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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Installing Marble Countertops
Choosing Wrong
Marble is prone to wear and tear, but the type of marble you choose will determine how visible the markings are. Different marble colors disguise different damage.
Dark marble makes stains hard to see, but acidic etchings will stand out more. Intricate veining will hide signs of wear, while white marble is good for acidic damage.
Buying Fixings First
Countertops are expensive and hard to replace, so they should be bought before the rest of your finishings to ensure everything fits together and matches well.
Measuring Incorrectly
Write down all calculations carefully, measure from the wall (not from the tiles or backsplash), and account for cabinet overhang before shopping.
If you plan to cut the counters yourself, carefully measure any cut-outs for the sink or stove and consider investing in a laser measure for highly accurate measurements.
Ordering Online
Visiting suppliers in person is the only way to get an accurate idea of the colors, veining, and placement of the piece you want, and you may get a better deal.
Poor Corner Choice
Safety is as much a consideration as aesthetics when choosing corners. If you want a square look without the sharpness, consider using eased or rounded edges.
Beveled, Roman round, and half-round edges are popular soft looks that still carry an edge. Full bullnose edges are the most curved and safest if you have small children.