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May 9, 2023 /  Granite,  Marble,  Soapstone

Top 3 Best Natural Stones For Kitchen Countertops

Whether you’re having your kitchen renovated or a new one built, customizing could always give it a bespoke, special touch.

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One customization can come in the form of kitchen countertops and thankfully, the natural stones market is currently brimming with many options you can choose from.

Hence, this latest blog by Tirupati Stones Group will list three viable countertop options which you can consider.

We understand that choosing the ideal countertop material can be hard. That’s why we’ll ensure that while listing the names of the best countertop materials, we shall also elaborate on why you should prefer them.

1. Granite

This is the most common choice for kitchen countertops! And for good reason. It’s durable, heat-resistant, and capable of handling impact as well as abrasive damage.

It’s easy to clean but don’t forget to apply a new sealant over the granite once every 3-5 years.

The best part is that this natural stone is available in a variety of colors and patterns. Browse our selection here.

2. Soapstone

This non-porous natural stone will avoid stains without a hitch!

Did you know that soapstone has a high percentage of talc, thus giving the surface a soft texture, almost similar to soap?

Kitchen countertops made of soapstone are also heat-resistant and bacteria-resistant.

If you would like your soapstone kitchen counter to last for years, we recommend using mineral oil on it about once per month during the first year after installation.

3. Marble

Marble happens to be one of the high-end kitchen countertop materials! It’s especially famous for its aesthetic qualities.

The best part is that marble is resistant to cracking, chipping, or breaking. This means that marble can last for years without any complications.

However, if you’d still like to know a tip on how to make your marble stay in glorious condition for years to come, Tirupati Stones Group suggests having the marble sealed at least once a year. This precaution will also keep the luxury material from scratching and staining.

Marble is also available in a plethora of colors, each with veining or naturally occurring patterns made from mineral deposits. This quality makes marble a unique pick for your kitchen countertop. If you’re confused about which marble type to use, we’ve written a detailed blog about this, which you can read here.

To conclude, it’s important to consider the characteristics of each natural stone before having it installed in your kitchen. Factors like durability, appearance, longevity, etc. should be looked at thoroughly.