Choosing The Right Stone For Your New Home or Remodel
The school year is coming to an end, the days are longer and the thermostat is higher, this can only mean one thing – Summer is here! Do you have a family vacation planned? If so, while you are away is a great time to schedule your kitchen remodel! Come home from your Summer vacation to a totally reimagined, remodeled kitchen!
There’s no denying that you have many options on the table when selecting the perfect stone for your kitchen or bathroom. The whole process may feel overwhelming.
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When you shop with STONE, our experienced staff provides our undivided attention and finds the materials you need to complete your job.
If you’re considering an upgrade or remodel this season, our team is here to help provide you with all information you need to make an informed decision and have some fun along the way.
Let’s discuss a few factors to consider when choosing the right stone for your space:
- Color: Natural stone comes in a beautiful array of colors. Granite and marble can range from soft beiges and pinks to classic blacks and whites, to rich reds, greens, and multi-colors. The varied appearance of natural stone gives it wonderful character and creates a one-of-a-kind effect anywhere it is used.
- Finish: There is a wide variety of finishes for natural stone and new finishes are appearing on the market often! Examples of finishes include: polished, honed, leathered, brushed, and antiqued. When you visit STONE, ask our sales reps about the pros and cons of the different finishes for your project.
- Usage: The harder the natural stone is, the more it resists scratches and getting scuffed up. Granite is typically the hardest of all the stone types. If you decide to use a softer stone, you, as the homeowner, will have to use gentler cleansers and dust more frequently to prevent scratches.
Now that we’ve covered a few things to consider let’s go over some natural stone options for your remodel or new home:
- Marble: This natural stone adds a sophisticated addition to your home. Its appearance and ease of maintenance make it a popular choice for countertops, floors, foyers, fireplaces, and showers. Another option for homeowners that love marble is using serpentine for kitchen counters. It is often called the “green” marble. It’s not a true marble but does offer a marble-like look.
- Granite: Granite is available in a striking array of colors and its durability makes it ideal for kitchen countertops and heavily-used surfaces including tables and floors. Granite offers an impenetrable surface and it is typically not affected by citric acid, coffee, tea, alcohol, or wine. It is nearly impossible to scratch and with proper cleaning will not stain under normal use.
- Quartzite: If you’re looking for natural stone, see if the luxury of quartzite inspires you. Many customers appreciate how it combines granite’s toughness with marble’s ethereal beauty. Quartzite’s neutral color palette—generally white- or gray-toned—can complement and elevate any space. Quartzite countertops in your kitchen or bathroom will last you for years. Regular, easy-to-do resealing maintains its beauty and makes clean-up a breeze.
The team at STONE can help you decide what option is the right choice for you and your family—or your business. You can see samples at both of our locations. Get in touch with us to learn more about all the natural stone options.