Originally Posted by mafoofan
Request for sanity check:
We got the new marble top this morning. It is not cracked. However, the edges are chipped in several spots along the bottom of the table. Is that acceptable on a new table? I'm surprised as there are absolutely no chips in the marble top of our Saarinen table.
I ask because I am jaded and frustrated at this point. My expectations may no longer be reasonable.
I don't think your expectations are unreasonable. When you purchase a product like that, it should come in pristine condition.
On the other hand, it is marble. While it definitely shouldn't happen before delivery, minor chips will likely happen down the road. If you're prepared to accept that, then maybe the chips won't really matter. If it will bug you, then maybe marble is not the right material.
I recognize that you've had a good experience with your Saarinen table, so the idea of chipping may not seem likely. However, a dining table, at least for me, doesn't take the same abuse as a coffee table. My kid bangs his toys into it. The vacuum cleaner bumps into it. I toss my keys on it. I don't always put down a coaster. I put my feet on it. I'd be scared about how it would look if it were marble. I love the way the marble looks in our kitchen, but it's a labor of love to keep clean and unmarred. I've just had to accept that it will never be pristine.