Stone worktops – more than just a colour choice25-Aug-2018
When selecting a new work surface for your kitchen or bathroom, your first thought might be about design and colour. First impressions are important and we begin our decision-making process by considering colour and style. While these are important, there are also other aspects that will prove significant.
The type of material you choose is extremely important since you will need to choose one to suit the room and your needs. For example, the stone you use in your kitchen needs to be durable and resistant to stains and other damage that commonly occurs when cooking. In wet and humid environments, you need a stone surface that is not too porous or at least one that is sealed so that it doesn't absorb all that water.
Now it's time to think about the durability factor. Some types of stone are naturally more durable than others. Even if you are extremely careful, accidents can happen. Which means that it's better to invest in a tough stone than opt for a softer one.
The texture or finish that you choose will also have a lasting impact. A glossy finish is a good choice for many different colours. A matte finish, on the other hand, should only be used when you select lighter colours. When you have a very dark or black stone worktop, the polished finish can make fingerprints and smudges show up immediately.