These serviceable expanses of countertop found floating in the kitchen is more often than not the center of attention. Whether serving as a destination for meal preparation or a casual place at which to dine, this magnet for impromptu gatherings becomes the perfect spot to linger while enjoying a glass of wine and pleasant conversation with the cook. Determining the size and shape of the island is directly related to its proposed use and the overall availability of space. Whether large or small square, rectangular, or uniquely shape, it possesses the intrinsic ability to ass pizzazz to any kitchen. Because the island is generally intended to be a workhorse, it is a good idea to select a material that can fend for itself against constant abuse. Granite, distressed stone, slate, and soapstone will provide a low-maintenance surface. No matter if your design calls for the use of a stone slab or tile, the list at bottom offer some ideas regarding the kitchen island.
Suggested Marble for Kitchen Island:
Bianco Carrara Marble
The white Bianco Carrara is characteristically homogenous, with a white to grey ground color, shining grains and smoky grey veins, which run thought the stone rather unregularly. The different quality of this stone depends on its ground colour; basically, we distinguish between these two marble types: Binaco di Carrara C (lighter ground colour) and Bianco di Carrara CD (darker ground colour). This material brightens gradually when the marble is losing the water that sore in its pores.
Desert Beige Marble
Forged in the Al Hajjar Mountains Desert Beige marble is hard and tough combined with the traditional ruggedness and character one would expect from a marble. Desert Beige Marble is one of the least porous due to its high density. In terms of technical properties it is superior to similar colored marble such as Crema Marfil Marble from Spain or Botticino Classico Marble from Italy. Desert Beige Marble are commonly use in floor tiles, bathroom tiles and Benchtop/Countertop.