Real Marble vs. Faux Marble Table

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Real marble and faux marble table materials have some very important differences that you need to be aware of. Learn about real marble versus faux marble tables with help from a registered interior designer in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Alan Hilsabeck, Jr., Registered Interior Designer and Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer. Today, I'm here at The Kitchen Source in Dallas, Texas. We're going to be looking at kitchen ideas and plans. Let's get to it. Today, I'm going to help you decide what to choose for your table or counter top. Real marble or faux marble? Whether for a table or a counter top, the choice between real marble or faux marble is a commonly asked question by most consumers. Before you make that decision, one must know the differences between the two. Real or faux, each product has its features and benefits. Real marble is a natural beautiful product that can be used on most any table. Just like in specifying marble for counter tops, the location and use of the table is very important. In any areas where there's high use, acidic liquids such as fruit juices or wines and hard objects, marble can scratch, gouge, etch or stain. Faux marble on the other hand is a polymer made up of resin and marble. Because of this, the surface is harder than the natural stone counterpart; thus, less likely to scratch, gouge, etch or stain. The advantage of real marble is the natural beauty in the depth in the stone and not one piece of marble is the same. Whether natural marble or faux marble in the final selection of your table or counter top, coordinate a piece you use with the rest of the finishes in your room. So, until next time, this is Alan Hilsabeck, Jr., your Design Professional from the beautiful Kitchen Source showroom in Dallas, Texas. Have a great day!

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