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Our Top Tips For Choosing The Best Marble For Your Kitchen Or Bathroom Benchtop



Marble has been a symbol of elegance, luxury, and sophistication for decades. It’s known and loved for its many benefits, including its timeless beauty, adaptability for almost any location, and interesting, art-like veining patterns. If you’re planning on renovating your kitchen or bathroom soon or are building a new home altogether, you may be keen to choose the best marble for your property to help boost the look and feel of the space.

However, picking the perfect marble for a benchtop can become a little complicated. With countless marble varieties available, not to mention different qualities and other considerations, it’s important to follow a few tips to help you find the best marble for your needs, timeline, and budget. We’ve compiled some suggestions to make your decision easier.


Understand the Different Types of Marble Slabs Available


First, keep in mind that there are many different types of marble slabs on the market, derived from different locations and with varying compositions, colours, styles, patterns, densities, and porosity levels. The best marble countertop for your kitchen or bathroom will, therefore, depend on your preferences in these areas.

You can choose from stunning products like the ever-classic white marble from Carrara or popular Asena marble or opt for something more dramatic, shade-wise. For example, you can select a marble countertop in a dark grey, black, apricot, or honey tone, or opt for one in a warm and earthy coffee shade. There are those with gold veins or tiger-type stripes, as well as marble with light, medium, or even “busy” veining levels.


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Consider Styles & Colours When Choosing Your Marble Countertop


Think about the overall look and feel you want to achieve in your kitchen or marble, and then choose the option that suits best. If you’d like something timeless and simple, where you use your furnishings and accessories to bring colour to the space, you might choose white marble benchtops. If, on the other hand, you like the idea of your selection adding a real wow factor to a room, you could pick Calacatta white and gold marble which is perfect for vanities, splashbacks, hearths and cladding.

If you’re simply replacing your kitchen or bathroom benchtop, you may need to consider the existing colour scheme in your home and current appliance and cabinet hues. However, if you’re building a new home or doing a major renovation, you can choose any path you like, so you have many more choices open to you.


View the Best Marble Products in Person


Another great tip we like to suggest to our clients is to see marble products in person before placing an order. Although the photos you see online can help you get a good, general idea of how different marbles look, you’ll be better able to choose the best marble for yourself when seeing and touching the beautiful natural stone in real life.

Take the time to visit stone suppliers and showrooms to explore marble selections in person. For example, you might like to visit Attila’s showroom in Melbourne, which is just a short trip away. Our expert team is on hand to provide as much information as you’d like about the different products.


Request Suggestions


Alternatively, if you can’t get to a showroom, you can always ask the experts, such as our team at Attila, for recommendations. Let us know the vibe you're going for and any colours or styles you want to match, and we can offer you ideas of a few different marble products that could be a great fit for your needs.


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Learn About Durability and Maintenance Requirements 


When selecting natural stone vanities for your bathroom or marble countertop options for your kitchen, you may be wondering, does marble stain? While some marble offerings are more porous and susceptible to staining, there are many that are very resilient and make a better choice. When selecting the best marble slab for your needs, determine your benchtop’s likely level of usage and the maintenance required for different products. To be sure, once you’ve narrowed down your choice and want to pick your final favourite, ask professionals at showrooms and elsewhere if your chosen marble stains.

Why Choose Marble for Your Kitchen or Bathroom Benchtop?


Marble is an excellent choice for kitchen benchtops because it provides a durable and heat-resistant surface. This means the marble can helpfully handle the daily usage that occurs in the space. As for marble in bathrooms, it’s also perfectly capable of handling water and humidity well. By choosing a quality product, sealing it properly, and with the right kind of simple-yet-effective cleaning and maintenance (which the team at Attila can guide you on), you can extend the lifespan of your marble countertop and keep it looking elegant and luxurious for many years to come.


Get in Touch


Choosing the best marble for your kitchen or bathroom benchtop doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Our team is on hand to provide professional advice and recommendations whenever and however you need us. You can book a consultation with us today or simply contact us for more information about our specific products, deliveries, and more. We want you to be able to pick a marble with confidence and create the luxurious home sanctuary you’ve dreamt of.