There is much debate about this and you will find opinions on the internet, from yes to no and everywhere in between. The simple answer is yes; natural marble can be used as a kitchen countertop material. With that said, there is much to consider when doing this. Marble is not a very hard stone, so when used in a harsh environment like the kitchen, things can happen. Marble can scratch fairly easy. Marble can also etch fairly easy when exposed to acidic products. Lastly, marble is porous, so it can stain. With that said, you may be the type of person who is OK with all that. If so, marble might be a good product for you. If not, you may want to consider using some other product like engineered quartz that has a very similar look, yet provides a strong and durable surface without the drawbacks of a natural marble.
Santamargherita Marble makes a stunning impact on fireplace surrounds, furniture tops, stairs, and flooring. The design possibilities are limitless!
Yes! Santamargherita Marble is a great choice for vanity tops, tub decks, shower surrounds and bathroom floors. Slabs and tiles can be combined to match or coordinate your color palette.
The sun’s UV rays and acid rain can affect the color and smooth surface of Santamargherita Marble. For this reason, we do not recommend using Santamargherita Marble in an outdoor application
Natural marble can etch if it comes in contact with acids. Since Santamarghetia Marble is made of 95% natural marble, it too, can etch. Common acidic foods found in a kitchen are: tomatoes, grapefruit, oranges, wine, spaghetti sauce, BBQ sauce, etc. For this reason, we do not recommend the use of natural marble nor Santamarghetia Marble on kitchen counter tops. Quartz or natural granite are both materials better suited for the kitchen.
Santamargherita Marble is cleaned like natural marble: with a neutral pH detergent, water and soft cloth. Please refer to our cleaning and maintenance section for more details.
Santamarghetia Marble is an engineered marble made of approximately 95% natural marble chips and pigments in a thermo set polyester resin matrix. The natural marble creates elegant colors while maintaining the luxury and beauty inherent of natural stone. The high tech manufacturing process of vibrocompression under vacuum gives Santamarghetia Marble strength, consistency and durability not found in natural stone.