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What is the average life expectancy of a marble countertop?
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
How long does a marble countertop last?
You can expect a marble countertop to last 50 years or more with reasonable care. Although marble can theoretically endure much longer, and has been rated by some for 100+ years, the accumulation of stains, damage, and the changing requirements for a kitchen layout over time make the century-long life unlikely.
Here’s a bar graph that compares the life expectancy of a marble countertop to other available materials.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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