White Marble Kitchen Worktops in London
White Marble Kitchen Worktops in London: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” pens John Keats, one of the most influential English poets in the 18th century.
You know, “Home is one such a beautiful thing for sure.”
Each section of home in its physical terms, apart from the lovely people out there, adds on its share to your joy (and a bit envy to others as well!). But two sections ask for special attention – Kitchen(white marble kitchen worktops) and Bathroom. If not taken care of with choice building material and subsequently its suitability and design, they turn out to be a killjoy.
In this write-up, let’s focus on the kitchen part and how you can bring charm out of it with white marble kitchen worktops.
Before you get something, before you spend money on something, before you bring it in the home to add value, you usually enquire about it, don’t you? This article does the same thing on your behalf.
Let’s start off.
Know Your Marble
Marble is a natural rock formed due to metamorphosis of calcium carbonate or limestone and is generally found on the earth’s crust. It’s pretty useful as a building material such as kitchen worktops (or countertops), floor tiles, decorative slabs, etc.
The natural rocks spread across the tectonic plates of the earth. Italy tops the table with the highest production of white marble.
(You can see how erstwhile Roman and Greece empires boasted of their white marble monuments and how sculptors like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello and such other greats chiselled out extraordinary pieces of craftsmanship. Certainly the lovely stone justifies the saying; “Rome was not built in a day.” For it needed both patrons to get the stone out and the workmanship to give ethereal shape to it.)
Needless to say, that the famous white marble from the Carrara Mountains, Italy has been scripting history by building iconic monuments of pride to lovely homes since ancient times.
Other countries such as China, India and Chile follow the European country in production.
From the source of its country to design patterns to price range, it all depends on the procurer cum connoisseur of the premium stone. And how you get it designed for various building needs like kitchen worktops, flooring, shower walls and so on.
Types of White Marble Countertops
By and large, the white marble has three luxurious varieties – Calacatta, Carrara and Statuario.
1. To a layman, all these premium stones look alike. We won’t see any difference between them. For all these marbles sport the white background. But, Carrara white marble has a bit white-greyish colour combination with apparent linear veins.
2. On the other hand, Calacatta marble is whiter than Carrara and showcases striking, thick veins in a golden or brown hue.
3. Coming to Statuario marble, the only thing that differs from Calacatta is the hue of veins. They change from golden to greyish. Of all three varieties of white marble, this one is the most expensive and is also quarried in Italy.
So, the whiter the marble stone, the more precious it becomes.