Why You Should Use Natural Stone in Your Kitchen
July 1, 2020
Ready to upgrade your kitchen? With all the home shows and aesthetic trends out there, it can be tough to make design decisions that you feel 100% confident about. Whether you’re most concerned with appearance, durability, cost, or sustainability, natural stone offers a wide array of benefits. These are just a few of the many reasons why you should consider using natural stone in your kitchen.
- Timeless Design
Trends come and go, but natural stone is always beautiful. If you’re concerned about choosing design elements that will never go out of style, natural stone like granite, marble, and even quartz (which is a blend of natural and synthetic materials) are your best friends.
- Built to Last
No questions asked—natural stone is one of the longest lasting building materials out there. Naturally strong, scratch resistant, and heat resistant, natural stone can still look brand new decades after installation when properly cared for.
Not sure whether this is your forever home? No rush, but when you’re ready to sell, prospective buyers adore kitchens adorned in natural stone. Use it for your countertops, tiles, backsplash, and maybe even your sink for a kitchen that oozes natural luxury.
- Low Environmental Impact
While natural stone does usually require mining and quarrying, it’s free of harmful, toxic chemicals that are often found in synthetic countertop materials. This combined with the fact that many natural stone countertops use recycled materials, PLUS the fact that you’ll never need to replace natural stone (barring a kitchen disaster of course) makes it a shoe-in for the greenest possible countertop option.
- Sanitary & Low-Maintenance
Natural stone in a kitchen is the gift that keeps on giving. Sealed natural stone holds less bacteria, cleans up easily, and requires almost zero day to day maintenance. Depending on the time of stone you use in your kitchen, you may need to plan on having it resealed annually. Other than that, natural stone requires very little TLC!