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Bhandari Marble World is the top producer of quality natural stone, leading the way in technology, quality, and customer service for more than 367 years.
We always merge a respect for the history of each slab with inventive thinking, allowing the company to advance with new technologies.
“Constantly evolving, the company has always supported new technology and development in natural stone processing – without forgetting the importance of quality,” Bhandari’s story states.
That commitment to the technology enables Bhandari Marble World to offer incredibly high quality natural stones that are perfected using their exclusive methods.
Guide to Natural Stone Types
One factor to consider when choosing a design for your project is how you want your surface to perform. Each different type of natural stone has its own properties that influence how much maintenance it will require, and how well it will stand up to traffic.
Marble is a classic option for a high-class, luxury look that can be adapted to nearly any design style. From Michelangelo’s David to the Palace of Versailles, marble has been a cherished symbol of luxury and refinement throughout history — and remains a popular choice for discerning homeowners and builders today.
Although this stone requires a bit of more diligent care and regular maintenance than some other options, marble can exude sophistication for a lifetime.
As a multi functional workhouse of a stone, granite is the go-to for beautiful, durable stone. Granite can stand up to water, mild abrasions, and heavy traffic with little wear and low maintenance.
In a kitchen, granite is ideal for areas that will be exposed to pooling water.
Since granite is very bacteria-resistant, there’s no need for the harsh cleaners; soapy water is all you need to wipe away any dust or dirt, making it perfect for a kitchen, where hygiene is paramount.
Quartzite is a natural stone that is taking center stage in the design world, as appreciation grows for the marble-like appearance combined with granite-like durability and application possibilities, which this remarkable stone provides.
It is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock that starts out as sandstone and evolves over time under intense heat and pressure.
These are naturally strong, heat-resistant stone that can appear similar to marble, but is sturdier and less prone to scratching and other damage. The quality of quartzite varies, however, and heavy use can cause etching, staining or scratching.
Maintenance of Natural Stone
Maintenance with natural stone is incredibly manageable for the average homeowner. With proper maintenance and regular sealing, your stone surfaces will last a lifetime.
HAVING COUNTER TOPS SEALED REGULARLY
Sealing your counter tops will help them repel water. It is advised to have your natural stone professionally sealed as soon as it is installed, but you can also purchase a sealing product to apply independently when the time comes. Each type of stone requires a different frequency of sealing, but once a year is generally recommended.
CLEAN SPILLS IN A TIMELY MANNER
Although properly sealed stone absorbs little water, it is sensible not to let it pool on the stone. To clean a spill, blot the area with a paper towel, clean it with mild soap and water, and dry with a soft cloth. For more porous stones like marble, be sure to clean spills immediately.
AVOID HARSH OR ABRASIVE CLEANING PRODUCTS
Stick to pH-balanced cleaning solutions or mild soap and water when cleaning your natural stone counter tops, and be sure to use a soft or microfiber cloth.
You can also disinfect your counter tops once a day by sprinkling baking soda on the surface and gently rubbing it in with a damp cloth. Avoid acidic cleaning solutions like vinegar, as it can cause etching on some natural stone.
REMEMBER TO USE COASTERS, CUTTING BOARDS, AND HOT PADS
Most natural stone surfaces are very hard, but it is unwise to expose them to direct, high heat. Instead, the safest practice is to avoid setting food, plates, utensils, or hot dishes directly on your surface.
Your Natural Stone Partners
With Bhandari Marble World, designers and homeowners have a local partner for design advice and guidance to all the natural stone products available, with the latest, most innovative products on the market today.
Our Showrooms allow you to come and see full slabs in person to get a big-picture view of what your project will look like.
We offer a selection that is unmatched by any chain retailer, personalized attention and customer service, and that local connection to ensure that we’re available to answer any questions, from how to maintain your stone to inquiries about the warranty.
We are your natural stone partners, providing you with access to the largest catalog of natural stone, years of industry knowledge and expertise, and personalized service to help bring your vision to life.
Come at Bhandari Marble World to see our natural stone options in person