Many people wonder about the benefits of marble, soapstone and granite countertops. They want to know if the investment is really worth it, and if so, what the difference is between the three kitchen countertop options. All three options offer many benefits, most of them long term, and all three have different attributes that warrant further examination if you are considering upgrading your kitchen counters.
Let’s take a closer look at all three to see!
What could convey more elegance than marble? What is more classical than marble? It has been used for ages to create masterpieces, and has withstood the test of time. Its luminescence, accented by graceful veining, is as classical and glamorous as it comes. It comes in a variety of hues and patterns, offering the consumers a wide array of possibilities for their new marble countertops.
Marble kitchen counters also withstand heat very well, alleviating the need of hot pads under warm or hot pots and pans. In fact, marble countertops are eternally cool, making them a top-of-the line choice for bakers. Marble’s cool surface helps ensure that dough won’t overheat and thus become too soft.
Soapstone is becoming an increasingly popular choice in kitchen counters. Its smoothness and softness give it a pleasing, comforting allure. It usually starts in hues of light grey that, overtime, deepen to a darker, patina surface. Not as elegant or glamorous as marble or granite, soapstone offers a humbler, more quaint atmosphere and appearance.
It is especially at home in rustic homes and cottages, accentuating down-to-earth, strong and natural values. Soapstone countertops are also resistant to heat, and small or shallow nicks and scratches can easily be fixed using sanding and mineral oil.
Let’s start with the obvious: granite countertops are simply beautiful. They are coveted by kitchen enthusiasts, cooks and interior designers alike. They offer a wide range of colors and hues and, because they are natural stone, each slab offers a unique pattern that won’t be found in any other kitchen.
Granite significantly enhances the value of your property and will never depreciate. It lasts practically forever, is heat-proof and doesn’t nick or scratch easily. It is sanitary, in that no bacteria will cling to it, and is easily cleaned with warm water and a mild detergent. Unless you plan to be unusually careless with granite countertops, they will last a lifetime. However these are the main natural stones, do not forget that there are others to be considered such as quartzite countertops, limestone countertops, onyx countertops and travertine countertops.
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