Marble Use in the Kitchen
AIA Course Number: MIA03, 1.0 HSW/LU
IDCEC (ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA) Course Number: CEU-105875, Subject Code: 2.3, 0.1 General CEU
NKBA: MIA152R, 0.1 CEU
CEU Course for architects & designers
Specific to natural stone, many may think that you can only use granite on a kitchen countertop. This class will focus on the use of marble in the kitchen which is on the rise in the U.S. (note: marble has been used in kitchens for hundreds of years, especially in Europe). Attendees will learn that the use of marble in a kitchen will require different protective treatments. They will also learn more about the increasing trend of marble use in the kitchen; obtain unique design elements of using marble for a countertop surface; and, expand their ability to set the proper consumer expectation.
This one-hour class is designed for residential, hospitality, and facilities management design professionals.
Learning objectives include:
- Understand the physical characteristics and properties of marble and how it effects it as a building material.
- Learn about the fabrication of marble and the importance of educating the consumer about this process.
- Understand the care and maintenance of marble to ensure longevity.
- Obtain innovative design ideas achieved by using marble for a countertop surface.
Program Length: 60 minutes