Marble and Dolomite Countertops
Talk to a Benson Stone marble expert by dialing (779) 210-3348.
Marble is incredibly beautiful and polishes much like granite, but the two are actually very different types of natural stone.
Granite is a siliceous stone, which is composed of very hard and dense materials like silica and quartz, while marble is a calcareous stone composed of softer calcium carbonate. Because of its extravagant color and veining, marble is breathtaking in appearance and creates a feeling of elegance and luxury whether it’s used in the kitchen or bathroom.
At Benson Stone in Rockford, IL, one of the main types of marble we carry is dolomite, which is formed in a similar way but has a higher magnesium content. Homeowners love dolomite because it has a softer, more flowing look. It is more likely to etch and scratch over time than other types of stone countertops, but some people love having etched countertops because it is evidence of a life lived.
Our marble and dolomite countertops range in price from $75 to $120 per square foot. Our salespeople know just about everything there is to know about marble and dolomite, and our professional installers will make it look just right in your home.
Marble and dolomite countertop maintenance
Marble and dolomite countertops require very gentle, pH-neutral cleansers, such as soap and water. Whenever this type of stone is exposed to something acidic like a lemon, it will etch and scratch.
What to expect
You’ll start by walking into the Benson Stone showroom and looking around. If you’re planning to do a major kitchen or bathroom remodel, we will connect you with our kitchen and bath designers. If you just want new countertops, our salespeople will be able to help you decide which type of product you want (it’s helpful if you have a drawing of your space). They will also take you to the building next door to our showroom to show you the marble and dolomite slabs so you can get a better idea of color. Once you decide what you want, we’ll give you a quote, and if you want to move forward, we’ll send our expert installer to your home to measure the space. Then, we’ll work on fabricating your custom countertops and schedule a time for our installers to bring your dream to life.
Below are a few samples of marble and dolomite slabs we have available at Benson Stone in Rockford, IL.
Please visit our showroom to explore what types of stone countertops may be right for you.