A kitchen renovation is a big project. Most people spend upwards of £10,000 on a new kitchen, appliances, and extras. When you spend this much money, you want to make sure you are happy with the finished result.
There is a lot to think about when planning a kitchen redesign. Whether this is for your own use, or you are revamping the kitchen with a view to selling up, the overall design needs to tick a lot of boxes. In a modern home, you might opt for a contemporary kitchen, but if you live in a period property, a more traditional design may fit the bill. Either way, natural quarry stone is a smart choice.
Quarry stone, as the name suggests, comes from a stone quarry. Formed from molten rock and honed by millions of years of evolution, natural stone is both beautiful and enduring. You can use natural stone as a worktop, wall tiles, or floor tiles. However, if you are looking for something to give the same effect as the original material, try searching for the QuarryStone tile range, which is made from quality Italian porcelain. It replicates an authentic stone effect whilst retaining the robust benefits of a porcelain tile.
An Affordable Choice
There is a misconception that natural quarry stone is unaffordable for most homeowners, but this is simply not the case. Natural quarry stone flooring, wall tiles and worktops are available at many price points, so if you want to create a luxurious kitchen on a reasonable budget, you can.
The Beauty of Natural Stone
Natural quarry stone is a unique material. No two pieces of stone are identical, but it is the subtle variances of colour, pattern and texture that make natural quarry stone so attractive. Advances in technology have allowed manufacturers to quarry a wide range of different stone products, so customers now have unlimited options in styles and colours.
No matter what design or colour scheme you want for your new kitchen, there is a natural quarry stone to suit. Choose from highly polished black quartz stone worktops or pale stone slabs for the floor. The hardest design decision you make won’t be whether to use quarry stone in your kitchen – it will be which style to go for!
Polished stone worktops look gorgeous in any kitchen. Each stone worktop is cut to fit, so you are guaranteed a made to measure work surface. Natural stone, including granite, is very tough, but it does need looking after and treating with respect.
Easy to Clean
Stone is a very durable material, so it is very suitable for kitchen floors. Your new stone floor will put up with all manner of indignities and is easy to clean if you have pets.
However, natural stone such as the Honey Terracotta tiles (pictured above) are porous and will stain unless they are protected with a sealant after installation. If looked after, natural quarry stone surfaces are easy to care for. You can scrub floor and wall tiles with detergent and use a bristle brush to clean grout. A stain prevention product will protect natural stone tiles from spills and everyday dirt.
Natural quarry stone is the material of choice for homeowners looking to create a stylish, timeless kitchen design. It really is the smart choice!