When it comes to dressing your counters in style, it doesnít get much better than stone slab countertops. They are at the very top of the market in terms of quality and desirability and, there isnít much that will beat them when it comes to looks, feel and durability so, itís only fitting that the price should match right?† In this blog, you will know about how to get good value for money when buying stone slab countertops.
Spending a fortune the only option?
Fortunately, there are a variety of options for you to choose from, which means that, you donít have to spend the earth in order to acquire countertops that are in the top league, hereís a quick look at the 5 most desirable stone slab countertops and what makes them so special;
According to the experts and connoisseurs of precious stones, granite is the number one go to stone for those looking for the absolute pinnacle of stone countertops. Apparently, there isnít another product on the market that will beat it for looks or style, perhaps they havenít owned anything else, who knows? Once upon a time, because of its desirability the cost meant that granite stone countertops were only really found in the homes of the super-rich.†
As its popularity has grown, it has meant that prices have adjusted too and, it has become more affordable, presumably because it isnít so Ďexclusiveí anymore. Nowadays you can get granite countertops at reasonable prices, in a wide variety of colours, however, before they are used as countertops, they require sealing which will need to be Ďredoneí as time passes by.†
Very similar to granite in nearly every way, although it isnít quite as popular which actually makes it more expensive. Although they may look the same, they are different in one particular area, their durability. Quartzite is actually a denser stone which makes it more durable than granite and less likely to chip.
This brings us to the end of the Ďtop 3í natural stones, and, what sets them apart from one another and whilst Dolomite may seem even more similar to granite when you look at it as opposed to quartzite, it isnít quite as strong as granite and is actually formed in a different way to both of the above which gives it a unique look, different to that of quartzite but again, more similar to granite however, it is more expensive because itís less common so, it should, potentially add more value to your property.
Marble is included here largely because it is regarded as a high-end design material. Marble has long been associated with wealth, having been employed in classical art and as an expensive construction material. Despite its popularity, it isnít as durable as the top 3 so although itís well known, it can chip.
- Engineered stone
Donít be put off because engineered stone is in 5th position, itís only here because its Ďengineeredí and not 100% natural. In terms of affordability, customizable options and its similarities when compared with the natural stones, it could easily be in the number one spot, especially if Ďbang for buckí is part of the equation.