Top Quartz that Looks like Marble
- September 15, 2017
- Posted by: Marissa Sese
- Category: Home, Project, Renovations
Marble has a beauty that is undeniable. Not only is it visually appealing, it is imbued with history and instantly conveys elegance.
Unfortunately, marble isn’t ideal for every situation. It is a natural stone that comes with some caveats — it can be marred by moisture, it requires sealing, it demands regular attention.
That would be fine if you lived in a manor with a staff of eight on hand to take care of every concern, like making sure that marble counter always looks as good as the day it was installed. But for most of us, our countertops get used — by cooks, children, the occasionally careless visiting uncle — and we also don’t want to spend a whole lot of time maintaining them.
Fortunately, you have an option that will deliver the look of marble you love without the maintenance and wear issues you won’t. Quartz is an engineered material that is virtually maintenance-free — no sealing, extremely resistant to stains — and the Venastone options are beautiful options if you have an affinity for marble.
The quartz counter options called Vena Carrara, Vena Statuario Bianco, Vena Calacatta, Vena Calacatta Infinita, Vena Pure White, and Vena Vanilla White are wonderful marble substitutes. Don’t worry, these aren’t ersatz choices that try to mimic a timeless material but fall short — the quartz Venastone options are extraordinary. Bright with a great sheen, they also have the subtle veining and patterns that make marble so appealing.
Where does quartz Venastone make sense? Bathrooms, for starters, where marble can be easily susceptible to water staining. For instance, if you’re aiming for a bright, clean, timeless look in a children’s bathroom, quartz Venastone can deliver that — and not leave you worrying about spilled nail polish, smeared toothpaste, or water stains.
Now think about the kitchen, another spot where marble countertops have long been prized. Honestly, it seems like every cooking show with a top chef features activity centered around a marble island. It’s no wonder — marble has an old-world look that is terrific in the kitchen. What’s not so terrific is living with the fear that your cooking activity could leave it looking less than its best. Again, quartz from Venastone can deliver that timeless look without the worry. When your children decide they want to make a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day breakfast on their own, unsupervised, you can relax in your bed knowing that your quartz Venastone counters can handle whatever accidents might happen. Again, there’s no need to seal quartz countertops, and maintenance is essentially just wiping them with a damp cloth.
When it comes to commercial locations, quartz Venastone countertops can also be a great option. They withstand heavy traffic and if you have a bar countertop, they will save you all kinds of headaches. For instance, an oyster bar really begs for a marble counter, but the level of activity can make it problematic. With quartz Venastone bar countertops, you’ll have that classic look without the costs of either maintaining marble or maybe even being forced to replace it.
Often, a substitute feels like a compromise. And fact is, if you absolutely love genuine marble and are willing to live with the required maintenance and the fact that it will show some age, you should choose it. It is, after all, your space. But if the drawbacks of a natural stone like marble give you pause, quartz Venastone countertops are an option you need to investigate. You can get the look of marble with quartz Venastone, and we’re confident that most people won’t feel like they’re giving up anything, except worry.