow Lane Cabinetry. You’ll see how the natural variation in design and pattern creates a unique look much like marble. Installed already sealed, these countertops are scratch, heat and stain resistant. The sealer even comes with a lifetime limited warranty and no resealing is ever required on your part.
Marble Tile Flooring
When installed and sealed properly, marble can make your floors truly breathtaking. Two of our top styles from Willow Lane Cabinetry are the Carrara White Subway Tile and Arabescato Carrara Herringbone Patterned Tile.
This 6” x 12” Carrara Subway Tile is a favorite for flooring because of its subtle grey veins and polished finish. Italian Carrara marble comes in a variety of different sizes, but we have a soft spot for this subway tile in kitchen floors.
Another magnificent marble flooring option is the Arabescato Carrara Herringbone Pattern. This style features a soft white background, with marble’s iconic grey swirls and veins, and a honed finished. Your order will arrive with a mesh backing for easy installation.
Keep Your Kitchen Looking Like New With Proper Maintenance
No matter what material you use in the kitchen, it is always a good rule of thumb to wipe away water or spills as quickly as possible. Avoid abrasive cleaning products or tools (a soft cloth, a little baking soda, and some warm water can usually do the job). Don’t put hot pots or pans on the countertop, always use a cutting board when slicing or dicing, and use cup holders regularly.
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