Granite is a naturally occurring stone which is considered to be the hardest benchtop material.
Marble is also a naturally occurring stone which has been a favorite benchtop material since a long time now. However, it is less durable than granite and even other engineered stones.
Caesarstone is a manmade or engineered stone while marble and granite are natural stones.
We would recommend granite because a marble benchtop can suffer easily from stains. Also, granite is much more resistant to cracks when compared to marble. At the end of the day, it is your choice. While some people prefer the elegance of marble, some others would want the natural look of granite.
We will recommend you to avoid doing it. The stone is usually very strong but if there are cabinets underneath, you may damage it.
There is less chance of damage but extremely hot pan might discolor the stone. In such scenarios, it is better to use a trivet.
While it is very natural for spills to occur, it is advisable to clean up as soon as possible especially in case the spilled substance is acidic in nature because it badly affects a stone like marble.
When necessary, use slightly warm water and a neutral detergent for cleaning purposes. For different stones, the process might be different, so we would advise you to enquire from the people who install the benchtop.
While the stone is strong enough but cutting vegetables on it will damage the knives and the marks on the stone will also start to show up after some time. Hence it is a strict no-no. Buy a chopper board.
It depends on the color, stone and the severity of damage.
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It will depend on the type of stone, color and the design you want. If you can give us a fair idea of what you expect, we can provide you a free quote.
Stone isn’t just for benchtops. We provide tabletops, fireplaces, coffee table tops, outdoor seating and benches and many more. For complete information, check our website or give us a call. We will be glad to answer your queries and also provide you with a free quote.