The Use of Natural Stone in the Kitchen

Natural Stone brings a different feel and look into any kitchen but there are some important factors to consider when selecting the design and layout of your kitchen. Understanding the look, feel and durability of each type of Natural Stone will assist you in make the best choices for your kitchen.

For example, if you love the durability of Granite but looking for something different, honed Granite or Marble are great alternatives.

Marble has been a popular trend in kitchen countertops for the past several years. If you compare performance characteristics in a kitchen environment, granite is the better choice. However, because of its subtle veining and aesthetic appeal, many are choosing marble.

The main difference is that granite and marble are made of different minerals that perform differently in regards to chemical resistance and hardness. Marble will etch when exposed to acids and bases.

Granite vs Marble

Kitchen Natural Stone Flooring

Probably one of the most popular Natural Stone tile due to its affordability compared to other natural stone types and its wide range of colours, Slate tiles are available in varying tiles sizes and thicknesses. Slate stone tiles offer a homeowner a choice of colour options through red, brown and orange to dark grey colours that complement modern home interiors.

Generally light in colour, Travertine Natural Stone tiles are available in warm, muted shades of cream, taupe, peach tones as well as pale yellow and red hues. Once cut, Sandstone tiles offer a smooth finish with a consistent colour in warm earth tones that make it ideal for all décor styles.

Marble is available in a wide range of colours from purest white to darkest black, all featuring the distinctive vein pattern that runs through the tiles. While ideal for installation on walls, particular attention needs to be given to proper sealing and ongoing protection when installed as floor tiles.

The beauty of natural stone flooring

Natural Stone is the perfect choice when it comes to durability and creating a warm and inviting (yet functional) space in the kitchen. Contact us for more information on Natural Stone for your kitchen.


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