Lopsang Custom Stone Countertops
Serving Central FL
Browse some of our most popular marble colors below for your project. Marble is a natural stone and no two slabs are the same. Not all colors we have are below so please reach out and let us know about your project. Click here to contact us today. We can help find the perfect stone for your project!
Putting together a kitchen requires vision, especially in the details. In Central Florida, Lopsang Custom Stone Countertops provides nimble, versatile, and professional services. Working in conjunction with you, your plans, and your budget, we make every aspect of your installation or remodeling journey a dream build.
Let’s talk specifically about a lot of homeowner’s dream addition. Let’s talk marble countertops.
Marble is classic and timeless. It provides an unparalleled aesthetic and variation to our environments. Here’s everything Central Florida should know about granite countertops.
Marble from the Mountains
Marble is found in Europe, South America, North America, and Asia, in the oldest layers of the earth’s crust. It’s the product of millions of years of a natural process. Limestone, subjected to unbearable pressure and heat, goes through recrystallization. The result is a crystalline rock polished to perfection.
Marble Has Been Around a While
Marble has been a hallmark of luxury for as long as humankind chose to build. The Taj Mahal, the Washington Monument, and the Parthenon are stunning examples of what marble is capable of.
No Two Slabs of Marble Are Identical
Snowflakes, fingerprints, and marble slabs share one distinctive characteristic. Formed by mineral deposits, all slabs have the distinctive aspect of their veining. From piece to piece, each is unique and thus makes your countertops unique.
Carrara is the most common type of marble utilized. It’s from Carrara, Italy, and is distinguishable by its gray color and background of light gray veining. The effect is usually feathery and soft.
The Carrara option is the least expensive countertop marble because it’s readily available. It’s a brighter surface with more dynamic veining. It also has a great density, and—unlike other even more expensive marbles—Carrara is relatively nonporous. The characteristics make this marble durable and stain resistant.
Impurities Make Each Slab Stand Out
Besides the typical white and gray, marble comes in shades of black, gray, green, yellow, gold, and pink. The rich veining and colors result from impurities of silt, sand, and clay. They blend in during the recrystallization process. It’s these imperfections that create the beauty in marble.
Keeping Your Marble Safe
Marble requires maintenance and is heat resistant. It also etches and chips. For cleaning, use only products you’d use on your hands. Use cutting boards, especially when managing acidic foods such as lemons and tomatoes. These foods can prompt a reaction in the marble that leaves it etched. To prevent this, install a honed marble or matte finish to eliminate scarring and etching.
Embrace the Defects
Despite the potential for scratches and nicks, the patina—the aging sheen or gloss of a surface—enhances and personalizes granite countertops. The element also absorbs skin oil. That leads to colorations that continue to distinguish marble. Instead of obsessing about the defects, know that the wear and tear, the etchings, represent the history of a life filled with memory.
Keep Up on Maintenance
Marble countertops are soft and porous. They’ll require a little TLC. Here’s what you need to know in that department.
Keep your countertop sealed to minimize the marble absorbing moisture. Several times a year, do a regular check on the sealant. Oil or water spilled on the counter should bead. If it doesn’t, it’s time to reinforce the sealant.
Prevent Scratches with Hot Plates and Cutting Boards
For cleaning, use a soapy sponge. Stay away from abrasive and acidic cleaners. They will slowly deteriorate the granite countertop surface. So will substances like milk and vinegar.
Etching occurs via scratches, and acidic elements gradually change the composition of marble. A sound option is a honed or matte finish on the countertop. The application doesn’t eliminate defects but does help disguise the impact of routine use.
Types of Marble
With Losang Construction Services, expect personalization for your kitchen countertops. The installation will be an alignment of your budget, scale, and personal taste. We have a sizable collection of marble to choose from and an extensive portfolio of successful projects.
Here are just a few of your options.
– Arabescato Belgia
– Calacatta Belgia
– Calacatta Bluette
– Calacatta with Gold Veins
– Daino Reale
– Fantasy Brown Honed
– Montclair White
– Silver Cloud
If you want to take a peek at our full marble inventory, go here.
Our South Florida team is ready to answer any questions you have about kitchen countertop restoration or remodeling. Reach out to Lopsang Custom Stone Countertops today.