Natural stones are, to many, the first option when it comes to kitchen or bathroom renovation. That comes with a few good reasons- they add an immense beauty while being durable and long-lasting. There are many reasons why natural stone worktops are excellent, and here we are listing 15 of them.
1. Variety of colours
Earthy and classic tones dominate the natural stones colour palette. You can find classic choices like white, beige or grey, but you can also find a bit more unusual colours like red or green.
2. Variety of patterns
Marble is known for the veining, while granite is known for the granulation. They create patterns that vary from style to style. Some styles, like Statuario, are known by the bold veining, and others like Carrara are known by fine veining.
Natural stones are hard and durable and they will not break under pressure. This especially applies to granite that is so hard it will be extremely hard to break.
4. Resistant to high temperature
Both materials are known for their resistance to high temperature. Marble absorbs temperature quickly and that is why it always feels cool to the touch. You can put away a hot pan on granite worktops without the worries of damaging it.
5. Long lasting
Because of their durability and resistance to temperatures, they will last a very long time. They have a long life replacement of 100 years.
6. Easy to clean
The cleaning is easy with just soap and water necessary to make your worktops shine.
7. Granite is scratch resistant
Cutting directly on granite worktops will not scratch it, but it can dull your knives. Marble is, on the other hand, much softer and you should use a cutting board with it.
8. Granite can be almost stain resistant
Granite is very dense material, and while it isn’t completely non-porous, it will be very hard to stain. Marble is more porous than granite, so you should be more careful with it.
9. They are eco-friendly
Both materials can be recycled once you decide to get rid of them.
10. They are unique
Each marble and granite slab is unique and there are no two that are exactly the same.
11. They are always in fashion
Marble and granite have been used for centuries now, for different purposes. Once you get them installed, you can stop worrying about what’s trendy, because they are always in fashion.
12. They are recognizable
There are many imitations of marble and granite worktops, but the real ones are always recognizable by the uniqueness of the slabs and the texture of their surface.
13. Smart investment
Investing in natural stone worktops is a smart choice. They will add luxury and elegance to your kitchen or bathroom while lasting for a long time.
Tastes differ, but natural stones are considered the most beautiful materials for worktops out there.
15. They can be used for other purposes
If you want to mix and match and use granite or marble in the whole kitchen or bathroom, that can be done too. They can be used for floors, wall cladding…
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