Choosing the Best Stone for Your Home
Over the years and the increase in new innovative countertop options, we often get the question, which stone is the best choice? Bluegrass Marble and Granite believes that all stone is equally a great choice, it all depends on which stone is the best fit for your home and your budget.
Here are a few things to consider about each stone option:
Granite has been around for many years and has continued to be the best selling stone in the industry. Granite has so many great qualities that make a great surface for your countertops, in any area of your home. Granite is a natural stone that comes in varieties of different colors, movement and is unique from one slab to the next. Granite is durable, heat resistant and is the most affordable option. It can withstand heat associated with cooking or serving food, and easy to clean after cooking. It's difficult to break, crack or scratch with normal wear and tear. The main deterrer from granite is that where it is a natural stone, it is porous by nature. Because of this you will have to seal your granite every 6 months to a year, or Bluegrass Marble and Granite offers a 15 year stain warranty where you can have us seal your granite and never have to worry about it again.
Marble is your next natural stone option that is very popular in home designs. Marble is the best for getting achieving the popular look of pure white and grey’s. Marble is the most porous and most soft of the stone options, and because of that, it is susceptible to stains, etching, and scratching.Marble is moderately priced and is still a good option if you are wanting to keep your countertops on a lower budget.
Quartz is one of the newer countertop options on the market and is a engineered stone that is made from crushed quartz and resin. The composition of quartz is relatively uniform so it doesn't have as many natural grains, flecks or veins as granite or marble. Quartz is said to be heat, stain and scratch resistant, but when choosing a white quartz, they still recommend sealing it. The price of Quartz varies from one distributor to the next and ranges from $60-$200 a square foot depending on your choice. Quartz is your best option if you are wanting to get the look of marble but are not wanting the maintenance that it requires.
Bluegrass Marble and Granite offers all three of these stone options and would love to help you choose the right stone for your home. Come in and visit our showroom at 635.5 Big Hill Avenue, Richmond, KY, 40475.