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Marble
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Marble starts life as a sediment – animal skeletons, shells, plant matter and silt at the bottom of bodies of water. After millions of years, it solidifies into stone. Being that it is a naturally formed stone, marble may vary in color and pattern from the sample, and may have natural variations resulting from the immense pressure which formed the stone. These characteristics enhance the natural beauty of the stone and do not impair its durability.

Seams
At Jerry's Floor Store we match the marble slabs used in each project for color and grain consistency. The method used for joining adjacent pieces is a straight butt joint. Straight butt joints involve adjoining the cut edge of one piece to the matched cut edge of the adjacent piece. This method helps ensure that front finished edges line up correctly. Epoxy resin is used to adjoin seamed pieces. These seams can be seen and felt, however, we color match the epoxy resin to your marble tops. We do not make corner angle joints (miter joints), as frequently done with laminate countertops.

Backsplash
Our marble backsplashes are standard at 4" high. Any height backsplash can be done with a minimum of 3" to full height backsplash, eliminating the need for tile. Marble backsplashes are installed using a 90˚ butt joint where the backsplash rests on top of the counter, along the wall. Because marble is a natural stone we cannot make coved backsplashes as seen with laminate tops.

Marble Maintenance & Care
Due to its soft nature, cutting directly on marble countertops in MN will cause scratches in the stones surface. Using trivets, cutting boards, felt pads and placemats under dinnerware or appliances will help protect the surface from most scratches. Minnesota marble is also acid sensitive; when acids come in contact with the marble countertops, it can cause the surface to etch. Wipe up all spills immediately and only use cleaners specified for use on marble.

MN marble is susceptible to all types of stains including water stains so be sure to always use coasters and placemats under all glasses and dishes. To reduce staining, always make sure your marble countertops in Minnesota are properly sealed and avoid leaving spills to sit for any length of time. Stains may be removed from marble using a poultice of corn starch and peroxide applied to the stain, allowed to dry, then wiped clean.

Marble also has the potential to burn, so always use trivets or hot pads under all hot surfaces to protect the stone from thermal shock.

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