The Best Stone for Kitchen Countertops: A Detailed Breakdown

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If you’re looking to change your kitchen worktops and are unsure of the best stone for your kitchen countertops, especially which ones meet your specific needs, don’t stress because, in this blog, we are going to break down each type of stone available to purchase here at Bellagio Marble Ideas. With a selection of both natural stone and stone alternatives featured in our latest collections, there is sure to be the perfect choice for your kitchen countertops. If you need more information on the most durable stone countertops or which type of stone would work best in your kitchen, then you can contact us for more information as we are always happy to help!

Types of Stone That Can Be Used for Kitchen Worktops

Here at Bellagio, we have a beautiful collection of stone worktops available for you to purchase in our The Natural World Collection, The Italian Collection and our The New World Collection. Both collections feature a vast selection of stone types perfect for every kitchen style, whether you’re after marble, granite, quartz, porcelain, sintered stone or more, we have a selection of stone types that’ll make your kitchen stand out.

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Granite

When you think of kitchen worktops, one of the first materials that comes to mind is granite. Due to its popularity, granite is a huge favourite and one of the most common choices for worktops in kitchens across the UK due to its fantastic durability and beauty. When trying to decide on the best natural stone for kitchen countertops, granite is usually the best place to start.

Granite has been classed as a premium choice for many years and provides a level of luxury that you may not get from other natural stone types. Granite is available in a wide range of colours and styles, making it easier to match your home's aesthetic whilst keeping high levels of durability. Another brilliant feature of granite is that every slab is unique, with its unique speckling, mineral patterns and veining, so you’ll be receiving your one-of-a-kind kitchen countertop that is sure to wow.

Explore an extensive selection of premium granite worktops in our Natural World Collection, ensuring durability and aesthetic harmony for your kitchen.

If you’re looking for the most durable stone for countertops, then granite is our advised choice here at Bellagio. With a high scratch resistance, you can rest assured your countertops won’t damage easily and with its brilliant heat resistances, you know your kitchen surfaces can withstand even the hottest of kitchen temperatures.

However, as with every material choice, there are always going to be some drawbacks to consider before purchasing your worktop. Granite requires sealing to ensure it can be maintained correctly, if not sealed properly granite can be prone to staining. Granite is also not the friendliest on the wallet, so if you’re looking for something cheaper, an alternative may be the route to go down as granite is more expensive than other types of stone.

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Quartz

Here at Bellagio Marble Ideas, we have chosen to supply you with the very best quartz worktops that have been engineered to enhance their durability, to ensure you only have the very best worktop that is suitable for real-life kitchen needs. The form of quartzite is an incredibly porous surface and is prone to staining, whereas quartz is much more durable and resistant to scratching, cracking, stains and much more. Quartz countertops are available in a much wider range of colours in comparison to that of granite. With a glossy finish, quartz is a firm favourite amongst homeowners, providing a squeaky-clean finished feel and incredibly easy maintenance compared to other stone worktop choices. Browse our Italian Collection for exquisite quartz worktops that elevate your kitchen's allure.

When it comes to the best stone for kitchen countertops, quartz has a variety of benefits that many customers love. Quartz is a non-porous surface, making it highly durable and incredibly easy to maintain. Another fantastic benefit to choosing quartz for your kitchen worktops is that it doesn’t need regular sealing and it is incredibly resistant to chips, cracks and scratches, ensuring your kitchen countertops can stand the test of busy family life.

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Marble

If you want to add a level of luxury to your kitchen then the most obvious choice has to be marble. The ultimate luxury when it comes to surfaces, marble is the most expensive choice for boosting your home's aesthetic but is worth every penny if you’re not worried about budget. A timeless and elegant choice for kitchens that is unlikely to go out of fashion any time soon. Explore our range of marble worktops available at Bellagio Marble Ideas.

However, marble isn’t the most affordable stone countertop, and it is also not the most durable of materials and does require maintenance to ensure it lasts and stays beautiful. As marble is a naturally porous stone, it is susceptible to staining, if not sealed regularly. There are other drawbacks to marble other than the risk of staining, as marble is also a much softer stone, making also susceptible to chips and scratches. This means that marble requires significantly more care and maintenance than other stone surfaces which can be a problem for many homeowners, especially those with a busy kitchen. Therefore, here at Bellagio Marble Ideas, we would suggest using an alternative like Quartz or Sintered Stone.

Sintered Stone

Sintered stone offers the look of marble without all the issues you’re likely to face, including the expensive price point. Mimicking natural stones, sintered stone is created through a manufacturing process called sintering, where natural minerals and mixed and treated with pressure and heat so they combine. Creating a very non-porous and solid surface that is hardwearing and can withstand the demands of a busy family kitchen.

One of the most durable stone countertop choices, sintered stone is highly stain, scratch and UV resistant, as well as offering a brilliant resistance to extreme heat and cold temperatures, making it a fantastic choice for both indoor and outdoor use. This easy-cleaning work surface comes in a range of styles and colours such as white, black and neutral tones, so you’re guaranteed to find a sintered stone countertop to match your needs for both aesthetics and durability. Discover a selection of cutting-edge stone materials in our The New World Collection.

Choose Bellagio for The Best Stone Countertops

When it comes to finding the best stone for kitchen countertops look no further than Bellagio Marble Ideas. With a fantastic selection of stone worktops to choose from, there is sure to be the perfect type of stone for your needs and your home aesthetics. Discover our selection of worktop materials and if you’re still unsure about the right choice for you, why not get in contact with our fantastic team who are here to help? Give us a call on 01926430626 or email us at sales@bmiworktops.co.uk.

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