Considering Marble? Read this first.

Author | Emily Barnett

Fancy, Elegant and High End are descriptions that I often hear clients describe our Carrara Marble in one of our kitchen displays. Custom inset cabinets, painted white to the ceiling with rich walnut accents, finished with the soft veining of Carrara Marble. I agree, a very stunning combination until the client starts inspecting the kitchen display a little closer. “Why are there scratches and etching marks on this countertop?” For the homeowner who uses their kitchen, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and many activities take place in that space. Marble countertops might not be the best choice for your busy, hectic lifestyle.

I have had great success with suggesting a different type of countertop material where there is NO maintenance and NO worry but still has the look of marble. Cambria quartz has heard the call of many designers and home owners for a realistic marble look. Cambria recently released two great alternatives to Carrara and Calacatta Marble, Ella and Britannica. Why Cambria has been so appealing to so many is because it has the look of marble without the upkeep.

Cambria quartz offers over 120 designs, all unique, something for everyone! The properties of Cambria quartz make sense, scratch and stain resistance, the perfect countertop choice for any kitchen.

Emily M. Barnett is a Kitchen and Bath Designer that has been with Scholten Kitchen and Bath for ten years. Barnett holds two Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from Kendall College of Art and Design; Interior Design and Art Education.

Learn more about Emily and Scholten Kitchen & Bath here.

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