Bathrooms and kitchens have a lot in common. Not only these are the most commonly renovated rooms in a home, but they also include countertops as the primary feature. Bathroom and kitchen countertops have something more in common; moisture. Moisture is inevitably present around the sinks in these rooms, and that fact narrows what kind of surface can be used for these countertops. Moreover, the countertops in the kitchen are also subjected to a lot of wear from spills and scratches from the knife and other utensils. So, obviously non-durable and porous surfaces such as laminate or wood are not the best choices for these countertops. What surfaces makes the best countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. The short answer to this question is stone. Stone is not just durable, but it is a beautiful design element as well. Large stone slabs are perfect for bathroom and kitchen countertops.
Moreover, high-quality stones can even increase the value of your home. There are different types of stones to choose from when remodelling or designing, but what is best for countertops? Let’s explore a few now!
People familiar with interior designing will not be surprised to find granite in this list. Granite has long been the premier choice of builders and designers for countertops due to both durability and beauty. Simply put, there is no better natural stone option for a countertop. It has become increasingly common as the go-to stone for countertops in Australia in recent years. Granite, especially Super white granite, defines elegance and can quickly elevate a kitchen’s design with its conspicuous presence on countertops. Granite slabs are found in an assortment of styles and colours. This allows it to compliments almost any bathroom and kitchen designs.
Dolomite is a lesser-known stone that is slowly gaining popularity. It is a less expensive and more durable option compared to other stones. Unlike granite, Super white dolomite is a sedentary rock which forms when limestone naturally comes in contact with groundwater rich in magnesium and undergoes a chemical change. It comes in shades of grey or white and usually contains streaks that make it resemble marble better than the others. Still, it is much harder than marble making it a more chip and scratch-resistant option.
Super white marble is listed here primarily because of its premium design choice. Having been used as an upscale building material and in classical sculptures for centuries, we can equate marble with richness. It is a metamorphic rock that is naturally formed by subjecting dolomite or limestone to extreme pressure in the earth’s crust. The impurities allow marbles to form a wide variety of styles and colours which lends to its decidability as a design element.
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