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This kitchen island commands attention. Measuring a substantial 4x8 feet, it is topped with 3-inch-thick Calcutta marble. The classic blue-gray veining of this marble complements the kitchen's elegant, traditional style.
An apron-front marble sink and luxurious run of 3-inch-thick marble countertops create a seamless look along the window wall. A simple eased edge on the countertops highlights the marble's intricate veining.
Honed black marble countertops complement the dark cherry cabinets and oak floors in this Craftsman-style kitchen. You could achieve a similar effect with slate or soapstone countertops, which are less porous than marble.
This sophisticated kitchen marries elegant marble countertops with custom cabinetry and polished-nickel fixtures. The ogee edge on the countertops sets a classic tone.
This kitchen steps back in time with white marble countertops, matching mosaic marble-clad walls, and a vintage-look black range hood. Open shelves, also in white marble, replaced upper cabinets for a light, airy feel.
Marble countertops add the perfect finishing touch to this traditional-style kitchen. Finished with an ogee edge, the white marble countertops with subtle gray veining complement the room's soft-green and white palette.
The mix of earthy materials in this kitchen includes honed marble countertops and distressed walnut cabinets. Tumbled marble tile in white and terra-cotta forms a variety of patterns along the perimeter of the room, including a checkered border under the arch that frames the cooktop.
Marble countertops are not limited to traditional settings. In this contemporary kitchen, sumptuous white marble, patterned with deep gray veining, stretches from countertop to ceiling, making a bold statement along the sink wall.
The island and perimeter countertops in this Tuscan-style kitchen are topped with a green, variegated marble that is honed and sealed for extra durability. To complement the countertops, the owners chose a white marble tile backsplash and flooring.
A duo of white marble-topped islands provides ample workspace in this state-of-the-art kitchen. The marble countertops form a classic counterpoint to the professional-style appliances and slate tile floors.
Stained a bold brick red, this custom island doubles as a baking center. The baking-friendly marble countertop is ideal for rolling out dough.
Beautiful Damascus Red marble countertops, finished with a double ogee edge, add style and grace to this small butler's pantry. A custom edge treatment significantly raises the price of a countertop, but it may be worth the splurge to achieve a particular look.
Black granite on the island contrasts with white carrara marble along the perimeter. The mix of colors and tones adds visual interest and highlights the kitchen's traditional style.
Marble countertops don't have to be subdued. This rich red marble countertop complements the island's dark wood tones and creates a focal point in the center of the kitchen.
White subway tile serves as a transition between lustrous white Calcutta marble countertops, finished in a classic ogee edge, and tiny mosaic marble tiles, which clad the walls.
Green marble with a honed, undulating surface tops these perimeter countertops. The countertops' simple, squared-off pencil edge lets the stone be the focus.
An elegant marble tile backsplash blends with carrara marble countertops in this sophisticated kitchen. The island is topped with rich Scandinavian walnut, which forms a striking counterpoint to the run of white marble along the perimeter.
A custom edge treatment distinguishes these light marble counters. An undermount sink is a good option for creating a seamless look.