Danby marble is one of the most dense marbles around. Its because its very dolomitic, instead of calcitic like most marbles. Therefore it would serve well as a kitchen counter top. As long as it had a honed finish.Marble use in the kitchen has been in existence for hundreds of years in Europe. It has been only recently that marble use for kitchens has been accepted as a viable option in the United States. Leading the way is Vermont Danby Marble due to its low absorption rate of less than .10% – lower than many granites. It not only provides a technically sound counter top, it also provides the long lasting beauty and enduring strength of white marble just as Europe and the rest of the world has known for centuries.
Danby Marble is installed in a new kitchen every day in the U.S. with outstanding results. We are proud to be able to offer to homeowners everywhere a marble that is not only suitable for kitchen use, but equally beautiful. Marble adds a sophisticated element to your home, and its wonderful appearance has a timeless feel. In fact Alton Brown from Food Network’s All Star Kitchen Makeover selects Vermont Quarries Danby Marble as the Kitchen counter top material of choice for one lucky kitchen makeover winner. In this video; he explains the benefits of a cooking and kitchen use of a marble counter top.
Watch a short video touring their marble quarry, as well as their underground processing facility.