While natural stone surfaces have been making their way into mainstream homes over the past few decades, many homeowners still have some misconceptions about natural stone. Let’s talk about these natural stone myths and what you need to know.
Myth #1: Natural stone is expensive.
While you may find natural stone in nearly every high-end home, these materials are also very affordable for median-priced homes and smaller projects. Stone is available at several price points, and there are many beautiful styles and colors available in the low- to mid-price ranges. In addition, you may find remnant pieces leftover from previous jobs that can be used for a smaller project, such as a sink countertop. So, don’t cross natural stone off your list until you’ve received a quote for your specific project.
Myth #2: Natural stone stains easily.
Not all stone is created equal. Some types of natural stone may stain a bit easier than others, but most stains are repairable. Your best practice is to ensure that the stone is sealed, and in case of liquid spills, wipe immediately. You can also consult with a member of Marble Granite World staff who can help you choose the best natural stone for your setting, use, and needs.
Myth #3: Natural stone is delicate.
Natural stone is actually quite strong and can stand up to some abuse. That’s why it works well in both residential and commercial settings. We have installed natural stone in many businesses: restaurants, bars, retail establishments, public bathrooms, etc. If natural stone can stand up to use in these daily, high-traffic environments, it can surely serve as a beautiful and sturdy addition to your home.
Myth #4: Natural stone is a fad.
If we thought natural stone was a fad, we’d be looking for another business to start. In fact, natural stone is more popular now than ever before, and we foresee the desire for stone in both residential and commercial settings to continue to grow. Remember that natural stone has been used for construction project for thousands of years, and has never gone out of style! Many people like that natural stone is a pure product mined from the earth, rather than a man-made material. Each piece of stone is unique in its coloration or veining, which allows every customer to have a unique look in their own home.
Myth #5: Natural stone is difficult to maintain.
On the contrary, natural stone is quite easy to maintain. A simple daily cleaning with warm, soapy water is all that’s necessary to keep your stone looking beautiful. In addition, you’ll just need to make sure your natural stone is always protected with sealer. It’s a project that may take 30 minutes at the most. With a minimal time investment, your natural stone can continue looking as beautiful as it was the day you had it installed.
Natural stone can be a valuable addition to your home for use in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, outdoor spaces, and much more. If you have any questions about marble, granite, quartz or other natural stone materials, please feel free to speak with one of our experts. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.
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