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Matthew Quinn Design via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

Every time we post our kitchen on Design Chic, we get flooded with emails asking the same question: How has your white marble worn? It’s a good question because, if you know anything about marble, you know it gets it’s share of flak in the wear-and-tear department.

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Morrissey Saypol Interiors via Dering Hall

 

When we got it, we knew the risks. 

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Matthew Quinn Design

 

We’d heard the horror stories. Etching, staining, imperfections left and right. 

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Pencil and Paper Co – One Kings Lane

 

Even still, we wanted white marble. We just did. Maybe it wasn’t particularly kid friendly and maybe it wasn’t as hardy as some stones. 

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Karr Bick Kitchens & Baths

 

But it achieved the look we wanted. It was the countertop we had been dreaming of since we walked into that kitchen, which, at the time, was dark, musty and had chipped laminate countertops and 1950s appliances. 

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James Michael Howard

 

We decided after much research to go with honed marble, instead of polished. We had polished marble at home and I was always having it polished and perfected. 

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Inspired Interiors via Dering Hall

 

After six years of wear and tear, our honed white marble is perhaps even more beautiful than the day it came into our home. 

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deVOL Kitchens

 

We had it sealed, which certainly helped, and, truth be told, there’s some etching and some scratching and if you look really closely, there’s a stain or two. 

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Urban Grace

 

But, in some ways, that has made it even better, like it has remembered every sandy pimento cheese sandwich, every cocktail party, every family dinner, every glass of wine with a best friend. It’s growing older with grace, and we feel pretty certain that its dancing days are far from over. 

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Liz Caan via Dering Hall

 

Whether you’ve been pining for your own white marble, prefer more durable granite, or are even looking for the perfect slate or travertine for your dream outdoor space, Piatri Natural Stone has what you need to turn your vision into reality. All we hope is that you love your stone choice as much as we have!

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