A kitchen is the heart of a home. It is the place where the family gathers to be nourished and socialized. At the hart of family interaction, which is what home is really about, is a kitchen. For this reason, people go through great lengths to update their kitchen and make sure it suits them and their needs.
When it comes to the person who is the home chef, there’s nothing that completes a kitchen like a strong, stone countertop. Whether it is granite, quartz, or even marble, stone countertops make the perfect amenity for cooking in the kitchen…
Cooking a meal takes a lot of different processes, from cutting up vegetables to rolling out dough. These processes take a toll on countertops, over time. Because of this, it’s important to make sure that your countertop is strong enough to last the years of abuse that you are going to give to it, as you provide a meal for your friends and family. Stone countertops are incredibly durable, and are highly resistant to etching and scratching.
You’ve probably heard that granite countertops can crack from heat. This is true. It’s simply physics. However, nothing you do in your kitchen is going to generate the amount of heat to make your granite countertop chip and split (unless you happen to be cooking with a welding torch). Stone countertops can easily withstand the heat of extremely hot pans and pots that are set upon it, reducing your need for heat pads, and simplifying the cooking process.
At the end of the day, we all want our kitchens to not only be useful to our home, but to actually feel like home. The aesthetic principles of your kitchen countertop can be just as important as the practical ones. Compared to other useful countertops that are durable and heat resistant, such as stainless steel countertops, stone countertops actually home a home-like feeling that is naturally beautiful and aesthetic, rather than cold and utilitarian.