Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Countertop Primer: Natural Stone



People often come in curious about different materials being used on countertops these days. Sometimes, I don't think the answer is as quick and easy as expected! The world of Interior Design, continually gets more creative and adds products and styles daily. Exciting? Yes! Overwhelming? It can be, but that is where the Eheart Design Team comes into play!

NATURAL STONE:
- Granite is the most common natural stone in which people are familiar. Being the least porous and seeming to have over 100 different varieties, this natural stone is a great place to start to see if it works with your style.


- Soapstones style versatility allows your imagination to go almost anywhere! Contemporary, yes. Colorado, definitely. Traditional, absolutely! And anything else in between. Soapstone definitely offers a uniqueness that is hard to find.


- Marble makes my heart sing. While it seems to be a classic traditional element it can easily be used in a timeless modern home. Its characteristic to stay cold make marble every bakers dream kitchen countertop! Many people being a little more cautious of marbles characteristics you often find marble being used a littler traffic areas, such as the bathroom.


- Limestone and Travertine are great countertops primarily for bathrooms. Being on the softer side of all natural stones, it is definitely more temperamental than granite. You can't beat the look with just an all around soft, calmness. Try it out in that powder bathroom you have been wanting to spruce up!



Join me Thursday as I continue priming you on the world of countertop materials!









2 comments:

  1. You did a great job!! I think using tile to make a Kitchen countertops is the way to go - my husband and I are in the business of remodeling homes and we choose to go this route, instead of buying one solid piece of granite or marble.

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  2. I love granite countertops....with and undermounted sink. And when you have a beautiful countertop like that you should keep clutter off of it and keep it clean!

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