Carrara Is the single most sought after and recognized marble in the world. Many people refer to any white marble as Carrara Marble, but that is like calling any soap "Ivory" or any tissue "Scotts". Carrara is a place not a specific stone. In Cararra Italy a wide variety of white marbles such as Carrara, Venatino, Statuario, Statuarietto, Statuary, Calacatta, and Valgi are quarried there. Even these marble names have further distinctions such as Carrara CD to indicate the characteristics of that specific bloc or slab. Once quarried the marble is graded based upon the the color of the background, the clarity, the width of color veins within the stone itself and the characteristics visible in the block and its slabs.
At Stone Masters we carry a large variety of Carrara marbles in various grades, price levels and looks to suit your budget and preference. We also carry manmade quartz slabs that are designed to look like Carrara marbles. These come without the fear of staining or etching and very scratch resistant. Come see them all and choose what works for you.
Marble countertops are not just a fad or passing trend. It's beauty is legendary and timeless. In Chester County marble has been a longtime favorite. All of our stone is on display in our well light indoor stone yard!
While granite is a great and durable counter-top surface, marble is a classic building material. Homes of distinction insist upon marble for it's beauty, warm tones and wide variety of colors and patterns.
We fabricate all types of stone, including marble. We stock the most popular marble species and can special order almost any marble you desire. We work closely with our suppliers and various importers to offer you marble from every corner of the world. Just ask us! Marble is most frequently used for building Marble bars or marble vanities but can be used for marble kitchen counter-tops too.
The number one concern we hear all the time is, "If I buy marble countertops for my kitchen, how do I care for them? Here is a 3rd party artical on how to care for marble. (One of the owners of Stone Masters was interviewed and given credit in the artical for the sealer video contained within it. here is a link to that useful article. http://www.themarblecleaner.com/marblesealer/
We recommend investing in a really good stain protection sealer with a stain warranty from StoneTech. This is the only sealer that actually warrants against stains specifically for Marble for a period of 15 years. This does not warrant against scratches or etching, but it does cover staining.
A little more care is required in preventing etching with marble as compared to granite and it entails picking up spills as they happen and just not letting them sit too long. In Greenville DE marble is the preferred material for both vanities and kitchens.