Are Stone Bnechtops Worth It?
A natural stone benchtop can bring the pure beauty and vitality of nature into your home, refreshing and enhancing your kitchen decor. Its natural coloration blends seamlessly with and complements every imaginable colour and shade. Pure materials lend new lustre and appeal to the manufactured elements of your interior design.
Which Stone Is Best For Kitchen Benchtops?
While engineered stone, laminates, and other composite materials are popular choices for modern kitchen styles, there’s nothing quite like the sleek and elegant appearance of natural stone benchtops. When you consider the myriad colours and pattern variations found in naturally occurring stone formations, your options are virtually endless for creating the ideal benchtop to brighten and enhance your new kitchen interior.
Benefits Of Natural Stone Benchtops
When you choose a beautiful new kitchen benchtop made of natural granite, marble, or quartz, you’ll enjoy various aesthetic and practical advantages, such as the following:
- Granite: Natural granite offers beautiful colour variations and combinations in both bold and subtle surface patterns. This attractive stone is quite durable. However, because it is porous, your benchtop should be well sealed before use to protect it against food and beverage stains.
While granite resists scarring and scratching when properly sealed, many natural stone experts recommend regular resealing of granite surfaces in kitchens for added protection of their surface beauty.
- Marble: Although usually more expensive than granite, a natural marble slab for your new kitchen benchtop will bring timeless style and elegance to your culinary preparation areas. Its amazing array of colour gradations and intricate veining patterns make this distinctive stone a leading element of beauty in kitchens of all styles.
Since marble is more porous than granite and many other natural stones, sealing it before use in your kitchen is essential for optimal upkeep. The colour and pattern textures in marble can be even more intricate than in granite, making marble suitable for combining with virtually any material, hue, or finish in your other kitchen decor elements.
- Quartz: Quartz is currently high on the list of ideal natural materials for a new kitchen benchtop installation. This very practical choice is a non-porous product that doesn’t require sealing before or during use, even in the busiest of kitchens. Technically, although quartz is commonly referred to as a natural stone, it’s actually an engineered stone made by mixing different types and sizes of quartz crystals with pigments and resin.
The result is an attractive material manufactured from natural mineral formations and other natural components to create a man-made, stone-like product. However, quartz is usually displayed alongside marble and granite in building supply stores and interior decor showrooms, so most people think of it as a naturally occurring stone. Quartz is also both heat and stain-resistant, and it’s more cost-effective than both marble and granite for kitchen decor.
When you reach out to our natural stone experts at Melbourne Stone Mason Group in Dandenong, Victoria, and serving the entire Melbourne area, you’ll receive top-tier advice and beautiful natural stone selections for your new kitchen benchtop.
How Much Do Stone Benchtops Cost?
Our engineered stone kitchen benchtops in Dandenong are of the finest quality. To request an obligation-free quote, contact our team today.
Our expert team of experienced professionals will provide excellent installation services for your stunning new marble, granite, or quartz slab. They’ll ensure you have a splendid new stone benchtop to enhance and celebrate your updated kitchen’s appearance and ambiance. If you’d like more information about kitchen stone benchtops in Melbourne or are interested in our kitchen stone benchtop installation, get in touch! Contact our professionals today by phone, email, or via our company website at msmstone.com.au to select the very best natural stone for your lustrous new benchtop.