When it comes to choosing the materials that will go into a space you are creating, there are many factors you need to take into consideration. The mood of the room, if they match your personality, if they bring a little extra to the space, the trends you are following, the purpose of the room, etc.
Some decisions like flooring, paint, wallpaper, color or type of furniture can be quite obvious. But what about your countertops?
If you type countertop ideas into any search engine you will be flooded with images of wood, stainless steel, laminated or stone countertops. We are firm believers that the best choice you could possibly make is to go with natural stone. Below is a list of our top 7 reasons why...
1. Value value value
Natural stone’s value is timeless. When placed into a property it ads to it. Whether you want to settle down forever or will look to sell in the future, natural stone countertops will elevate your home’s value. Whatever you invest in countertops will probably double overtime.
2. It will never go out of trend
As its value, natural stones have a classic look that will never go out of style. You can tweak the elements and colors around your kitchen or bathroom to make it look more contemporary but natural stones will always be fashionable.
3. Wide variety of options
Whether you go for marble, granite or quartzite, there are so many options within each one of them, so whatever you have in mind can become a reality. They all come in so many different shades of color due to the minerals in their composition and different patterns can be found within each slab depending on where and how it was quarried. We have a huge online library where you can browse and find the perfect stone to match the space you want to create.
When properly sealed, natural stones can withstand spills and you can put hot or cold elements on top of them without the material cracking. You only have to be mindful of acidic substances as they can etch the stone.
5. Easy to Maintain
Natural Stone countertops are extremely easy to take care of. You just have to seal them regularly and clean them with soapy water and a soft cloth. Should you spill any acidic substance that can etch the surface we’ve put together a small guide on how to properly take care of them so you can go read for yourself here (link to our blog) how easy it is.
6. Bacteria Free
Natural stones are surfaces that repel bacteria, so you don’t have to worry about getting any gems. It’s literally the best surface to put on food or any material that will be in regular contact with your hands and face.
7. Smooth Surface
If you are a regular baker or cook, natural stones are the only way to go for a kitchen counter. Not only because it keeps a cool temperature but because the surface is so smooth that you can work with any type dough, protein or veggie on it - For this type of use we recommend the stone is placed with a polished finish.
A little extra...
They make you feel good! When you incorporate natural materials into your house, they elevate the atmosphere and create high vibrational spaces that literally make you feel good. Natural stone countertops can turn your kitchen or bathroom into your zen place without putting much effort.