When finding countertop or vanity tops find one that can stand against water, alcohol, acetone, cosmetics, and other liquefied chemicals. Vanity tops can be categorized according to materials used. Commonly, tops are made of stone such as granite or marble, laminated plastic, stainless steel, ceramic tile, or wood.
Marbles are tough, elegant and flashy and known for being resistant to dirt and chemical spills. It is unmatched and tested by time.
How marble is formed?
Marble is an intensely hard, metamorphic rock formed as a result of heat and pressure on limestone due to geologic movement of the earth’s crust. This natural geologic process brings about some physical and chemical change to stone with intense crystalline form and specific porosity.
Its structural formation makes the marble capable of shining by polishing making it the toughest and most wide used ornamental stone for construction and architectural uses.
Because of its less absorbing characteristic, makes the marble highly resistant to acidic contamination and less vulnerable harmful effects of liquid, compared to other materials used for interior home furnishing.
Types of marble
There are two types of marble, the calcite and dolomite. The dolomitic marble is used widely for vanity tops being more resilient to acid formation than calcite marble.
Uses of marble
It has ornamental use and structural application. It is utilized for arts such as sculpture indoor home fixtures such as vanity tops in kitchen and bathroom. In architecture application, it is used in indoor walls and floor veneers, stairways’ steps, and walkways.
Marble in vanity tops
Marble vanity tops offer various advantages. Stone material demands little or no maintenance at all. It can resist fire, heated kitchen wares, and can stand shocks from falling objects. You need not to worry on minor scratches, minor burns, and abra¬sions, because one of the best feature of stone is that it can be repaired using fine buffing.
Treating the marble
The treatments and preparation of marbles depends on the manner of its application. Marbles in indoor application such as table tops, counter tops, floors and stairways require different chemical and polishing method than that stones used in outdoor walls. The tools needed in cleaning and repairing this material are those required for car or woodworks. It can be cleaned easily with just water and soap. To polish the marble requires some application of cleaning chemicals similar to the color enhancement used in cars. Meanwhile, some experts require trained pro¬fessionals to work on these materials. Marbles offer in different colors, in black, white, gray, beige, and pastels.