Properties Made of Natural Stone are Highly Valued
Natural Stone Surfaces are Durable
We all want those interior designs and surface materials that stand the test of time, don't we? Our home renovations like kitchen worktop installation cost a heavy investment, so we must opt for choices that are strong and sturdy. Natural stone worktops are exactly that. As natural stones are a product of nature that have been constructed under the Earth’s crust under extreme temperature and pressure they have great tolerance towards heat and flame. Not just natural stones can be installed in zones that see high foot traffic too, as they are highly durable.
Natural Stone Patterns Help Mask Stains
Juices from fruits and vegetables, cooking oils, citric acids, and other substances frequently spill in the kitchen as people go about their everyday business. The material used for a kitchen worktop should be able to endure the horrible effects of these substances. It must not be impacted by rushed cooking processes or beverage and spice spills. Due to its water-repellent properties, granite natural stone worktops are one of the most preferred natural stones for kitchen countertops. In addition, its intricate surface design helps to hide tiny stains.
You Can Use Natural Stones For Outdoor Kitchens and Pavings Too
There is no need to worry about the color of your outdoor kitchen worktops fading because natural stone worktops are completely UV resistant. Whether you want to build a leisure kitchen outdoors or want to make flooring for exterior surfaces, natural surfaces go all the way to fit your needs.
Natural Stone Surfaces Can Tolerate Heat
Kitchen stone worktops should be durable enough to tolerate hot pans being placed on them by accident. However it is always recommended to use trivets and chopping boards underneath appliances like toaster ovens, electric frying pans, crock pots etc to prevent them from cracking due to extreme heat and burnt marks. Due to their heat-resistant properties, granite worktops are a popular choice among homeowners.
They Are Less Prone To Scratches Compared To Quartz
Kitchen worktops are frequently in contact with sharp and heavy tools, such as knives, so there is a chance of damage. Avoid this aesthetical and financial loss by opting for resistant Natural stone worktops materials like granite and quartzite. It will not easily chip or crack, unlike steel worktops. Avoid using abrasives and hard cleaning products like bleach, acid cleaners, etc, on any kitchen worktop surface to prolong their life.
Natural Stones Make Unique Interior Designs
As we know that natural stones are unique from slab to slab, so it is guaranteed that the design you get will be individual and unique to you. Marble, granite, and quartzite slabs come with fascinating colours and patterns, not just on their surfaces but throughout the stone block. The veining and patterns on stone provide opportunities for many stylish and creative designs, some of which are:
Maintaining Natural Worktop Surfaces
We all want our surfaces to look new and attractive in all situations. To ensure that your, Natural stone worktops stay fabulous for a long time, follow these practices
Don’t Overlook Satins for Long
Discoloration and marks are a threat, thus an immediate wiping is recommended to prolong the aesthetic and functional life of your best kitchen worktops.
Use Chopping Boards and Trivets
Using a chopping board improperly can damage a beautiful centerpiece by chipping the stone. Keep your best kitchen worktops in good condition by handling appliances, knives, and hot tools carefully.
Keep Abrasives Away
Avoid using harmful chemicals, acidic chemicals or detergents, vinegar, lemon etc. The kitchen worktop surface can be kept looking attractive and longer-lasting by wiping it clean with soapy water or pH-neutral cleaning liquid. You should avoid scrubbing the stained surface. Once you are done with the cleaning, it is important to wipe the surface dry using a microfiber cloth because any remains of water can dull the colour and may run the risk of discoloration.
Clean The Watermarks From Kitchen Worktop
A spill on porous material may leave a dark and discolored area as a result of evaporation. Watermarks usually disappear upon evaporation. It is possible to remove them with a soapy liquid wipe followed by complete drying.
Wipe The Greasy Oil Spills
A It is a good idea to use baking soda and water to get rid of those tough grease stains. Remove the residue with a damp cloth and dry the surface, repeat the process for removing stains of large circumference and deep pigmentation.
Contact Us For Worktop Installation
We work with both natural and engineered stones. Call 0330 113 5868 for worktop, fire hearths and splashback installation. Or send your enquiry to email@example.com