The return of stone in 2020 has been one of the strongest waves of kitchen trends we’ve seen this year so far. From black granite to white marble, people are going crazy for all kinds of stone. Here are our top picks of amazing types of stone to use in your kitchen.
1. Nero Marquina Marble
This is one of the true black marbles and originates in the Marquina region in Spain. It’s known for its pitch-black colour and pure white veins. It’s ideal for sleek and elegant kitchens and bathrooms. And what’s more, since it has such high demand, it’s readily available. Meaning lower costs for you!
2. Calacatta Gold Marble
Although more pricey than other marbles, Calacatta gold is one of the most visually stunning marbles. It’s white with gold veins and is perfect for someone with a more aristocratic taste! Pair it with black or gold kitchenware to create a voguish result.
Slate is durable, heat resistant and repairable. What’s not to love? It comes in a variety of colours and patterns and is totally unique! The only downside? The price… its amazing features do come with a cost.
You heard us right! Although it’s usually used for construction of roads and houses, basalt can be used to make stunning countertops. It’s extremely resistant to knives, pans and heat. It’s dark grey with light flecks, making it a great addition for a rustic look.
5. Soap Stone
Soap stone isn’t very popular in Australia but is offered by some suppliers. It has a beautiful grey surface, with lots of texture and patterns. The best part? It’s completely water resistant. You can even make an integral sink with it! Downsides? It’s quite delicate and can scratch easily. But keeping it oiled will prevent that from happening!
Onyx is made from dissolved limestone, and has a show stopping luminous quality to it. It’s beautiful honey-gold colour is great for any kitchen that wants a little drama. And what’s more, you can get a version of it that’s mixed with resin to make it more water resistant and durable.
Everyone loves granite, and why wouldn’t they? It’s extremely heat resistant, durable, stain resistant, and they add value to your property. Granite comes in many different shades and each slab is unique with its patterns.
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