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Which Stone Countertop Is Best For Your Kitchen?

Kitchen essentials typically include your fridge, cabinets, and stove, but what about counter space? It’s an unspoken essential that can completely transform how you work in the kitchen. Counter space is a luxury that lets you cook without feeling restricted, but how to make it look more luxurious? If your old stone countertop is in need of an upgrade, it’s time to check out some of the best counter materials. All of them differ in terms of maintenance, longevity, and price, so you can choose one according to your needs. 

Types of Kitchen Stone Countertops 

Here are some of the most common stone countertop materials you’ll find on the market.  

Granite

No list of great countertop materials is complete without polished granite. Because it’s so durable, it offers a great return on investment. Not to mention, innovations in the fabrication process have made allowed this classic option to come in budget-friendly options as well. You can choose between builder’s grade, mid grate, and higher grade according to your budget.  

Pros of Granite

  • Durable and strong
  • Adds value to home
  • Heat resistance

Cons of Granite

  • Highly expensive 
  • Can easily be cracked if improperly installed 

Marble 

If you want to give your kitchen a high-end aesthetic, marble can offer the luxurious appeal you’re looking for. And if you want some unique customization options, it comes in different neutrals like greys and whites. From a functional perspective, marble surfaces naturally have a low temperature, making them great for the dedicated home cook. 

Pros of Marble

  • Heatproof and waterproof 
  • Exceptionally beautiful, give home a unique look
  • Increases your home’s value 

Cons of Marble

  • Very expensive
  • Easily gets scratches
  • Difficult to repair

Quartz

Ask any interior designer which countertops are currently trending and they’ll say quartz. Not only is it available I a wide range of colors, it’s durable as well. Compared to other kitchen countertop surfaces, quartz is non-porous, so you don’t have to seal it. This feature makes it resistant to stains and scratches, and you don’t have to worry about bacteria either. 

Pros of Quartz 

  • Doesn’t need sealing
  • Resistant to scratches and stains
  • Plenty of color options

Cons of Quartz

  • Heavier to install 
  • Not very heat resistant 

Soapstone

Soapstone is less common than materials like granite because it’s a naturally-occurring stone. Hence, it -gives a cool, natural look that mainly comes in darker stones. Besides its aesthetically-pleasing look, the material offers impressive functionality. Because of its strength and durability, you don’t have to worry about cracking, and will get a return on your investment as well. 

Pros of Soapstone

  • Environmentally friendly 
  • Easy to install
  • Heat resistant

Cons of Ceramic Tiles 

  • Few color options
  • Scratches easily 

Check out these stone countertop materials to give your kitchen a brand new look and improve your home’s value.  

Sources

https://www.caesarstoneus.com/blog/which-stone-countertop-is-best-for-your-kitchen/#:~:text=What%20is%20the%20best%20stone,stone%2C%20making%20it%20more%20versatile

https://kowalskigraniteandquartz.com/how-to-choose-the-right-solid-stone-countertops-for-your-new-kitchen/

https://food52.com/blog/26474-best-kitchen-countertop-materials 



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