To all the renovators , the cooks, the wine drinkers, the families with little humans ...this one's for you....
It's me, Nicole! Here to help with some countertop pros and cons of all these beautiful materials mother nature provides us, and some amazing engineered ones which have many people turning their heads in disbelief!
With busy lives and being constantly on the go, everyone is looking for those two special words... MAINTENANCE FREE. So by popular demand I give you .....
Next up is our old friend....
Granite comes from the process of crystallization of magma below Earth's surface. In short your countertop was flowing molten lava at some point! This helps to explain the density of the product and why there are so many variations of movement and color within granite to pick from!
The beauty and warmth this natural element provides is a favorite of mine. Wood is sure to compliment any solid surface paired with it. With its rich hues and ability to manipulate the intensity of the finish, this application is an art piece all on its own!
... and of course, saving the best for last
...I'll just be over here swooning all day, everyday over this beautiful stone. The movement, and colors the earth produces will never cease to amaze me. For centuries some of the most beautiful sculptures and structures have been made with marble. Indoor, Outdoor, on floors, ceilings, and walls! So when people ask "can I use this on my counter?" My answer always is ,"of course you can!!!" I know what you're thinking- "yeah, but i will also become a slave to it," and my answer is of course you will haha! BUT, here are some tips to help you along the way!
I hope after reading this you are a bit more confident the next time you are out selecting countertops! I'm sure I'll hop back on here soon and we can talk about some materials which are not as commonly used!
Until Next Time!