In Minneapolis homes, both in kitchens and bathrooms, it is not at all uncommon to find beautiful and exotic looking marble countertops. When these countertops are white with almost blue-gray tint, they are most likely to be made of the famous Carrara marble.
Classic and sophisticated in its pattern and design, it is one of the most sought-after options for countertops. Homes in Minneapolis with these counters will stand out and have amazing counters that will literally last the lifetime of the home with just basic maintenance and upkeep.
The History of the Marble
Carrara marble is only quarried in the city of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy. This is the only place in the world that is known for this unique color and quality of marble. First quarried by the Ancient Romans, this marble has been harvested and used around the world.
While used in building as a material, Carrara marble is also the marble used in sculptures both from ancient times through to today. Famous pieces and landmarks carved from this marble including Michelangelo’s David, the Marble Arch in London, the Pantheon, Harvard Medical School buildings as well as the Oslo Opera House to name just a few.
For marble countertops, Carrara marble can be sold as honed or polished. The honed finish offers a more matte appearance while the polish offers a glass-like surface. Both are very popular and can be suited to wide range of different decors and styles.
The look of Carrara marble also makes it a perfect match for any kitchen cabinet colors and designs. It is striking with dark wood colors or even solid black, navy, green or burgundy colors of cabinetry.
It is also the ideal match for white kitchen or an ultra-modern kitchen with sleek lines combined with chrome and white. The versatility and the classic elegance of this countertop option is the reason it continues to be a top choice for the homeowner.