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25391 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Chantilly, VA 20152

Phone: (703) 259-9021

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Alexandria, VA

5655 General Washington Dr
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Alexandria, VA 22312

Phone: (703) 256-2199

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Fredericksburg, VA

15 Sage Ln.
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Phone: (540) 628-7535

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Marble Countertops

Elegant & Unique

Marble is a natural countertop material. It is probably the best-known surface material of all time. Starting from the early days of civilization, marble has been one of the most typically used stones  for construction, wall cladding, monuments, statues, and finally, countertops. Though it tends to lose its popularity from time to time, marble has always been renowned  for its elegant and luxurious feel.

Homeowners and interior designers often prefer marble countertops when they have a dazzling  and timeless design in mind. Although the stereotypical image of marble is bright white with subtle veins, there are darker and more dramatic types of marble countertops if you want to go bolder.

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Marble Specifications and Applications

Marble is a metamorphic rock. Carbonate minerals such as calcite and dolomite form the marble under the earth’s surface. The marble stones that we see are actually interlocked carbonate crystals. Therefore, the stone is hard and strong. The marbles composed of very pure limestone or dolomite protolith are white. Different colors, swirls, or veins are the result of certain minerals taking part in the formation of the marble.

Marble countertops are very common, and they are easily accessible practically everywhere. Though there are more alternatives to marble than before, it is still a very popular choice due to its classical and elegant look. People use marble for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, flooring, wall cladding, and so on. 

Marble slabs are typically offered at a thickness of 1.8 cm, 2 cm, and 3 cm. The finish options are usually polished, honed, and leathered. By discussing your needs and expectations with a dealer or contractor, you can get the one best suited for you. 

If you are interested in marble slabs, we at Landmark Surfaces are ready to answer your questions about marble countertops

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Popular Marble Countertops

Marble is quarried in different parts of the world, and thus there are various types of marble. The geographical factors and colors create variations and marble types. Dealers buy and sell various types of marble across the world, and in this import/export process, some types of marble come to the forefront. Here are two prominent marbles that attract many homeowners. 

White (Bianco) Carrara Marble Countertops

Since marble is usually associated with its beautiful white color, white marble countertops are always sought after by many people. White Carrara is not the only white-colored marble countertop material, but it is the most popular one. It is typically more affordable because of the white dominant color and gray undertones. However, the price goes up if you want to buy a pure white Carrara.
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Calacatta Gold Marble Countertops

Calacatta Gold is similar to Carrara Marble in essence. But the gold veining, which is pronounced more heavily, makes Calacatta an outstanding specimen. This is reflected in the price of Calacatta Marble which is usually higher than other marble slabs.
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    Why Should You Choose Marble?

    Marble has had a long and esteemed history. People have chosen this amazing stone for many reasons over the centuries. One of the most beautiful things about marble is its hard and translucent surface. This means you can see through the outer layer of the surface. This seemingly subtle detail makes a great difference aesthetically. The surface looks lively and bright. Also, being a natural stone, marble offers unique colors and patterns. The earthy color scheme and veins add an excellent organic touch to any home improvement project. You can use a marble slab almost anywhere, including the bathroom, flooring, kitchen, stairs, wall tiles…etc. Therefore, the versatility is obvious . Finally, marble is also well-known for its durability. Being resistant to high temperatures and damage, marble is just an extraordinary stone to use. You can observe centuries-old historical statues and monuments standing the test of time all over the world. Homeowners, as well, can enjoy the durability of the marble counters for many years to come.
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    Why Should You Choose Landmark Surfaces?

    Landmark Surfaces offers the highest quality at affordable prices in Chantilly, Alexandria, and Fredericksburg. You can find the best marble countertops for the kitchen, vanity tops for the bathroom, and many other marble surface options at Landmark. 

    Apart from selling, countertop installation is also important for us. We, Landmark Surfaces, are proud of our 20+ years of experience, seamless workmanship, and fast turnaround time. We assure you that you are in good hands in terms of product quality and services in Fredericksburg, Chantilly, and Alexandria.

    It is not only about business. You are always welcome to ask questions or discuss an issue about surface materials and design. You can take a closer look at the surface options with your own eyes, and feel the quality in our stores in Alexandria, Fredericksburg, and Chantilly. 

    Marble Countertops: Advantages and Disadvantages

    Marble is a  favorite natural stone of many people, but we should consider that each option has its advantages and disadvantages. Let’s see marble countertops’ pros and cons.

    Pros of Marble

    • It offers unique beauty with an elegant and classical feeling.
    • The surface is resistant to high temperatures.
    • It is easy to clean.
    • You can find cost-effective marbles readily  almost any time of the year.
    • It is a good investment to increase the resale value of a home.
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    Cons of Marble

    • Most scratches and stains can cause problems for you.
    • Some rare types can be very expensive and hard to find.
    • It needs regular sealing for maintenance.
    • Installation can be expensive.
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    Marble Price

    The average price for a marble countertop is $40-$100 per square foot. The exact price varies on the type of marble, size, location, finish and edge preference…etc. In most cases, homeowners need professional help with marble countertop installation. This means you should factor in installation charges to the cost of marble countertops.

    How to Take Care of Marble?

    Following certain maintenance routines can help you enjoy the marble countertop for longer. Here are a few habits that might help:

    Seal It Frequently

    Marble is more porous than other natural stones, so it is more prone to scratches and stains. Foods and drinks left on the marble kitchen countertop or cosmetics on the marble bathroom countertops are potential stain culprits . 

    Avoid Putting Hot Pans Directly

    Marble is highly resistant to extreme temperatures, but if a tray, pan, or pot is too hot, it can still cause discoloration on the surface. We advise you to use pot holders and coasters to save your marble counters.

    Use Cutting Board

    Cutting on the marble countertop creates several problems. First, it can scrape, chip, or scratch the surface of the stone. Second, the marble surface can easily dull your knife. And above all, the knife is likely to slip on the marble surface, which means you can cut yourself.

    How to Clean Marble Countertops?

    A small amount of water is enough to clean daily spills or stains. But if the stain is more stubborn you can use a little dish soap and scrub it using a sponge. But be sure to use the soft side of the sponge on the marble stone.

    FAQs

    Though marble countertops have been widely used around the world for time immemorial , there may still be some points that need some attention . Here are a bunch of frequently asked questions.
    Marble is a metamorphic rock naturally made of carbonate minerals.
    It is a metamorphic rock.
    It gives a timeless beauty to any kitchen, bathroom, flooring…etc. However, it needs a decent amount of maintenance. So be analytical when considering marble countertops for the kitchen, bathroom, or elsewhere.
    No. The average marble price is usually slightly more expensive than granite.
    Most marbles are white in nature. Some are pure white, while some others contain different minerals that give the stones a wide range of colors. Thereby, you can even observe green, yellow, blue, or even black marble colors.
    Cultured marble is not natural but a man-made stone made from pulverized marble pieces and synthetic resins. Cultured marble countertops can be considered faux marble countertops.
    It is naturally formed of carbonate minerals such as dolomite and calcite.
    A small amount of water and some mild dish soap is enough to properly clean marble most of the time. You can clean the surface with the soft side of a sponge and rinse the soap off the surface afterwards.
    The standard thicknesses in marble slabs are 2 cm and 3 cm.
    Landmark Surfaces is a local store in Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, and Jessup. You can find a wide range of slabs, including marble, quartz, granite, and quartzite countertops. We can also help you with installation with our vast experience, excellent service quality, and affordable prices.

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