How To Choose Your natural stone Slabs
By David Angel
Choose the right color for natural stone countertop to get the right look!
Are you getting your kitchen renovated and don’t know what to do with the countertop? Do not fret! What if we suggest natural stone? You might think natural stone slabs is passé but think again. This elegant, durable and low maintenance piece of earth can meet all your needs of looks and durability. But then, there are numerous natural stone offered by numerous brands in the market. How will you choose the best stone? A few handy tips will save your natural stone hunting from turning into a nightmare.
There must be expensive and cheap options available in front of you, both pitted against each other but chances of cheaper ones breaking while installation are high. If we talk about natural stone slabs color, there is a variety to choose; from browns to beiges, blues to blacks, reds to whites. Half the battle is won once the right color is chosen for your natural stone kitchen countertop. Neutral tones like browns and beiges are the safest bets for countertops while blacks give the kitchen a classy and elegant look. But if you want to match the color of your kitchen countertop natural stone with the color of your kitchen cabinets, flooring and other hardware then you will have to look a little more closely. If the kitchen is well lit and open, the choices are countless but if it isn’t, then darker countertops tend to make dark kitchens look gloomy while light countertops make it look spacious and large. Never rely on brochures and pictures for countertops, they can be misleading. Try and visit a natural stone slabs supplier personally. Each slab differs in hues; flakes, speckles and you get the feel of it only when you see it.
But while choosing the right color, you must not forget to choose the right texture of natural stone slabs. Veins of quartz, natural patterning, even cross-sections of river pebbles all make natural stone one of the most interesting pieces of art you can put in your kitchen. Choosing the color and texture of natural stone slabs can be mesmerizing but that does not mean you compromise on the quality of granite, marble, onyx or quartzite. Be careful and test your favorite piece of stone for any hairline cracks or holes, adulteration and porous. If any one of these tests is positive, the natural stone can give you a tough time while cleaning and maintaining.
Take your time, do your recce properly, make a checklist of the above-mentioned points, then buy your piece of earth and proudly flaunt it to your friends.