A marble worktop adds a feeling of beauty and luxury to the kitchen. Marble is quarried at numerous places in the world and each resource-rich area has its own colour and look. Bianco Carrara for example, the most well-known type of marble, is only found in Italy.
Typical of marble is its veined structure which can vary hugely per batch from hardly noticeable to extremely noticeable. The colouring of the veins can vary from light to dark and their width from narrow to wide. In addition, the surface of the worktop could display white dotted stains and crackle. These areas could feel slightly rough and open and are clearly visible. An opening in the worktop surface up to and including 3 millimetres is regarded as the maximum tolerance.
It is important to understand and acknowledge that a marble worktop is highly sensitive to scratches and stains, even when the material has been treated with an impregnating agent (or different type of sealer). When working on a marble worktop, the appearance of the material will change and the marble will develop a ‘used’ look. On or below the surface you will see irregularities, such as scratches and stains.
In general, we can classify the properties of marble as follows:
Scratch-resistance + [poor]
Heat-resistance + + + + + [good]
Stain-resistance + [poor]
Although marble may be heat-resistant, very hot pans or oven dishes could cause a so-called thermal shock, resulting in irreparable damage. This is why you should always use a trivet.
In respect of the appearance and properties of marble we can, unfortunately, not accept any claims. Jetstone, therefore, does not accept any liability in relation to the product characteristics of this material.
As a problem-free alternative for marble, Jetstone recommends a composite, ceramic or Dekton worktop.