When making kitchen remodeling plans that involves changing the kitchen flooring, you will have a lot of different options to choose from. This article, however, will focus on Marble — specifically, the advantages and disadvantages that come with using marble for the floors of your kitchen.
Marble has a long history of being the material of choice for people of wealth. Marble comes from deep within mountains and is sliced into individual usable slabs. Marble can bring a certain air of class and sophistication when added in your kitchen remodeling plans.
- Marble is available in several colors and multiple hues. Each piece of marble is distinct and it is close to impossible to find two exact slabs.
- Marble is known for its luster and it can be polished to a very strong shine. Polishing marble also brings out its veins and hues making them look more intriguing.
- Marble is biodegradable and eco-friendly.
- Marble is known for its translucent quality that can even appear to be glowing if the lighting is just right.
- The most obvious disadvantage of choosing marble for kitchen remodeling would have to be its hefty price tag.
- Safety may also be a concern as marble can become quite slippery especially when wet.
- Marble is not as durable as other materials used for kitchen flooring and is prone to scratching.
- Anything acidic may cause stains on marble surfaces. Be sure to clean it up immediately.
- To avoid stains and other damage, you will need to apply and reapply a special kind of sealant twice a year.