Sharing our new white carrara marble countertops for our farmhouse kitchen & talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.
Our new white marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen & I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our kitchen space.
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White Carrara Marble Countertops for our Farmhouse Kitchen & an Honest Review
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Farmhouse Kitchen Countertops Before with Green Granite
Our former kitchen countertops were a green granite.
There were easy to clean & still in great shape but they definitely were not my favorite.
They reminded more of a bank countertops rather than kitchen ones.
However, we needed to replace them because of our broken down draft vent that had been cut into the former countertops.
Since we had to already replace that one section of countertop, it made sense to start over & get the counters WE REALLY WANTED.
(we did keep some of our former countertops for a future project we have planned)
Farmhouse Kitchen with White Carrara Marble Countertops & Shiplap & White Subway Tile Backsplash
Can you believe how much different our kitchen looks now?!!!
When I first started looking at kitchen countertops, I was surprised by how many marble alternatives there are out there AND so many warnings against real marble.
Monuments, statues, staircases and historic buildings are made of marble… why are so many people scared of putting them in their kitchen?
The truth behind why we chose the real thing is I ALWAYS wanted marble. I have been pinning kitchens with carrara marble countertops since the beginning of pinterest!
I knew that if we decided on a marble alternative I would always regret it.
It would be like buying a knockoff handbag, I would always know it wasn’t the REAL THING.
Lastly, we found an AMAZING deal on a kitchen island a few months ago & it came with Carrara marble countertops & we wanted our kitchen countertops to match it.
Our new kitchen island was previously a store model & had held up well after years of daily use in a busy store.
Despite my kiddos spilling food, coloring & dropping things on it, our marble island still looks great & I have not found it difficult to take care of.
Caring for Carrara Marble Countertops (How to Clean & Seal)
First, you do have to make sure that your marble counters are sealed well.
Don’t believe that the marble installers sealed it enough.
We have sealed our countertop a few times in the 2-3 months now that we have had them. This is what we have been using…Granite Sealer & Protector – Best Stone Polish, Protectant & Care Product – Easy Maintenance for Clean Countertop Surface, Marble, Tile – No Streaks, Stains, Haze, or Spots – 18 OZ – TriNova
I also plan on sealing them again in the future.
I also found a great granite cleaner to help keep them clean daily.Method Daily Granite & Marble Cleaner Spray, Apple Orchard, 28 oz
You do have to be careful with foods that are acidic (like lemons), as well as butter & oils that can etch or make water marks on your counters if you don’t wipe them up right away.
However, these etchings and water marks don’t stand out and you really have to look for them.
They also fade with time. It also may scratch easier than granite.
Our family has 4 kids & a big dog, so I knew our countertops would not look perfect forever.
Our Carrara marble countertops look beautiful in our kitchen and really match the character of our 1800’s farmhouse.
Honest Review of our Carrara Marble Countertops After 2 Years
Updated 8/20 – We have had our Carrara marble Countertops for 2 years now.
I still LOVE the look of them but Jason, my husband wishes we went with something that did not need any maintenance.
With 4 kids, along with ALL the cooking, canning & baking I do, I wish they required less maintenance especially considering the expensive cost of buying them.
My carrara marble countertops require much more maintenance than the 2 granite countertops, I had previously.
We plan on sealing & repairing our white carrara marble countertops again this Fall.
Now, if you are someone that wants your kitchen to look perfect forever, theses ARE NOT the countertops for you & I would go with another alternative.
I would also recommend another alternative, if you do not have time to seal your carrara marble countertops once or twice a year.
You do need to expect that you will have a few scratches & etches over time despite your best efforts.
Overall, I am incredibly thankful for my new white carrara marble countertops & how our farmhouse kitchen renovation is turning out!