STONE KITCHEN WORKTOPS
The Benefits of Stone Kitchen Worktops
The main benefit of stone kitchen worktops is their aesthetics. No matter which type of stone you choose, it will be obviously more upscale than a non-stone version. That said, to get the best effect, the rest of the kitchen must also be made with the best materials and workmanship. Then, the entire room will bring out the "wows" from those who see it.
Which type of stone to choose depends on both the desired looks and the practical factors of the material. If you have many young children or teens in your home, it's a good idea to go for something that is very durable and stain resistant. Quartz is perfect for such situations since it is non-porous, and therefore, resistant to stains. The density of quartz also makes it more resistant to chips and scratches.
If your household isn't as busy, granite and marble are both good choices for stone kitchen worktops. Granite is a bit harder than marble, which makes it more chip-resistant than the latter. However, both of these types of stone are 100 percent natural, so they are porous. You'll need to avoid spilling acidic liquids like tomato sauce or juice on them so that the finish remains intact. If the finish gets too thin or is eaten through by acids, the stone underneath can easily be stained.
In terms of appearances, granite and marble are both very beautiful choices. It is really up to your tastes in terms of this aspect. Granite is darker, and typically has other colors mixed in. This makes each piece have a unique pattern, ranging from speckles to streaks. Marble is usually light with dark streaks. If you want a solid color, try quartz. A stone worktops manufacturer can make it in many ways.