When it comes to home improvements, the kitchen is one spot that get the biggest bang for your buck. It’s a room people tend to gather and socialize in. Because of this, it’s important to use the right materials to both make your kitchen stand out, and to help it be as functional as possible. Installing a quality, lasting product is key. While there are plenty of options out there, natural stone countertops have many advantages over composite or man made options.
The Appeal of Natural Stone Countertops
- Aesthetics and uniqueness
With so many options, both natural stone and man made, it can be hard to decide which product is best for your unique home. There’s one thing you can be certain of when making that decision; there is nothing that compares to the visual appeal and individual nature of a natural stone countertop. No two slabs of stone are the same, no matter if you’re using granite, marble, quartz, or any other natural stone. Each piece is veined and marbled slightly differently than any other, providing your space an aesthetic unable to be matched by any other home.
- Durability, quality, and value
Natural stone countertops are more durable than any other product on the market. This is an actual piece of solid piece of stone, meaning it has all the durability any stone would have. This allows your countertops withstand spills, staining, hot dishes, and other mishaps that can mar man made and composite countertops, adding a quality unmatched by other products.
Because of the durability of a natural stone counter, there is a definite value that comes along with the product. Natural stone is a material many covet and desire in their homes, meaning the overall value of your home will increase when installing such a stellar product.
- Flexibility of the product
When it comes to natural stone countertops, the shapes and design possibilities are endless. Because the stone merely needs to be cut, it can be formed to fit any counter shape desired. Are you wanting an “L” shaped kitchen island? What about a concave curve along a shallow wall? The shape possibilities are endless, as the only requirement is that the slab is large enough to cover the area needing to be counter.
Aside from being able to create whatever countertop shape you’d like, there are also many options when it comes to the edge profile of a natural stone countertop. There are simple flat edges, traditional bullnose and beveled, and many other more intricate designs to choose from. It’s just one additional way you can customize your space to fit your personal taste.
When it’s time to build or update your existing countertops, contact Gaumats International, LLC for the best options in natural stone countertops.