Marble is a long time favorite for kitchen countertops. There are many pros and cons of marble in the kitchen; To help these marble lovers out, we've put together a list of our favorite ways to use marble in low risk areas, where is it unlikely to be damaged heavy daily use.
Full Marble Backsplash
Of course, you've probably seen marble tile backsplash. This is a lovely look, but tiles break up the gentle, lilting pattern of classic stones like White Carrara Marble and Calacatta Marble.
Wall Caps and Half-Walls
If your kitchen countertops match well with marble, then you can use it as a transition into the adjoining space, such as on half walls or pass-thru's between the kitchen and dining room. This is also a great way to spruce up a hallway or peripheral space in the home.
If you have a soaking tub, a custom marble surround is a great way to avoid pesky grout lines and get your marble fix at the same time. Sometimes, unsealed marble can get temporary water spots, but if you seal your stone and clean it with non-abrasive chemicals, it will look fresh and clean for years and years. Like the full backsplash, a marble tub surround can be paired with a contrasting granite or quartz or cut from the same stone as the marble chosen for the vanity countertops.
Ornamental Backsplash Behind a Free-Standing Tub
Free-standing bathtubs are everywhere in high end design these days. A custom backsplash behind the tub protects the wall from water spills, provides a great view while soaking, and adds visual weight to the tub area, which creates a strong focal point in the room. Have your fabricator cut the design of the piece to mimic an arch in the room or the curve of the tub feet. Or create a modern/contemporary look with clean, straight lines.
White marble fireplaces are timeless. From ornate mantles of past centuries to sleek, ultra-modern monoliths in contemporary homes, stones like White Carrara Marble and White Danby Marble are tried and true choices for framing cozy fires in the living room. Many older homes have wood mantles with brick or cement inner surrounds.
Sideboard or Coffee Table
If you have a big piece of furniture like a sideboard or table in the hall, you can order a custom marble counter to fit it. These pieces won't get any of the daily use that can make marble kitchen counters more risky, but, especially on long pieces, you will still get the effect of marble counters in a prominent part of the home.