Stone options in counter tops are a popular option in kitchens today. Because they not only have a rich and luxurious look but also they are very durable. You could have a stone counter top in the form of individual tiles or a single slab of material. If you have decided to choose the stone counter top for your kitchen, you have to make sure that you choose the one that would work the best for your needs. Stone counter tops usually require very little maintenance, other than regular staining or oiling. Stone counter tops have a variety of colors and finishing, including high gloss and matte.
There are a lot of varieties of stone option for the counter tops. It includes granite, soapstone, marble, slate, limestone, and larva. Let’s discuss them one by one. Granite are the most durable of stone counter tops. It has several colors and a polish that wouldn’t wear off. Because granite is porous material, you need to reseal the granite counter top once a year. Soapstone counter tops are famous in country style and modern kitchens. If you can have a stain on a soapstone counter, it can be easily sanded out of the counter. Soapstone counter tops usually come with flaws which can add a character. A rubdown with mineral oil will bring the color of soapstone, and can make it shine. Marble counter tops are often found in bakers' kitchens. It is more porous than granite, so it has to be sealed more frequently to prevent stains. Because Marble isn’t as hard as other stone counter tops, so it is better to use marble only for small area.
Slate counter tops have various tones of grey, purple, green, and black. It is very stylish and durable that can be excellent choice for the counter surfaces. Limestone is mad of the mineral and calcite which has a neutral tone. Larva is unusual counter top material. They have a high gloss finish and you can find these counter tops in a wide variety of colors.
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