When it comes to selecting kitchen countertops, classic white marble remains the top choice for many homeowners. It’s no surprise that marble countertops are so popular—the material has been attracting fans for millennia. “It’s a natural material with great variety, depending on which species you select and how it’s cut,” says AD100 architect S. Russell Groves. “It creates a really lovely natural pattern, which you don’t get with a lot of artificial materials.”

“You won’t find anything as white in nature as white marble,” adds Evan Nussbaum, a vice president at Stone Source in New York. “You just don’t get that color and kind of figuring in any other type of natural stone.”

Good-quality marbles, such as the world-famous products from Carrara, Italy, are dense and relatively nonporous—which makes them durable and stain-resistant.

Some acidic liquid like lemon juice or vinegar may etch marble, but shine can be easily brought back by buffing, although several designers will prefer to leave it, as it looks antique.

Marble does not stain, and does not become yellow with time, as it may happen with Quartz (engineered stone).

Marble will support hot pans on the surface and it is fire resistant, it will never catch fire.

As long as you choose carefully, know what to expect, and care for white countertops, they will be a beautiful, functional choice for your kitchen design that lasts a lifetime.

All Saints
Branco Alpha
Branco Alpha
Doha White
Exclusive white
Extreme White
Mármore Pinta Verde
Moulin Rouge
White Shadow
Wood Stone