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Marble: The Look Everyone Wants, But No One Wants to Deal With

— February 8, 2021
Marble: The Look Everyone Wants, But No One Wants to Deal With

Are you in love with the idea of stunning marble countertops, but you’re a little hesitant about the upkeep? While marble does require a bit more maintenance than other countertops, that shouldn’t prevent you from using this classic stone in your home.

If you appreciate the unique beauty of marble, you don’t need to let a fear of damaging your countertops stop you, as long as you take a few simple precautions. Let’s look at the pros and cons of marble counters as well as the care and maintenance to help you decide if this is the right stone for you.

Marble Pros and Cons

As with anything, there are good things and bad things about marble countertops. Here are some of the pros and cons of marble counters.


  • Adds value to your home
  • Heat resistant
  • Can be long-lasting if properly cared for
  • Versatile – adapt it to your space or project
  • Each natural stone is totally unique


  • Prone to scratching and etching
  • Not seamless
  • Has to be sealed several times a year
  • Easier to break than other stone counters

Marble Cleaning and Maintenance

While marble is somewhat more delicate than other stones, the cleaning and maintenance aren’t that much more involved than other stone countertops.

  • Get them resealed several times a year
  • Always use coasters, trivets, and cutting boards
  • Wipe up spills immediately
  • Don’t sit or stand on your marble counters
  • Be careful not to drop heavy objects
  • Wipe away crumbs and debris with a dry cloth
  • Clean marble countertops with mild dishwashing liquid, neutral PH cleaner, or approved natural stone cleaner
  • Avoid harsh chemicals or highly acidic products, such as vinegar, lemon, bleach, ammonia, oven cleaner, drain cleaner, or drain cleaner

Get Beautiful Marble Countertops in Raleigh

Contact us today by clicking here or calling 919-462-8084 if you still have questions about marble counters or would like to learn more. Or, if you’re ready to buy, request a quote or visit our Cary, NC showroom today! Our 15,000 sq. ft. showroom and manufacturing facility has over 1000 stone slabs in stock, ready to be tailored to your needs.