Natural Stone - Is it right for me?

Granite

Pros:

  • Scratch resistant
  • UV resistant
  • Etch resistant
  • Every stone is different
  • Better heat resistance

Cons:

  • Requires sealing which is not a difficult process
  • Can be too busy of a pattern for some people

Marble

Pros:

  • Classic appearance
  • Better heat resistance
  • Every stone is different

Cons:

  • Stains
  • Etches
  • Scratches
  • Require regular sealing

Quartzite

Pros:

  • Every stone is different
  • Classic appearance for the most part
  • Better heat resistance
  • Scratch resistant
  • Very hard
  • Etch resistant

Cons:

  • Requires sealing
  • Some stones can be too busy for some people
  • Tends to be more expensive

Soapstone

Pros:

  • Every stone is different
  • Classic appearance
  • Great heat resistance
  • Does not etch

Cons:

  • Scratches
  • Requires oiling or sealing