Key Points to Know about Stone Benchtops Before You Buy

If you are planning on a kitchen remodel, then stone benchtops may be on your list of considerations. The first thing to know is that there are many types of benchtops that fall under the stone category. This means narrowing down your choices to the right ones for not only the look you are going for, but for the practical use of your kitchen as a whole. With that in mind, here are a few of the key points you need to know about these types of benchtops before you buy.

Quartz Options

When you begin looking into the different stone options available to you, quartz will come up as an option. There are several benefits to this stone option. One is the durability. It will hold up against typical knife cuts from cutting meat or other items in the kitchen. The quartz stone will also hold up against chips and breaks that can happen with other stone forms of benchtops. You should know that these countertops are made of quartz mixed with resin to help increase the durability. It is also stain resistant. This makes it a top choice for long-term remodeling benchtops.

Recycled Options

You may be concerned with maintaining a green living or eco-friendly option for your kitchen. The misconception is that you can't find recycled benchtops that will work will with the durability needed in your kitchen. The truth is that there are many recycled options, including a common option that uses stone and glass. These types of mixed stone and media options offer durability, uses recycled materials, and is a way to avoid larger carbon footprints from manufacturing new benchtops for your needs. You can also find some stone options that can be recycled to fit your needs by a contractor making simple cuts and adjustments for your kitchen. 

Stone Tile Options

In some cases, you may not want to have a solid piece as a benchtop. If you do, you may want to upgrade it. One way to do this is to use stone tile. This allows you to use a different style of benchtop, including a pre-existing one. You can then place stone tiles over the benchtop. This gives you the practical nature you need, durability you need, and the overall look you want to have while still using a natural stone material. 

If you think that a stone benchtop would be ideal for your kitchen remodeling project, contact your local kitchen contractor. They will help you with the different options available. They can also help you with installation questions you have. If you have other questions or concerns, consider scheduling a consultation with your contractor.