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Let’s get one thing straight: Carrara marble is beautiful! Its polished white tones and subtle gray veins look great in any interior designer’s dream home. That goes for other Italian marbles, too, like Calacatta and Statuario, too.
But despite its elegance, marble has its downsides. For example:
Its high price, difficulty to maintain, and generally finnicky nature makes it a poor choice for high-use areas. Kitchen countertops, foyer floors, and backsplashes will quickly show wear.
Fortunately, there’s a way to get all the looks and effect of marble with none of the downsides. We’ve used epoxy to make expensive Carrara marble on a budget. Plus, it’s so easy to work with that DIYers and hobbyists can do it at home!
We’ve helped countless people create beautiful, durable countertops, floors, and more from epoxy. But we’ve also helped them decide whether they’d be better served by marble or other natural stone.
We want to help you, too! Here are a few of the most common questions we hear about marble and epoxy:
We might have missed a question or two in here. If we did, feel free to give us a call! We’re always happy to chat home improvement options and techniques with people!
Looking for a quick step-by-step guide for creating marble with epoxy? Here’s the quick and dirty version! If you want more detailed steps for your project, scroll down to our resources section, or check out this guide here.
With epoxy, you need a surface on which to pour. Usually, people pour over their old countertops, whether they be MDF, laminate, or something else.
To make Carrara marble, use two layers of white epoxy undercoat. Sand with 220 grit when dry and tape off your edges.
For countertops, we recommend a 1:1 ratio of resin to hardener. We usually use 3oz of epoxy per square foot that you want to cover.
Use a paddle mixer and a drill to mix the epoxy. If you don’t have one, a paint stick will do.
To create Carrara marble, all you need are white and black metallic powders.
Set a little bit of your mixed epoxy aside in a small cup. In the larger container, mix in your white metallic powder. Then, in the smaller cup, mix in the black metallic powder.
Pour the white metallic epoxy over your surface. It doesn’t matter if it’s some kind of wood (like MDF) or something else. Pour the epoy over the surface, and use a 1/8” notch trowel to spread it evenly.
The notched trowel spreads well, but it leaves lines. We “chop” them out by dabbing or “chopping” the epoxy with our chop brush. The brush also helps with applying epoxy to the edges of the countertop!
Mixing, pouring, spreading, and chopping can create little air bubbles. Use a propane torch or heat gun to soften up the epoxy and allow the air bubbles to rise and leave.
This will also smooth out the texture of the epoxy. Two birds, one stone!
Using the chop brush again, randomly chop in accents from the black metallic epoxy (in the cup). Don’t spread it uniformly—nature is random!
You may also create marble lines by dripping the black metallic epoxy across the surface. This creates that Calacatta marble look. Or chop it out to create blurrier veins to better resemble Carrara.
Once again, use a heat gun to remove bubbles and create smoother swirls in the epoxy. You’d be surprised at what a difference this makes!
A heat gun can make your surface go from a striking abstract art piece to something identical to natural stone!
We’ve created a ton of step-by-step instructional guides for working with epoxy. The instructions above are a good start, but you might want instructions with pictures (or a downloadable PDF).
If that’s the case, check out our visual guide for creating Carrara marble with epoxy here.
Or see how we made an even more exotic white marble with additional dyes, metallics, and glitters here.
But if you’re like us, then you probably want to see how it’s done firsthand! Don’t worry—we got it covered.
Here’s the first instructional video we made for Carrara marble:
If you liked that but you want something a little different, check out some of our other videos.
In this one, we created white exotic marble with epoxy:
Look through our YouTube channel for more inspiration! We have so many videos, and we’re sure that at least one of them will help you find out how you want to approach your next home improvement project.
If you were thinking of using Carrara marble, you might now be reconsidering! Especially if you feel the DIY spirit—or if you like saving thousands—then epoxy is hard to beat. Check out what else you can do with epoxy here, and always remember…
You Got This!