Natural and engineered stone are two popular choices for all kitchen surfaces including countertops and bench tops. Stone gives your kitchen a high end luxurious look and we source the very best stone from all over the world.
Best Materials for Kitchen Benchtops
When it comes to choosing the countertop for your kitchen, there are many different factors to consider. Stone-Tech is an Australian leader in natural and engineered benchtop surfaces and we’re here to provide our professional insight to help guide you.
There are a number of options when deciding on the right benchtop material
Where to start can be quite difficult.
However, with our professional tips, making the right choice can be a breeze.
Granite is a natural stone that is made from solidified magma or lava. It’s very durable and will resist cuts and scratches, which is ideal for busy kitchens and households with children.
It is also heat resistant, so you won’t need to worry about your hot pots and pans while cooking. Granite only requires minimal maintenance and can be simply cleaned with a sponge and water.
It requires sealing just once or twice per year. Since granite is formed by the earth, each slab is completely unique, making it a natural work of art.
Because granite is a natural stone that’s formed by the earth, no two pieces are alike. It works well with any kitchen style and adds overall equity to your house.
Since every slab is different, no one else will have identical slabs as yours. It’s like having a unique piece of art in your house.
Sealing is a quick and simple process that only takes a few minutes. With only minimal maintenance, granite will last a lifetime.
Quartz / Engineered stone
Our next choice for kitchen countertop material is quartz, which is also known as an engineered stone.
Quartz is robust and will easily stand up to daily kitchen use but unlike natural stone, it requires no sealing or maintenance. It has a consistent design which makes it virtually seamless.
Quartz is man-made and designed for kitchens. It’s easy to clean and it’s heat resistant. Since quartz is non-porous, it’s impossible for liquid and bacteria to penetrate, making it stain-resistant and worry-free. Uniform design of quartz makes it an ideal choice if you’re looking for a smooth and consistent look.
If you want a stone that has a similar look to marble but is less porous, then quartzite is our recommended choice.
Quartzite is a metamorphic sandstone that is formed from high temperatures and pressure to create a dense and attractive material. It has the look of marble but is less porous and requires minimal maintenance.
Quartzite has a classic look of marble with a higher resistance to stains, heat and chemicals. A classic white quartzite right here is a popular option. It has sleek grey or black veins, which gives it the sophisticated look of an elegant marble stone.
Recap:- the best kitchen benchtop material
Granite has an exclusive look that’s one-of-a-kind, which makes it just like having a piece of art in your home. Granite is also highly durable and doesn’t require much maintenance at all. In my opinion, it would be the number one choice for a kitchen countertop.
Quartz is also very durable and requires the least amount of maintenance, has a uniform look that makes it a good choice if you’re looking for a consistent style that looks virtually seamless when it’s installed. However, it’s not one-of-a-kind.
Quartzite is a great choice if you would like that marble but less required maintenance. Since quartzite is less porous, it’s far less likely to stain than marbles, which makes it a much more convenient option.
Whichever material you decide on for your stone surface, Stone-Tech offers an enormous selection that cannot be found anywhere else. With a large range of colours of stone in stock, we’re sure to have the style that will be perfect for your kitchen.
Because of our state-of-the-art machines and laser guided template process, we guarantee a fast turnaround time that no one else can offer.
Meaning, you can have your kitchen benchtop quickly.