When shopping around for the perfect natural stone worktops for your kitchen, bathroom or other part of your home, it’s important that you place a complete order. Sometimes we see people try to renovate a room on a budget by doing a little here and a little there. This does not work out for a number of reasons.
When you order a particular type of stone and it is installed, you may not be able to find that precise veining pattern again. Natural stone is just that – natural. While the stone is extracted, cut and polished, it is a natural process responsible for creating the unique patterns. For the sake of consistency, it is important that you order all of your slabs at one time.
Like veining, colour differences can occur from batch to batch. They can also occur within a single batch but the differences are very slight, if at all. Depending on the type of stone, the colour could take on a warmer or cooler shade in later batches. There is no telling what you are going to get if you order different batches. Again, if you want consistency in your home, you need to place a single order.
Apart from the visual outcome, it’s also good to consider the inconvenience of renovating a room in stages. If you try to do half of your kitchen at a time, it will end up taking twice as long. It is far easier and quicker in terms of templating and installation if everything is done together. Plus, you won’t have to put up with a mess in your kitchen or not being able to cook meals for any longer than absolutely necessary.
Islands are the exception
Now, with all that has been mentioned above, it’s good to note that there are exceptions to these guidelines. A kitchen island is the perfect example of such an exception. You can use a completely different type of stone or a different colour (or both) for your kitchen island. It can really help set the space apart and help create an amazing visual contrast. It is worth considering if you would like to renovate your kitchen first and add an island at a later stage.
Remember, no matter your questions or concerns, it is always best to consult a professional before placing your order for natural stone worktops. Some expert advice and insight can go a long way!