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Talk me out of it- marble countertops

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Talk me out of it- marble countertops

mjhals | Feb 12, 2010 06:21 PM

So, my husband and I are buying an apartment, which we love, pending a complete renovation of the tiny, tiny kitchen. This board has already helped me get over my despondency at learning there was no gas hook up for the stove (going induction, yeah!), so I just want some opinions on the counter tops I had in mind.

So, I really, really want a light colored counter top and found some granite that is semi light (Artic Rose, I think?) but it's really too speckley for what I have in mind. So I've done some research and really want to know opinions from people living with marble counter tops. I understand the possibility of staining, and am ok with some general wear and tear that just results in generally "lived in look" with blemishes in the finish, etc.

But I'd like to know from marble owners- what was your first stain? Is it generally just a light mark or a huge, glaring puddle? Knowing me, it'll be red wine. So, have you had any experience with this, can you mitigate the damage if you wipe it up right away or does it set in the minute the liquid hits the marble?

Any cautioner tales are welcome marble-experienced!

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