5 Reasons to Choose Stone Countertops
When it comes to figuring out which material to incorporate into your kitchen or bathroom, you need to think carefully, to make sure that your new worktop lasts you for the length of time you need it to, and to avoid making costly mistakes. Stone countertops are very popular, and this is for good reason.
If you need a little more persuasion, here are five reasons to choose stone countertops.
A large variety of different finishes are on offer – You don’t have to stick to natural colours if you don’t want to, which is one of the most common misconceptions of stone countertops. You can choose from bright colours, neutrals, patterns, and they are all individual because each slab you cut is different to any other.
Stone countertops are easy to look after and maintain – Stone countertops remain in top condition provided you look after them in a basic way, i.e. keep them clean and don’t open them up to too much which could harm them. Having said that, they are very strong, so it will take quite a lot of force to cause a breakage. The most important thing to remember is to ensure that you seal your countertop after it is installed, and this will mean it lasts you for much longer and gives protection.
Countertops made of stone are eco-friendly – Stone is obviously excavated from the earth and that means countertops made of stone are stronger and don’t break down the same way as anything mad-made does. You aren’t polluting the environment by choosing a stone countertop, because they are simply minded from the earth.
They are value for money – The initial cost might make your eyes water slightly but when you think about how long stone countertops last for, the investment is more than worth it. Basically, you’re not going to need to replace this for a very long time to come, and that saves you cash in the long-run.
Stone countertops are very widely available – You aren’t going to struggling to find a wide range of different stone countertops to choose from, which means you have infinite choice available. This also has the added bonus of meaning that you can shop around and find good deals, and you’re not stuck having to go with one particular manufacturer, who may be charging you more. Do some price comparisons before deciding who to go with, and make sure you get installation included in with the price, to make life easier for you.
The wide range available cuts down on hassle and means you can basically work around your ideas, however try and remember that neutral or classic styles are always best, because that way you can change you wall décor, without having to think about changing your countertop more regularly instead.
Stone countertops are a popular and durable choice to go with, and they are also very long-lasting, hard-wearing, and certain ones (quartz) are non-porous, which means they don’t stain, they don’t harbour bacteria, and they last the test of time, without having to be too careful on a day to day basis.