BENEFITS OF STONE
Selecting the correct counter material for your new or remodeled kitchen is a key ingredient to a successful kitchen design, or any other room design as well. The selection is critical both to the overall appearance and the day-to-day function of the application.
Natural stone also makes a great informal dining counter or the surface for a party bar and buffet. And clean up is a breeze! A choice of natural stone will also add to the resale value of your home.
Elegant and durable counters of natural stone: granite, marble, slate, limestone or quartzite are the highlight of the room. Granite is one of the most popular choices. A strong material, available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, it resists staining, is scratch resistant, does not lose its polished gloss and does not harbor bacteria.
A natural stone counter is economical. Many designers and home owners are often surprised to discover that natural stone counters are quite economical. Improved technology has made it comparable in cost (sometimes less costly) than the man-made chemical-based alternatives.
The economy of natural stone is only one consideration. Its beauty, durability, practicality and elegance is unmatched.
Choosing a counter material is a decision of personal taste. Since natural stone will never wear out, you will want to take your time to make the proper choice.
Most natural stone provides a practical, worry-free surface requiring few, if any, special precautions.