Designing an entirely new kitchen or remodeling an old one demands the best materials. However, choosing the right countertop for your kitchen can be difficult due to the numerous factors that must be considered.

Kitchen countertops are available in a variety of materials, coatings, and veining patterns. The countertops are the center point of your kitchen; therefore, you must consider the design, aesthetics, and theme while selecting them.

Here are some tips for choosing the right marble countertop for your kitchen island or counters.

The Type of Finish

There are numerous technologies and methods for finishing stone or marble. You can have your marble brushed, honed, or polished to get your preferred finish. 

A honed marble countertop has a matte surface, but a polished marble countertop has a glossy appearance. A honed finish might be the best option if acid etching is a concern.

The Marble Veining

Stones with different veining patterns can be found in different quarries. The veining pattern on various marble countertops varies depending on the type of stone and quarry. 

To create distinct veining patterns on your marble countertop, you can cut several types of marble blocks in a variety of ways. A Fleuri cut or cross-cut can be used to create marble surfaces with an open flowery pattern. 

These cuts result in a design that looks to be arbitrary. To produce a striped and linear pattern in your marble stone, you can use Striato slices or vein cuts.

Marble Varieties

The majority of people associate marble with creamy-white, polished marble. However, there are many varieties of marble. Black, crimson, gold, green, and taupe are some of the colors available. 

All these marbles are suitable for kitchen counters, but the creamy white marble is the superior option because it resists acid etching. The etching on this sort of marble is less evident than on other types of marble, such as green, taupe, or red marble.

Choice of Marble Slabs

Marble countertop selection and installation is an art that requires an understanding of veining location in order to position slabs in an artistic manner. Although stone slabs differ slightly, you must choose parts that will fit and be used on your countertop. 

It’s also important to consider how your marble pieces will fit together. Large marble pieces with no seams are frequently the best, but book-match your marble to ensure that your adjacent marble pieces are mirrored if your marble does have seams.

Countertop Edges

Marble countertops come with a variety of edge profiles from which to pick when purchasing slabs. Dull softened edges that soften the slab’s straight corners are frequently ideal. The corners of these marble slabs are curved, making it difficult for your brittle parts to chip. 


Marble countertops are long-lasting, heat-resistant, and water-resistant, and they may add a touch of elegance to your countertop and island surfaces. Their surfaces are resistant to fading and staining. 

You may still sand and polish it if the surface fades. Marble countertops age gracefully, but they never lose their allure because they can be sanded and cleaned.

Miconi will take care of your marble countertop installation for your kitchen remodel! Miconi Marble & Tile has been family-owned and operated since opening its doors in 1994, growning from a small showroom with three employees to a 6,000 square-foot showroom. Contact us today to enjoy top-quality marble countertops!