When choosing between the various types of natural stone worktops out there, you can quite easily feel overwhelmed by all the options. The most important thing to remember is to take your time and consider your own needs before making any decisions. There are a number of questions you will need to ask yourself during this process but they will all help you reach a final conclusion.
There are various colours to choose from and you need to make sure that the main colour you are looking for will compliment the room. You will need to take into account the other fixtures in the room, the lighting and the size of the room itself. For example, smaller rooms are usually best of decorated with lighter colours to make them appear more spacious.
There are various finishes to choose from including honed, polished, brushed, leathered and antiqued. The finish you choose will depend on the look you are trying to achieve. It will also determine just how much maintenance will be involved. Some finishes make it easier to maintain your surfaces while others still require a fairly high level of maintenance.
Consider various types of natural stone including granite, marble, slate and limestone when comparing all of your options. If you intend on using your work surfaces on a regular basis, you might want to invest in a more durable option like granite. If you are remodelling your guest bathroom that is rarely used, you could use something a bit cheaper and less resistant.