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The Complete guide to choosing Stone worktops

Stone worktops are the perfect choice when you want to create a functional and beautiful kitchen. As well as their stunning looks, stone worktops have plenty of benefits, making them the ideal choice for any kitchen. One of the main advantages of stone worktops is their extreme durability. Natural stones such as granite or quartz are highly resistant to scratching, staining, and heat damage, ensuring they will withstand the rigours of a busy kitchen for many years. Stone worktops are also very hygienic and easy to clean, making them the ideal choice for food preparation areas. With a timeless beauty and practicality that only comes with stone worktops, they are the ultimate investment for your home.

Kitchen with stone worktop

What to consider when choosing a stone worktop

When it comes to choosing the perfect stone worktop for your kitchen, here are a few considerations to bear in mind. Think about the overall aesthetic you’re looking to achieve in your kitchen. The different worktops we offer all create different looks and styles. It’s always essential to consider the durability and maintenance required for each type of stone. Some may be more prone to staining or scratching, so choose one that fits your lifestyle. And don’t forget to take into account your budget and the long-term value of the worktop. Investing in a high-quality worktop not only enhances the beauty of your kitchen but will also add value to your home. When you consider these factors, you can ensure that you choose the perfect worktop that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Which stone to choose

Deciding which is the perfect stone worktop for your kitchen can be daunting, as there are many options to consider. Each stone worktop has unique characteristics and benefits.

Granite worktops are known for being durability and resistance to heat and scratches, and because they are cut in slabs directly from the earth, they are all uniquely patterned which gives a dramatic look! Granite is often more expensive and needs sealing to keep it looking pristine.

Marble worktops are the ultimate in elegance and sophistication with their natural veining patterns, but are less hardwearing, more likely to split or crack, and are more susceptible to staining.. Therefore we don’t recommend them for kitchens. Instead, we offer a range of quartz worktops that look very similar to marble. This gives you a very hardwearing and beautiful worktop that will maintain its good looks for years.

Quartz worktops are available in a huge range of colours and designs and are non-porous and very low-maintenance. Quartz worktops are engineered stone surfaces made from a blend of 90-95% crushed natural quartz crystals mixed with resins and pigments. They have a more uniform look but can be found with glitter, mirror chips, veining, and even glass chips embedded in them. Manufacturers are using recycled materials to make their worktops eco-friendly. If you’re looking for a stylish and timeless worktop for your home that is perfect for a busy family life, quartz is the perfect choice.

We hope that by understanding the different stone worktops available, we’ve helped you to decide which one will not only complement your style but also meet your practical needs.

kitchen with quartz worktop

We offer free quotes and samples, or you can visit our showroom in Goole to see the full range of granite and quartz available.

Contact us on 01405 806300 or sales@marble-granite-quartz.com and make your dream kitchen a reality.

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