It’s time to remodel your bathroom or kitchen, you are already set on a particular style and color but can’t make a decision as far as the countertop? We understand, choosing the right countertop for your kitchen or bath can be difficult task as there are so many different types of natural stone to choose from.
It’s important to know the pro’s and con’s of each stone and questions yourself if that particular stone will be the right fit for the room and your lifestyle. Below a list of most common natural stone countertops.
Do to its impressive strength, granite is most commonly known for its durability to wear and tears. In its natural form, granite is one of the most nonabsorbent, stain resistant materials. This stone is affordable and offers a wide range of color options and patterns.
HARD QUARTZITE (SEALED)
Quartzite is a natural stone that offers durability and a wide range of colors to choose from. This stone is a great alternative to marble or granite with luxurious appearance.
Quartz countertops are relatively new but their attractive appearance and durability makes them quite popular. Quartz is a manufactured product and has the same durability as granite or concrete with a wider range of colors to choose from.
Soft Quartzite often features veins and a complex color pattern similar to marble. Very dense and hard to scratch, this stone is perfectly suited to withstand the busiest rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Marble is a metamorphic stone that plays a key role in the classical architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome. It remains as a significant element in today’s design world. With it’s beautiful veining characteristics, marble makes for an elegant design option.
Soapstone is soft and a luxurious gray stone that darkens over time. Unaffected by heat or any acids, soapstone makes for a perfect kitchen countertop.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone with full range of unique colors. The deluxe appearance of limestone males it a popular installations for kitchens and bathrooms