Natural Stones Are Virtually The Only Choice For Kitchen Benchtops
Hygiene and cleanliness will always be high on the age...
 The wide range of colours of this spectacular natural stone gives the user unending choices. The
shades and designs are...
Professional interior designers and architects have the obvious preference for granite for kitchen
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Natural Stones Are Virtually The Only Choice For Kitchen Benchtops

The reasons for use of natural stones for kitchen benchtops have been explained in this article by comparing granite with marble.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Natural Stones Are Virtually The Only Choice For Kitchen Benchtops Hygiene and cleanliness will always be high on the agenda when you are designing a kitchen and you will perhaps not give a second thought about selecting one of the natural stones for kitchen benchtops. Ceramic tiles would come very close to natural stones, but despite having the good qualities of scratch resistance, water, heat and stain resistance, the high cost of maintaining it pushes it down the grade. Low aesthetic value of wooden benchtops does not allow them to feature in the list at all. So, you are left with the only choice of natural stones that is unquestionably the best choice. Installing kitchen benchtops Melbourne of natural stones would be a treat for the eyes and a delight for the home owner. Granite is the best choice The choice of natural stone is rather easy. Granite is the most popular natural stone that is used for kitchen benchtops. Marble is also used though not as extensively as granite. Other stones are not much thought of for benchtops, though those may be used elsewhere in the kitchen. Granite has the following advantages:
  • 2.  The wide range of colours of this spectacular natural stone gives the user unending choices. The shades and designs are distinctly different from one another thus allowing the user to make a selection that will be unique.  Numerous finishing styles in polished or matt variety gives wide selection criteria that can satisfy the needs of even the most demanding user.  Granite is the hardest stone, second to diamond, with extremely high resistance to abrasion. It remains almost scratch free and can withstand the gruelling rubbing by kitchen utensils and accessories.  It is stain free by virtue of its low porosity and can be used in kitchen without worrying about maintenance. The lustre and colour of the surface remain unchanged for years without any special maintenance.  Possibilities of chipping and developing cracks are remote, but if it happens, it is easy to repair.  Complete resistance to heat and chemical exposure makes it unbeatable in the kitchen. Marble can also be used If your are too much inclined to aesthetics and willing to take calculated risks then using marble for kitchen benchtops can be a viable option. The gorgeous looks of marble outscores granite to a great extent but functionality and costs are a matter of concern, because –  Marble is a soft stone that is prone to scratches, which are most likely to happen during the kitchen activities involving sharp tools and accessories with pointed bottom support.  The porosity of marble is more than granite; therefore it stains easily and would need constant cleaning to maintain the quality of surface finish.  Protective sealers will have to be used to coat the surface and save it from possible damage. Such extra care together with its frequent maintenance adds to the cost and botheration of the user.
  • 3. Professional interior designers and architects have the obvious preference for granite for kitchen benchtops Melbourne, but that should not deter you from using marble. If you have the innate inclination for the grand stone with strong historic lineage, it can light up your kitchen provided you are willing to put in some extra effort and money for its upkeep. About the author – Christine Anderson is a consultant of natural stones and posses immense knowledge on the subject. He has been advising agencies and individuals about kitchen benchtops and writes regularly to create awareness about kitchen benchtops Melbourne.

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