Whether you want a contemporary kitchen design, or something a little more traditional, there is no denying the importance of your kitchen worktop. The worktop should be serving you well for several years to come before you even think about replacing it. With that in mind, when the time comes for you to choose the ideal material to suit your needs, you should give some serious consideration to marble. Whilst there are a wealth of good options available with all kitchen worktops, there are a few reasons why marble has enjoyed great popularity for a number of years.
It maintains a cool temperature
Cooking can get a bit hot at times, but irrespective of how hot the room may seem or feel, a marble surface will stay cool to the touch. This can prove to be extremely helpful during cooking. If, for example, you're working on a recipe that requires rolling out dough, a marble work surface will make it much easier to deal with. Other than having to scatter some flour before you start rolling, there's little else you will have to contend with. This is because the cool temperature of marble will work to prevent any unwanted stickiness.
Marble has a unique and attractive design
When it comes to kitchen design, sometimes the aesthetics play second fiddle to the practicalities. With marble, you can have the best of both worlds. Not only is it practical, but it can look stunning irrespective of what type of kitchen you have. With its natural and light appearance, quite often it provides smaller kitchens with a more spacious look. Another key aspect with marble is that no two pieces are the same, and with the natural veins providing decoration to the surface, you already have a way to cover up damage which could occur over time.
It's easy to manage
Marble is pretty easy to maintain. All that's required is that you occasionally wipe the surfaces down with water. If you wish, you can use a mild detergent. Should the unlikely happen and your marble surface becomes scratched over time, you can quickly resolve it yourself, or you can call a professional to take a look at it for you. Most marble repairs are easy to do and can be carried out for relatively little expense, although thanks to the hard wearing nature of marble, you should have a counter that will stand up to the test of time.
If you've been thinking about a marble worktop for your kitchen, contact BPM Kitchens to start the discussion.