If you are considering marble for your kitchen counter tops, Danby is a terrific choice! Danby Marble is quarried in the US.
For the past two decades marble has gotten bad press for kitchen remodels. OK, Given: Across the board, marble is not as impervious as Granite. (SAT word… In other words, granite is more incapable of being penetrated = Substances are less likely to soak into it.) This is true of dark granite particularly, light granite less so. Some dark granite is so impervious that even the sealer may not soak into it. The sealer may simply bead up on top. Hurray for imperviousness. But everyone doesn’t want dark counter tops.
Danby Marble is a great option for people who want light counter tops and a soft, neutral look. Danby Marble, an extremely hard marble, is mined in Vermont. Danby Marble has been used for statues and government buildings for many, many years. — Don’t stop reading! I’m afraid you are probably thinking of something cold and grey like a mausoleum. Some marble is that way, but other marble isn’t!
One beautiful Danby Marble is Calacatta. Calacatta has a creamier warmth than the variety of Danby Marble used in Washington DC monuments.
I think Calacatta Danby Marble should be installed in a confectionary: It even looks delicious! In the photos below It is shown with some gorgeous Sea Shell mosaics from IMC that a Dallas client has considered for her backsplash. Dreamy!! Martha Stewart has it in her own kitchen, I hear. That information may tip the scale one direction or another for you. I personally have a hard time with people who are terribly ambitious about household tasks. But I do love Danby Marble!
The Danby Marble will be sealed when it is fabricated. You should probably reseal most marbles and light granites every year or so. This is not hard! (Buy a bottle of natural stone sealer. Casually wipe the stone surface clean. Then swipe the sealer on it with a sponge or cloth. Wipe again to remove any excess — whatever has not penetrated — if necessary. After the sealer dries– about 30 minutes — test to see whether a drop of water beads up on it. If not, repeat this process.) That’s not such high maintenance, eh?