Natural stone is becoming an increasingly popular choice for kitchen benchtops. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider this material for your own kitchen.
Firstly, your kitchen worktops need to be made of a material that can take a lot of hard treatment. Heavy pots and pans will be placed and moved around on the surface, and knives and other implements can easily nick the surface no matter how careful you are. Your worktops will also come into contact with hot pots and bowls that can damage surfaces that are not heat-resistant. Natural stone stands up well to this treatment. It withstands heat much better than surfaces such as wood or laminate and will not take so much damage.
A second requirement of a kitchen worktop is that it should be waterproof. Any kitchen surface is likely to get splashed by water and cooking liquids, and will also suffer from spillages. Natural stone surfaces will not suffer from water damage, and will also be sealed with a layer of silicone before they are installed to protect them further from spillages. This makes them ideal for kitchen use as they will not stain or rot if there are any accidents.
Because they are tough and stain-resistant, natural stone benchtops require very little maintenance. Any spillages should be carefully wiped up as soon as possible after they happen, but this should not require anything more than a damp cloth. It is also advisable to re-apply the sealant every couple of years to ensure that the work surface remains resistant to staining. Apart from this, the natural stone should not need any special treatment to keep it in top condition.
A final advantage to natural stone that is worth bearing in mind is that the pattern of the benchtop will be unique. As it is made from genuine stone that has come out of the earth, the exact colour and pattern of the surface will be unique to you. You will not have to worry about finding exactly the same design in somebody else's house, as no two of these stone benchtops will ever be exactly the same.
Natural stone benchtops are tough, waterproof, and unique, and they require very little in the way of cleaning or maintenance. This makes them ideal for kitchen use. Just talk to an installer today to find out how your own kitchen can benefit.Share