Searching for the right material for your new countertops can be a very time-consuming task. There are numerous things to consider before deciding, such as the budget, the colour and the overall reliability of the product. In this article, we will help you out decide which natural stone is the one for you, granite or marble.
1. Inform about the materials
Although both materials are natural, they have differences that might put you on one side or the other. For example, granite is more resistant to staining, while marble is excellent at conducting heat. On the blog section of our website, you can read all about the pros and cons of both.
2. Visit the showroom
Once you have informed yourself about the materials, it is time to visit the showroom. You don’t have to cross out one material just yet; you might find a colour that you find beautiful and let that be the main factor of your decision.
3. Consider the colour
If you can’t decide between one or the other and you find both materials high quality, the colour can be the main factor in your decision.
4. If you have decided about the material…
…but you haven’t decided about the colour, then look for the colour that appears the most in your home décor. Such colour will be very easy to combine with what you already have.
5. Think about your budget
Granite and marble are similarly priced, but there is price differentiation between the colours. Some colours are very rare and therefore, will be more expensive.
6. Ask for a free quote
You can always get a free quote, all you need to do is tell as the colour you opt for and provide us with the dimensions of your kitchen or bathroom.
7. Consider the style
Some colours are more suitable for modern style kitchens for example. If you have a vision of a modern looking home, look for a colour that has fewer details. On the other hand, if you have a vision of traditional décor, then look for the colour that has more details.
8. Consider the size of your kitchen or bathroom
If your kitchen or bathroom is small-sized, you can make them look bigger with white, beige or other lightly coloured countertops. On the other hand, if your space is big enough and you want to make it look less spacious, then choose darker, deeper colours.
9. Ask for a free sample
Visit our showroom and ask for free samples; they will help you visualize colour in your kitchen or bathroom.
10. Mix and match
You don’t have to choose just one thing; for example, you can choose two colours and use one for the kitchen countertops and other for the kitchen island. The same applies to the materials.
11. Consider special treatments
We offer special treatments of the countertops that will make them even more resistant to mechanical loads. This step isn’t necessary but will affect the longevity of your countertops.
12. Take your time
You want to make sure that you are choosing the right material and colour; natural stone countertops are very long-lasting and you will not need to replace them for decades. So don’t rush and take your time to make sure of your decision.
Having more questions about natural stone countertops? Please, contact us, and we will be happy to advise you.