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Which Stone is Right for Your Countertops?

Which Stone is Right for Your Countertops

Your countertops get a lot of action, whether they are in your kitchen, bathroom, or wet bar. For this reason, choosing the right stone to adorn your space is surely of paramount concern of yours. You want something that fits your style, is durable, and is within your budget. Finding a natural stone option that balances those three categories best for you can be a daunting task. But it does not have to be. Stone Restorations Works is very familiar with which stones work best for countertops, and we want to share that knowledge with you so that you can make the best decision.

Granite

When thinking of stones for kitchen counters, your first thought might include granite. It is extremely popular for kitchen areas, and for good reason. Granite is excellent at resisting scratches and etching from harsh chemicals. In addition, it holds up very well against high heat temperatures. So, when you have no where to put that hot sheet pan other than the counter, you do not need to fear. Furthermore, granite is low maintenance, budget friendly, and available in a wide range of colors and textures.

Quartz

Next up, we have quartz. Boasting some similar strengths to granite, quartz is a prime choice for high traffic counters. Not only is it available in a pleasing selection of colors and finishes, quartz is highly durable since it is scratch and heat resistant. On top of that, quartz does not require any sealing. So, maintenance for this stone is low.

Marble

Marble is universally known as an elegant choice. It is great for counters as well because, it too, is heat and scratch resistant. Where marble may not look as good on paper is its susceptibility to etching. Things you may want to be mindful of when you have marble counters are harsh chemicals. For example, in lieu of harsh cleaning agents, it is best to opt for gentler household cleaners. Also worth considering, is the fact that without being properly sealed, marble is prone to staining. So, you will definitely want to make resealing a priority on occasion. And although there are not as many choices when it comes to marble, anything you choose will surely be a timeless look.

These three stones can easily handle whatever your countertop demands are. If you want to take that extra step towards ensuring that your natural stone counters last several lifetimes, then call Stone Restoration Works today! Not only can we maintain or repair your stone, but we can apply our MORE AntiEtch solution to them. More AntiEtch is a super thin transparent coating that works extra hard so that nothing is able to penetrate and damage your countertops. Give us a call to learn more!

By Stone Restoration Works 2-3-2020

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