Marble will always be one of our favorite countertop materials but we know that marble is not an efficient use of every remodeling budget. Some homeowners feel that the level of commitment needed to keep marble in pristine condition is a bit of a turn-off. If you’re looking for the next best thing, you’ll be glad to know that there are stunning countertop alternatives that offer many of the same benefits as marble. As one of the area’s most trusted kitchen remodelers, we’re more than happy to elaborate on some of our favorites.
If you love marble for its clean, bright look, white concrete might be a great alternative for you. Concrete countertops can even be customized with embedded accents like shells, stones and glass fragments. This results in a one-of-a-kind, long-lasting surface that is heat- and stain-resistant once sealed.
You won’t get the look of marble from any granite countertop, no matter how light, but it still belongs on a list of alternatives from a performance standpoint. Granite is significantly more resistant to heat, chips and scratches than marble, so homeowners who want a natural stone surface that’s relatively easy to maintain should know that it’s a great choice.
Quartzite is another excellent choice for homeowners who want to incorporate a natural stone countertop into their kitchen design plans. It features the same elegant veining that is seen in marble, but it’s even harder than granite. The downside? Quartzite is more susceptible to etching when exposed to acids.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the most popular marble alternative on the market. Also known as engineered stone, quartz countertops are created by combining ground natural quartz with polyresin. Engineered quartz is non-porous, which means it doesn’t need sealing the way natural stone options do. Best of all, it’s easy to find quartz options that closely mimic the look of marble.
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