Marble has a wild beauty and luxurious tactility that has long drawn homeowners to want to choose white marble worktops for their kitchens. However, many question whether marble is really practical for the rigours of everyday life in the heart of the home. So, if you love the appearance of marble, but don’t want the inherent drawbacks, here are five white marble quartz worktop ideas for you.
But first, what is marble and what are the drawbacks?
Marble is metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate materials. It has been used all over the world for thousands of years, both for decorative and functional purposes. Marble is a highly porous material, and relatively soft versus other natural stones. This means marble can readily stain, scratch, mark and chip. We all know what life in the kitchen is like with the knocks and bangs of crockery or the odd spillage of a glass of red wine and marble will bear these marks and scratches and requires careful upkeep and cleaning.
What about quartz?
So if you love the appearance of marble, but don’t want these inherent drawbacks, then allow us to introduce five of the most beautiful marble inspired quartz surfaces. White marble quartz worktops are non porous, making them resistant to stains. They are also far harder and more resilient to the knocks and bangs that come with life in the modern kitchen.
With advances in technology, the latest Gemini Quartz Marble Collection designs are now indistinguishable from natural marble. Therefore, making them the perfect choice for your new kitchen design.
Five white marble quartz worktop ideas
Fashioned after the most popular of white marbles, Bianco Carrara. Venetian White has a slightly off white background colour, with a feathery grey veining pattern running throughout.
Venetian White also features micro mirror particles interspersed throughout the material. This makes the surface sparkle subtly under your kitchen lights. Just as a block of marble would catch the sun and sparkle brightly. So too, Venetian White captures the essence of this beautiful material.
Statuario is modelled closely on its natural marble namesake. Statuario was the marble of choice of Michelangelo, the great Italian Renaissance artist. Consequently, it was from this material that most of his sculptures were carved.
The reason? The purity of the bright white marble was deemed exquisite. Yet, it often had a dramatic dark grey vein running through it, that lent it a true natural appearance. Gemini Quartz Statuario re-imagines this ethereal beauty.
Next, meet Gemini Quartz Capri White, featuring a stunning white background brought to life through natural dark grey veins that have all the hallmarks of the classic Italian marbles.
Capri White is a highly versatile option that works beautifully in a whole variety of interior styles and colour choices for your cabinets.
Arabescato is for you if you are after a warmer, creamier background tone. The veining of Arabescato is consistent across the whole slab, so it lends itself to a wide variety of kitchen designs, including galley kitchens or L shaped kitchens.
Stylish and sophisticated, there is a depth to the marble realism of Arabescato. It is also a highly versatile colour, looking great on contemporary, modern or traditional design schemes.
Finally, meet Gemini Quartz Calacatta Gold. Named after its natural counterpart and featuring strong, bold veining with a slight gold tint on a background of mild grey.
This striking surface is one to consider for your kitchen island or breakfast bar to really make the most out of that dramatic veining. Alternatively, Calacatta Gold works beautifully as a splashback or for full height cladding if you want to make a feature out of the wall space behind your kitchen.