A well-executed kitchen remodel can transform the look of your home into a more updated and attractive space. The materials you select for your renovation can make a big difference in the final result. A beautiful way to upgrade the look of your kitchen is to invest in marble countertops. Choosing marble for your countertop has many benefits that go beyond aesthetics. When considering your kitchen renovation project’s details, trust in JSB Home Solutions to guide you through the options that help you most closely meet your vision.
What Are the Types of Marble?
Although there are many options for kitchen counters, few are as attractive and luxurious as a marble countertop. Marble is a naturally occurring rock of the metamorphic type, and its beauty comes from crystallized limestone components. Due to its physical makeup, marble comes in a variety of shades and color variations.
The most popular types of marble used for kitchen countertops are Carrera and Calcutta variations. If you are looking for softer, more subtle veining patterns set in a white or blue-gray shade, Carrerra marble is a good solution. For more noticeable veins, Calcutta marble contains darker veining patterns within a white marble base. Either option will provide a look of upscale luxury to your space.
What Are the Benefits of Installing Marble Kitchen Countertops?
Most people who choose marble for a countertop replacement do so for the timeless elegance it adds to any interior space. Beyond the obvious beauty, marble also provides a high-quality surface for food preparation, eating, and other kitchen-related activities. Since marble is a naturally occurring stone, it is durable and less likely to scratch than some other types of materials used for countertops. The stone remains cool to the touch but is also resistant to fire.
Although there is a common misconception that marble is one of the more costly countertop materials, the marble countertop cost is in line with other natural stone options. Perhaps most importantly, marble has excellent longevity when properly installed and maintained and can be a long-term, timeless investment.
What Is the Marble Kitchen Countertop Installation Process?
Your journey to a new marble stone countertop takes place through several steps, and each one is an important part of the process. Once you have selected your preferred renovation company to oversee your project, a team member guides you through the entire process from start to finish, ensuring your satisfaction every step of the way.
Estimated Cost of Project
Whether you are only changing your countertop or are planning an entire kitchen renovation, the first step in the process is getting an estimated cost for the project completion. A member of the renovation team notates the desired changes, size of the room, and the materials you plan to use.
If you have a strong idea about the details of the project, you can provide a hand drawing or detailed description. If you only have a general vision or idea, a designer can help you create a blueprint for your project. Once you have provided all of the information about your project and have received a quote for the estimated cost, you can decide whether you would like to proceed.
Selection and Review of Slab
Once you have decided on your countertop material, many suppliers allow you to select your own slab. For those who choose marble, viewing the slab options in advance means you can look for a vein pattern, color, and sheen that appeal to you and work well with the rest of your decor and furnishings.
Measurements and Template Creation
Before any alterations are made to the marble slab, a technician must take exact measurements of your kitchen to ensure the fit will be completely accurate. The plans are confirmed with you once again since once the marble is cut, it is difficult to alter. From the measurements, a template is made, so the fabricator knows exactly where each cut needs to take place. The template is checked multiple times for proper measurements, so you can feel confident that the end result will work perfectly with your kitchen.
Fabrication of the Countertop
The fabrication process is carefully completed using modern technology. The measurements are entered into a computer system, and the pieces are cut according to this input. All openings and details use the measurements and template to obtain complete accuracy. During this step, the edge detail you chose will also be created on your slab. Before any fabrication starts, the details, including the desired location of openings, edge preferences, and any changes you have made during the design process, are once again confirmed with you.
The installation of your new countertop is the final step in your kitchen renovation. If you are having new cabinets installed, this work must be completely finished before the countertop arrives for installation. The technicians installing your pieces are well-trained and make sure you are completely satisfied with the result before leaving.
Contact JSB Home Solutions For Your Home Renovation
When searching for a renovation company for marble countertop installation in your kitchen, bathroom, office, or other areas, putting your trust in JSB Home Solutions means you are receiving high-quality results combined with excellent customer service. To schedule an estimate for your project, contact JSB Home Solutions today.
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