The 6 best Greek marbles for kitchens and kitchen countertops

3
Jan

Why Greek marbles are suitable for use on a kitchen countertop or in a kitchen area & how to choose the right marbles for the kitchen project you have undertaken

A kitchen is not just a functional room where we prepare a meal, cook and eat our food, but rather a space for creative expression and to satisfy aesthetic needs. With simple, clean, minimalist or more classic lines, a kitchen and every space in it must acquire value and form of an investment. Choosing the best, most beautiful and durable materials for your kitchen counter or island is, without a doubt, of utmost importance.

Marble, as a natural material, can become the perfect choice for a kitchen countertop or any other part of a kitchen (floor, kitchen backsplash, wall cladding, sinks, etc.). As a key design element, a marble countertop allows an opportunity to create different combinations and colors, while the sense of luxury it gives is rightly complemented by its variety, uniqueness and of course its timeless durability.

What is marble

Marble is a stone that is characterized by an intense glow and etymologically comes from the ancient word “marmaros”, which means “bright stone”. Created by a continuous metamorphosis of sedimentary carbonate rocks, via a chemical reaction in limestone and through its veins, clouds and unique formations, it captures something of its history. It consists mainly of the mineral calcite with other minerals from clay, quartz, muscovite, pyrite, iron oxides, chlorite, graphite, etc. usually found in its mineralogical composition (impurities). Commercially, the term marble refers to many structural and decorative carbonate stones mainly of a composition such as limestone, etc.

It is an amazing material whose modern possibilities are applied to decoration and architecture.

Minimal luxury kitchen room with the dark grey marble installed on countertop, island, backsplash and floor
Dark gray Alivery marble suitable for use in a kitchen area room, applied on a countertop, island, backsplash and floor

Reasons Homeowners, Decorators, Architects, Builders and Project Managers choose marble for kitchens and kitchen countertops.

Natural beauty of marble

As a natural stone, marble is found in a huge range and at the same time with a rare uniqueness. Its luxury and natural luster justify the fact that it is such a popular material among many homeowners, but also with architects and decorators. Its natural beauty glorifies the space and becomes its irreplaceable protagonist.

Uniqueness of marble

The geological load that marble carries is reflected in the distinctiveness of its formations. Veins, clouds and patterns unfold in a wondrous and unique way justifying the perfect aesthetic result.

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Color variety and availability of marble

The color variety of the stone satisfies every particular preference and decoration desire. White marble, with a white background or colored marble with a dark background, turns the kitchen into a timeless space that captivates the eye. Focusing on the project, the owner’s preference and personal style, the choice of color is the only consideration because, as long as the earth propagates the material, the availability of marble remains inexhaustible.

Resistance of marble over time

The glorification of the material over the centuries and the transformation of marble into structures that have withstood the passage of time have proven its durability. Marble countertops resist heat, water and abrasions. In fact, by choosing the right coating, marble in the kitchen area becomes waterproofed and protects its porous material from stains.

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Real photo of a kitchen project with interior and exterior space and a large island with a countertop from the deep dark green marble Veria Green
Jumbo size stone slabs of the Veria Green marble, extracted from a Greek quarry of Stone Group International, installed on a countertop and kitchen island

Multiple marble surface finishes

With the help of modern technology, the surface finishes of marble highlights not only its natural beauty, but enhances its durability even more. Finishes, such as polished, honed, tumbled and brushed, are applied to the surface of the marble slab, enhancing the appearance of the material and contributing to its stability and minimization of wear and tear over time.

Resistance of marble to changes in temperature

Marble is characterized as a “cold” material, due to its resistance to high temperatures. It is one of the reasons why it is used on surfaces that concern us in regards to durability, such as on kitchen countertops, ovens, fireplaces and generally wherever a robust, durable and at the same time, timeless material is needed.

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Ease of cutting and sculpting marble into different shapes

Thanks to automation and advances in technology, marble is cut, carved and sculpted with ease. In this way, each project, small or large, acquires its own personality and value, according to the choices of each interested party.

Increasing the commercial value of the house using marble

Apart from the aesthetics of the space, marble constructions present in a house greatly increase its commercial value. The marble countertop in the kitchen, the marble backsplash or the marble floors, are elements of the interior decoration that enhance the value of the home.

Close-up image from above of a kitchen island and countertop with dark grey marble Aliveri with white and gray veins
Stone slabs and tiles from the Greek marble Aliveri of Stone Group International applied on a kitchen countertop island

Marble applications in the kitchen area

When we refer to the kitchen area, it is inevitable to talk about marble. Decorating with marble elements offers infinite available options, while the aesthetically perfect and elegant result is taken for granted.

When made with marble, countertops, islands, floors, sinks and the kitchen table become elegant creations in a completely functional design that impress with their simplicity of line and efficiency of their use. As for the color of the marble, the options are many!

👉 If you want to give your space light and more dimensions, opt for white marble.

👉 If what you are interested in a more serious or a more special touch in your kitchen, marble in darker shades, such as gray, black or green, are equally stylish and timeless.

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Real kitchen room space with white marble slabs on backsplash and kitchen countertop
The white Greek marble Pirgon one of the best and suitable for kitchen countertops and backsplash

Why choose Greek marble for a kitchen countertop

There is a wide variety of marbles from around the world that can be used in any kitchen project. Among the Italian marbles we would single out the white Carrara marble, Calacatta marble or Calacatta Gold and Statuario marbles. Among the well-known and beloved Greek marbles, we would single out Thassos Snow White, Volakas, Pirgon, Elba Blue, Vox, Pentelikon, Tinos, etc.

It is worth noting that Greek marbles, since ancient times, continue to “travel” throughout the world, currently occupying 4th place in the global ranking of marble exports internationally. They “dress” innumerable works and surfaces of various colors. The white ones, of course, have their place of honor, as Greece has the largest variety of white and light-colored marbles.

At the same time, with more than 265 active marble quarries, Greek marbles maintain their inexhaustible deposits.

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Close-up image with dark grey marble slabs, installed with a book-match design on a kitchen backsplash
Stone slabs of the dark grey Greek Alivery marble, applied as a book-match pattern on a kitchen backsplash

How to choose the right marble for a kitchen

The selection of the appropriate marble for a kitchen area is based on the qualitative and aesthetic characteristics set for each project. A kitchen area demands heat-resistant, scratch-resistant, non-absorbent surfaces that are easy to clean.

The huge range of marble colors gives unlimited freedom to the design of the kitchen. Let’s take a look at the 6 best Greek marbles which are deemed suitable for kitchen counters.

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The 6 best Greek marbles for a kitchen

There is an abundance of Greek stones that we recommend for kitchen marble countertops or for any other use in a kitchen environment. Below, you can find 6 of our own choices, while in our shop you can choose the ideal material for your project from a wide range of white, gray and colored marbles. To better present our suggestions, we have included photos of a marble slab next to each of their respective descriptions.

Ajax white marble

Ajax marble with diagonal gold, grey, brown and blue veins is ideal for Vein-match and Book-match applications, while its bright white background creates an original, practical and aesthetically pleasing spatial experience.

It is a hard, durable material recommended for all uses in a kitchen area (marble countertop, backsplash, floor, wall cladding and sink).

Slab of the white Greek marble Ajax with gold, gray, brown and blue diagonal veins, placed in an outdoor warehouse of a natural stone supplier
Exterior warehouse of a natural stone supplier with a slab of the white background Ajax marble extracted from a Greek quarry, in Northern Greece

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Fusion white marble

A dolomite material with similar characteristics is the Fusion marble. Its white background and intense veins on its surface make it suitable for Vein-match and Book-match applications – luxury and practicality together in a natural material!

It is a dolomite material recommended for all uses in the kitchen area (marble countertop, backsplash, floor, wall cladding and sink).

Slab of the white Greek marble Fusion with bold veins on its surface and placed in an indoor warehouse of a natural stone supplier
Interior warehouse of a natural stone supplier with a slab of the white background Fusion marble extracted from a Greek quarry, in Northern Greece

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Prima White Marble

With the kitchen in the foreground, Prima marble plays a game of light and shadow, creating contrasts with its particularly white background and an elegant pattern of decorative veins in cold gray & light gray shades that permeate its surface.

It is a homogeneous material recommended for all uses in a kitchen area (marble countertop, backsplash, floor, wall cladding and sink).

Slab of the white Greek marble Prima with elegant, district veins on its surface and placed in an indoor warehouse of a natural stone supplier
Interior warehouse of a natural stone supplier with a slab of the white background Prima marble extracted from a Greek quarry, in Northern Greece

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Aella White Marble

Another marble that exudes the unique combination of Arabic motifs, with beautiful brown and gray veins on a bright white background, is Aella. Perhaps it reminds us something of the Volaka marble, without, of course, it being extracted from the same quarry. Aella marble creates an aesthetically and functionally pleasing space in the kitchen, especially on a counter or an island, combining the right ergonomics with exceptional quality and elegance.

It is a white material recommended for all uses in a kitchen area (marble countertop, backsplash, floor, wall cladding and sink).

Slab of the white Greek marble Aella with brown and gray veins on its surface and placed in an indoor warehouse of a natural stone supplier
Interior warehouse of a natural stone supplier with a slab of the white background Aella marble extracted from a Greek quarry, in Northern Greece

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Thassos Vein Cut White Marble

This is a variant of the whitest marble in the world, Thassos Snow White, which, however, does not prevent it from reflecting its bright white and crystalline color. Thassos Vein Cut shining stone shapes atmospheric spaces in a practical environment such as a kitchen area.

With exceptional quality, soft distinctive very light colored veins, it is recommended for all uses in the kitchen area (marble countertop, backsplash, floor, wall cladding and sink).

Slab of the white Greek marble Thasos with light, district veins on its surface and placed in an outdoor warehouse of a natural stone supplier
Exterior warehouse of a natural stone supplier with a slab of the whitest marble in the world extracted from a Greek quarry in Thasos island, Northern Greece

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Pirgon Ebru Arabesque White Marble

Pirgon Ebru Arabesque marble combines the generosity of a white background with the complex beauty of Arabic art and its special floral motif. Book-match applications create impressive results, adding an authentic character to a kitchen countertop or island.

It is a white material recommended for all uses in a kitchen area (marble countertop, backsplash, floor, wall cladding and sink).

Slab of the white Greek marble Pirgon Ebru Arabesque with floral motifs on its surface and placed in an indoor warehouse of a natural stone supplier
Interior warehouse of a natural stone supplier with a slab of the white background Pirgon Ebru Arabesque marble extracted from a Greek quarry in Drama, Northern Greece

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If you are a lover of marble and granite and find it difficult to choose between these two natural stones, then our article, ‘’Marble or granite?’’ will help you. In it, you will find all the information you need about the suitability of the two materials, not only for kitchen countertops, but also for floors and bathrooms.

Ways to maintain and clean marble on a kitchen counter and other kitchen areas

A functional and organized kitchen countertop needs the corresponding care. The first concern is to get to know the technical characteristics of the marble from which the countertop is made and to follow its care instructions.

Real kitchen room area with white marble slabs on a kitchen countertop and backsplash
The white Greek marble Pirgon one of the most suitable and best materials for kitchen backsplashes and countertops

Ask your supplier to inform you about the technical characteristics or technical specifications of the natural stone you are interested in.

Learn more about the Technical Characteristics of marble & why it is important to know them before beginning any architectural or construction project.

To ensure long-term protection of the marble countertops or kitchen islands, we recommend waterproofing using the sealer process, in which the marble stone slab is coated and becomes more resistant against saturating liquids, such as oil, wine or juice. With the sealing process, the marble will not stain; all that will be needed is regular cleaning. 

However, even if the marble has not undergone waterproofing, take care of it with simple and easy actions:

  • Use soap and water to remove stains
  • In the case of a matte finish surface, avoid any rough cleaning material
  • If the marble is stained by red wine, we suggest you remove it with water and baking soda

As the kitchen is the area where food is prepared, some scratches or gouges caused by hot appliances, acidic food and liquids (such as lemon juice) or cutting boards are unfortunately inevitable. If you want to protect your kitchen countertop or island and limit wear and tear and discoloration, opt for fireproof bases for very hot items.

Big indoor warehouse photo from above of Stone Group International natural stone supplier, with white marble slabs placed in order.
White marble slabs placed in a huge internal warehouse of a natural stone provider

Stone Group International experts will give you the solution

At Stone Group International we have a wide range of marble, white, light gray, beige, gold, green or colored, suitable for any application in a kitchen area.

In addition, our specialized staff, having a deep knowledge of the countertop materials and many years of experience and know-how, is willing to answer any questions you may have regarding the selection of the appropriate marble according to its use, as well as its care.

Do not hesitate to contact our team of experts.

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