Despite the technological innovations in alternative materials, natural granite retains its stature as the leading choice in premium, custom countertops. A crystalline, igneous rock quarried from mountains around the world, granite has been a premium building material since the beginning of time. Its naturally varied appearance and character (vein patterns, color variations, etc.) creates a one-of-a-kind uniqueness and sheer beauty that no man-made material can match.
While the product itself and its luxury appeal haven’t changed, recent advancements in sourcing, quarrying, processing, and installation have lowered the costs and increased the sales of granite significantly. From 2001 to 2006 demand for granite grew 15% annually.
Once viewed as a material exclusively for the affluent, today granite is an affordable kitchen and bathroom countertop option for a broad base of new home buyers and home re modelers.
In addition to its classic beauty and elegance, natural granite is:
- Heat and scratch resistant
- Long-lasting and durable
- Competitively priced
The subtle sheen of marble countertops evoke an air of elegance that can add a timeless ambiance to any home. Luminous, luxurious marble brings a crisp brightness that soapstone, granite or man-made materials simply can’t duplicate. Choosing the classic look of marble countertops for your kitchen, bar or bathroom offers a number of advantages.
- Heat Resistant
Limestone is becoming a popular material for natural stone countertops or flooring. One of the main reasons it is a preferred material is because of its distinguished aesthetics. Not only does it provide a sophisticated look, it is also durable as well. Today, we are going to take a look at few benefits of limestone countertops and flooring.
- Superior Quality
Travertine is a beautiful chic choice for many homeowners. Due to its sophisticated luxurious look which has a striking resemblance with marble, travertine has become extremely popular. It is a stone that has been around since the time of the Romans. Buildings like the Colosseum, Theater of Marcellus, etc. are examples of this stone’s durability and strength.
- Heat Resistant