Marble worktops in a modern kitchen installation with wood flooring

Elevate Your Home with Luxurious Marble Worktops

Unmatched Elegance and Timeless Beauty

Discover the durability and natural beauty of marble worktops with our informative guide on maintenance, customisation options, applications, and care tips.

Marble worktops are crafted from natural stone, carefully extracted from the earth and expertly shaped into stunning surfaces perfect for your kitchen.

Each marble slab is unique, showcasing a beautiful array of veining patterns and colours that make every worktop a masterpiece.

Marble has been a popular choice for kitchen worktops for centuries, and it’s easy to see why. It brings a touch of sophistication to any space and offers excellent durability and heat resistance, making it a practical choice for everyday use.

Discover the timeless appeal of marble worktops and elevate your home’s aesthetic with this luxurious addition.

MARBLE ONYX OMUDHI WHITE | Marble worktops of unique appearance for a bold aesthetic from MGD.

Advantages of using marble for worktops

Marble is known for its durability and low maintenance. It is highly resistant to scratches, heat, and stains, making it a great choice for high-traffic areas such as kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. It comes in a wide range of colours and patterns, making it a versatile option for a wide range of design styles.

Benefits of Marble Worktops

Marble is a natural stone that has been used for centuries in all kinds of construction and design. It’s prized for its beauty and durability, and is a popular choice for homeowners who are looking for a high-performance kitchen work surface.

Closeup of marble worktops and splashback with vivid dark grey veining

Benefits of marble worktops:

Durability

Marble worktops are known for their durability and resistance to wear and tear. They can be polished to a high shine, which makes them perfect for high-use areas such as kitchen countertops.

They’re also heat resistant and can withstand high temperatures, making them a great choice for kitchen and bathroom spaces. 

Beauty and unique pattern

Marble is a natural stone, which makes it unique, and each piece has its own distinct characteristics. The veining and colour variations that are found in marble are a result of the natural mineral impurities that are present in the stone, meaning no two marble countertops are ever truly the same.

Heat resistance

They’re a great choice for surfaces that are exposed to heat. They are able to withstand fairly high temperatures without being damaged, making them a perfect option for use in kitchens and bathrooms. That being said, trivets are recommended for hot pans.

Moderate maintenance

Marble is a moderate-maintenance material that is easy to clean and maintain. It requires regular cleaning and sealing, to protect the surface and to prevent staining.

Applications for Marble Worktops

Marble is a versatile material that can be used in a wide range of applications. Here are a few of the most popular uses for marble worktops:

Kitchen countertops

Marble is a popular choice for kitchen countertops because it is durable and heat-resistant. It is also easy to clean and maintain, making it a great choice for busy kitchens where a lot of cooking and food preparation takes place.

Bathroom vanities

Marble is a great choice for bathroom vanities because it is durable and easy to clean. It is also resistant to water and staining, making it a great choice for use in wet areas.

Flooring

Marble is a great choice for flooring because it is durable and easy to clean. It is also heat-resistant, making it a great choice for use in fireplaces and other areas where heat is present.

Fireplaces

Marble is a great choice for use in fireplaces because it is heat-resistant and durable. It can withstand high temperatures without being damaged, making it a great choice for use in this application.

How to Care for Marble Worktops

They are low-maintenance surfaces that are easy to clean and maintain. Here are a few tips for caring for your marble worktops:

Cleaning and maintenance

Marble worktops need regular cleaning to protect their surface and to prevent staining. Use a mild detergent and warm water to clean the surface, and dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth.

Sealing and resealing

Marble should be sealed to protect the surface from stains and spills. Sealing should be done on a regular basis, depending on the amount of use the surface gets. Around 6 months is usually sufficient.

Avoiding damage and scratches

Marble is a durable material, but it can be scratched and damaged if not treated properly. Use coasters and placemats to protect the surface from scratches and stains. Avoid using abrasive cleaning products or scrubbers, as these can scratch the surface.

Custom Marble Worktops

At MGD, we offer custom marble worktops that are tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Here are a few of the customization options that we offer:

White marble worktops | Image courtesy of Levantina

Customisation options: We offer a wide range of colours and patterns to choose from, allowing you to create a unique look that complements your kitchen’s decor. We can also cut, shape, and polish the marble to your exact specifications.

Measuring and installation guide: Our team of experts will come to your home to measure the space and ensure that the worktop will fit perfectly. We also provide installation services to ensure that the worktop is properly installed and sealed.

Request a quote: If you’re interested in a custom marble worktop, you can request a quote on our website. Simply fill out the form and we’ll get back to you with a price estimate.

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Summing up. Why choose marble worktops?

Marble worktops are a beautiful and durable option for homeowners who are looking for a high-performance kitchen work surface. They offer a unique combination of strength, durability and beauty.

With the wide range of colours and patterns available and the customisation options, marble worktops can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Request a quote if you’re interested in having one in your home. And don’t forget to take a look at our frequently asked questions section below for more information about marble worktops.

A bowl of fruit sits on top of a marble worktop

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about marble worktops to help you learn more about this material. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Marble is a durable material but it is a softer stone than granite or quartz, which means that it can scratch and chip more easily. However, with proper care and maintenance, a marble worktop can last for many years.

Marble can withstand heat, but it is important to use heat protectors, such as trivets, to prevent heat damage to the surface. Marble is also prone to thermal shock, which means that it can crack or chip if exposed to sudden changes in temperature.

Marble worktops should be cleaned with a mild detergent and warm water. Avoid using abrasive cleaning products or scrubbers, as these can scratch the surface. Regular sealing is also important to protect the surface from stains and spills.

The frequency of resealing depends on the amount of use the surface gets. It is important to check the surface regularly for signs of wear and reseal as needed.

Marble is typically more expensive than other natural stone options, such as granite or quartz, but less expensive than some engineered options, like Dekton or Neolith.

Marble is a porous material, which means that it can absorb liquids and stains more easily than other natural stones such as granite. However, marble can be sealed to protect the surface from stains and spills.

Marble can be a good choice for kitchen worktops as it is durable, heat-resistant and easy to clean. However, it is important to consider the porous nature of marble and the risk of staining.

Marble is a softer stone than granite or quartz, which means that it can scratch and chip more easily. However, it is also more unique and offers a range of natural variations in colour and veining. Marble is also a low maintenance material, but it requires regular cleaning and sealing to protect the surface.

Yes, acidic products or liquids can damage marble worktops by etching or dulling the surface. It’s important to avoid using acidic products or liquids on marble worktops, and to clean up any spills immediately.

Marble worktops are heavy and require special handling during installation. It is best to have a professional installer handle the installation process to ensure proper installation and prevent damage.

Marble is a durable material but it is a softer stone than granite or quartz, which means that it can scratch and chip more easily. However, a marble worktop can last many years with proper care and maintenance.

Marble can withstand heat, but it is important to use heat protectors, such as trivets, to prevent heat damage to the surface. Marble is also prone to thermal shock, which means that it can crack or chip if exposed to sudden changes in temperature.

To remove stains from marble worktops, use a mild detergent and warm water. Avoid using abrasive cleaning products or scrubbers, as these can scratch the surface. If the stain is stubborn, you can use a poultice made of baking soda and water to remove it.

Marble worktops should be cleaned with a mild detergent and warm water. Avoid using abrasive cleaning products or scrubbers, as these can scratch the surface. Regular sealing is also important to protect the surface from stains and spills.

It is not recommended to cut and chop food directly on a marble worktop. You should use a cutting board to prevent scratches and stains.

They come in a wide range of marble colours and patterns. Popular choices include classic white, grey, black, and beige. However, there are also various shades of pink, blue, green, purple, and yellow available. Depending on the type of marble, you can also find intricate veining and swirling patterns in the stone, making it an extremely versatile material for kitchen countertops.

Yes. All our marble slabs are available to cut, finish and fit in any space with the minimum number of joins showing. To get a custom marble worktop made to fit your space, fill out our project estimator or get a quote for one of our stunning marble colours online.

Yes we can send you samples of most of our marble products, or you can visit our showroom to view a selection. In addition, we can book you in to see our suppliers’ selections of marble slabs so you can pick your favourite from all the different styles available. Call us on 01432 355075 to discuss.

Measuring for a marble worktop requires careful and precise calculation to ensure that the surface you are installing fits perfectly and is tailored to your design needs. Here are the steps to measure for a marble worktop:

1. Start by measuring the dimensions of the space where you plan to install the marble worktop. Measure the length, width, and depth, noting down the measurements in inches or centimetres.

2. Take into account any objects or furniture within the room that could obstruct or interfere with the installation of the marble worktop. Make sure to measure around these objects, as well as the distance between them and the intended installation area.

3. If you are ordering custom-cut marble worktops, your measurements must be extremely precise. Make sure to measure twice and round up when you record the measurements to ensure that the marble worktop will fit exactly.

4. Draw a sketch of the area to be covered with the marble worktop. This can help you visualise how the piece will look once installed and can also aid in ensuring that all measurements are correct.

5. Once you have your measurements and sketch, contact us to confirm the measurements and provide a quote for the job. We can also advise you on the best type of marble worktop for your needs and if needs be, measure-up for you.

Depending on availability of materials, we typically say that installation can be done within 7 to 10 working days from date of order. Sometimes it can be quicker or longer, this will depend on the size and complexity of the job, generally. But the above is a good rule of thumb.