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How To Distinguish Marble Countertops?
May 29, 2018

How to distinguish Marble Countertops?


Marble is a recrystallized limestone and its main component is CaCO3. Limestone softens at high temperatures and pressures and recrystallizes to form marble as the contained minerals change. It is mainly used for processing into various shapes and plates, as wall surfaces, floors, tables and columns of buildings, and also as a material for monumental buildings such as monuments, towers, and statues.


In addition to the high requirements for the ruggedness and environmental protection of the plate, marble countertops also have strict controls on the radioactivity of the stone. For a long time, people have mistakenly thought that marble countertops would have radiation, and there were some concerns when buying. In fact, the radioactivity of natural marble countertops is very low, and it will not cause any harm to the human body. It will not be easily eroded by oil and will be easy to clean. However, it has certain radioactivity and it is not recommended for large areas.


The countertops of the marble cabinets are susceptible to staining. Using less water when cleaning. Regularly wipe with a damp cloth with mild detergent, then wipe dry and polish with a clean soft cloth. Abraded marble countertops are difficult to handle, it can be wiped with steel wool, and then polished with an electric grinder to restore its luster.

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There are several rules to distinguish the advantages and disadvantages of marble countertops:

First: The visual color of the sample is not cloudy, and the surface has no plastic-like texture, and there are no small pores on the opposite side of the plate.

Second: The nose smells a pungent chemical odor.

Third: There is a sense of silk on the surface of the sample, no sense of astringency, and no significant unevenness.

Fourth: scratch the surface of the sheet with a fingernail without any scratches.

Fifth: The same two samples hit each other and are not easily broken.