Carrara marble is a popular choice for countertops due to its timeless beauty and elegance. Carrara marble is a type of natural stone that is quarried in the Carrara region of Tuscany, Italy. It is a white or grayish-blue marble with distinctive gray veining, which adds character and depth to the stone.
Most designers will steer you away from this Natural stone for your kitchen due to the high maintenance regime that it takes to maintain it looking great, specially if you have small children!
Carrara marble countertops are a durable and long-lasting option for any kitchen or bathroom. However, it is important to note that marble is a porous material, which means that it can be prone to staining and etching from acidic substances such as lemon juice, wine and vinegar. To prevent staining, it is recommended that you clean up spills immediately and use coasters or trivets under any acidic or hot items.
Additionally, it is important to seal Carrara marble countertops regularly (every 6 months or so) to prevent stains and ensure that the stone stays looking its best. You can seal your countertops yourself using a stone sealer or hire a professional to do it for you. Keep in mind that only sealing the stone will not clean or repair any etching already in the marble. Those damages can only be repaired by a surface refinishing which it can take several days.
Overall, Carrara marble countertops are a beautiful and timeless choice for any home, but they do require a bit of maintenance to keep them looking their best.
Carrara Marble and Tuffskin®
Carrara marble has been used for centuries in art, architecture, and design. The marble has been quarried in the Carrara region of Tuscany, Italy since ancient times, and was used by the Romans in buildings such as the Pantheon and Trajan’s Column. Throughout history, Carrara marble has been a popular material for sculptures, monuments, and buildings due to its unique beauty and durability.
Carrara marble is still used in architecture and design, particularly in high-end homes and luxury hotels. Its timeless beauty ensures that it remains a popular choice for countertops, flooring, and other interior design elements.
The usage of Carrara Marble however is diminishing as the cost to maintain the natural beauty can be high, aside from the stains and etching that can happen in the blink of an eye.
TuffSkin have been helping owners of Carrara Marble protect their Countertops from these damages since 2008. Today Petrus Hawaii and TuffSkin offer the best marble protection in the Honolulu market. If you choose to use Carrara Marble in your kitchen, protecting it with Tuffskin is highly recommended for piece of mind and ease of maintenance. We guarantee 100% that your marble will not itch or stain for a period of 10 years as long as the surface is protected with Tuffksin.
If you have questions about how to properly care for your marble countertops or how to get Tuffskin to protect it. Get in touch with us!