If you are in search of a bathroom or kitchen countertop that will withstand many years of use, natural stone is an excellent option. Kitchen surfaces, in particular, must be able to handle things like hot pans and knives that slip off cutting boards, and with proper care, stone countertops won’t show wear and tear. There are many stone options currently on the market for durable countertops. Granite remains a popular choice, but alternatives such as marble and soapstone are quickly catching up.
Consult with a stone company for help choosing the best material for your home as well as the finish and edge profile. Be sure to select your stone in person so that the fabricators and installers are clear about what you expect in the finished product. Countertop installation usually doesn’t take too long to complete, and most installers will wait until the new countertops are ready before removing the old ones to ensure that you retain the use of the space for as long as possible. For more information on natural stone options and the countertop fabrication and installation process, contact one of our Best Picks listed below.