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A Guide to Choosing Natural Stone Countertops

When it comes to kitchen worktops, natural stone is almost certainly the most popular material. Longevity, durability, choice of colours and stunning aesthetics combine to secure natural stone countertops as the number one choice. If stone worktops are within your budget, then take a look at our quick guide to choosing the right work-surface for your kitchen:

– Granite

Granite countertops are made from 100% natural rocks, such as quartz and feldspar. Granite worktops are highly durable, and will usually last for decades. Choosing a darker shade will help to prevent staining, and selecting a polished finish will also increase the durability.
– Quartz
Quartz countertops are highly resistant to heat damage, chipping and staining. This is because quartz worktops are created by combining natural quartz with mad-made resins.

Deciding between granite and quartz can be tricky, as they are both very similar in many respects. Do you prefer the natural beauty and unique patterns of granite? Or do you want the increased durability of quartz?

If you would like some assistance in choosing your perfect natural stone countertop, then give us a call on 01992 535 038. We are more than happy to help, and can provide a free, no-obligation quote