Natural stone countertops can be expensive, so what makes them worth the cost? We have compiled a list of the top reasons you should consider spending the money and switching to natural stone countertops for your kitchen and bathroom.
- Stone comes in a wide variety of beautiful colors, textures, styles, and patterns (I mean, have you seen quartzite)? If you are looking for an eye-catching, showstopper, natural stone is the perfect choice to add beauty and elevate your home. Not only do you get to choose from a wide variety of colors, but there are also many other options. Each granite countertop also has a unique countertop edge. You will have a number of choices when deciding upon which edge you want.
- Natural stone is made to last the test of time. They are incredibly durable, require minimal maintenance and can withstand the spills, accidents and mishaps that often accompany day-to-day living. Granite is your best choice when it comes to hard-to-chip, crack, and stain countertops. However, hot cups of coffee, spilled wine and even slicing knives rarely damage marble and soapstone. So, depending on which stone you go with, your counters could be virtually indestructible. If they have proper upkeep, your stone countertops can last a lifetime.
- Believe it or not, stone countertops are more sustainable than other industry standards. With few chemical products used throughout industrial processing, toxic waste is little to none. All raw materials are used for the countertops or agricultural fertilizers.
- Stone countertops can increase the value of your home. Not only through visual enhancement and appeal, but in your home’s resale value. Stone countertops are a timeless piece that is always in style. Homebuyers will frequently choose to buy a home based on the stone countertops alone, with marble being a showstopper.
- Your kitchen or bathroom will be one-of-a-kind. Like snowflakes, no two pieces of stone are the same. This guarantees that your countertops will be unique to your home.
- Stone countertops are resistant to bacteria and dirt. Since granite comes from Siliceous Stone, it is naturally resistant to bacteria, mold, mildew and dirt.
- Stone countertops such as granite or quartzite require little to no maintenance. Your countertop can be cleaned with soap, a sponge, or a soft towel. This also keeps your granite countertop free of bacteria and dirt. In the event of something adheres to your countertop, you can gently scrape it off with a plastic putty knife or use vinegar and water. JUST A REMINDER though, some natural stone countertops need to be resealed annually.
If you are search for new countertops and have questions, give C & C Stoneworks a call today at 252-902-5535. We are happy to answer questions about options for upgrading your kitchen or bathroom countertops.