A Journey Worth the Wait
Now that you know the incredible journey that natural stone takes from deep inside the earth and into your kitchen, I’m sure you’ll agree that it is certainly worth the wait. Thanks to advancements in the industry over the years and the demand that exists for a natural stone of all kinds, you don’t actually have to sit around while your marble, quartzite, or granite is quarried and processed.
Visiting a natural stone showroom to select a new countertop can be a very exciting and eye-opening experience for homeowners. Being able to browse through various stone slabs and see them in person is totally different from viewing photos online. With a lot of stone, it’s very difficult to capture the colors, patterns, and textures accurately in a photograph and for this reason, it’s essential that you view and select the slabs you want in person.
Making Your Selection
Although it is possible, and more efficient, to make your final selection on your first visit, most customers narrow it down to a list of three to five choices. Then, any available samples are taken home, along with photos of the slabs, and some more thought is given before making a final choice. Of course, consulting with family members is also an essential step to ensure that everyone will enjoy the countertop because you’ll be living with it for years to come.
Natural Stone Beauty
One of the major advantages of natural stone is that it really is the perfect representation of that natural stone look that is so sought after by homeowners. Although some might see it as rather plain-looking, for those who really admire soapstone’s rustic appearance, there really is nothing else like it. Each slab is totally unique and it exudes a natural charm that can complement the other design elements in your kitchen beautifully without being overbearing.
Another characteristic that makes it an all-star in the kitchen, soapstone is impervious to heat and won’t etch or discolor if you place a steaming-hot pot or pan on its surface. For those who cook a lot, especially at higher temperatures, soapstone is the perfect option.
Granite in Your Home
Kitchen countertops are the perfect use for granite. It is a very dense and durable stone and so can generally weather day-to-day use without showing signs of wear and tear. Granite sits at a 6 to 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, with only diamond and some quartzites scoring higher. This makes it ideal for cooking, baking, and entertaining guests as you don’t have to worry about accidents that could cause long-term damage. It should be noted that there are certain granites that can be somewhat more susceptible to chipping or flaking than others and so it is always best to consult with an experienced salesperson in the stone industry so you know exactly what you’re getting.
When it comes to aesthetics, floor tiles are a bit more limited in terms of options compared to slabs. You won’t find the same large variety of different colors and patterns but for those who are drawn to the look of tiles, you won’t find similar-looking tiles in any other stone category. In addition, floor tiles are usually not there to draw all the attention and so if you’re looking for something that is still appealing while not being overbearing, granite is an excellent option.
The exterior of a home is much more important than most people give it credit for. Not only can it make a design statement and allow you to express your personality, but it also provides protection from the elements and helps boost the overall value of your home.
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