Ever feel the need to take a long relaxing walk along a nature trail or beside a babbling creek? Surrounding yourself with nature can be a way to calm and rebalance yourself after a stressful day. It can be a time of self-reflection to restore your inner peace. But why not bring some of those natural elements into your home?
Incorporating natural stone design into your home can provide that same comforting, nurturing vibe you get when you’re enjoying the great outdoors. EleMar Oregon specializes in a variety of diverse natural stones from around the world, so we understand the intricate details and beauty of natural stone design. Here are the top benefits of having natural stone countertops in your home.
One of the major benefits of natural stone countertops is that they’re incredibly durable. In fact, they can last a lifetime when well cared for and maintained. One of the reasons natural stone countertops are so long-lasting is that they’re often resistant to heat, stains, and scratches. Some are even bacteria resistant as well, which allows you to maintain a sanitary work surface for preparing ingredients in your kitchen. Each stone type varies in its porousness and ability to resist signs of wear and tear, so we’ll help you determine which type is best suited to you.
Natural stone countertops are incredibly low maintenance as well. You can often clean up spills with just a damp cloth. Typically, the only maintenance required is periodic sealing. And some types, such as granite countertops, can go 10 or more years before needing to be resealed.
The durability of natural stone countertops also adds to their value. Because of their ability to withstand the test of time, natural stone countertops provide incredible value when compared to their counterparts. Though they may require an initial investment, many homeowners will be able to recoup their costs by upgrading to natural stone design.
In addition to their own value, natural stone countertops can actually increase your home’s value as well. Research has shown that homeowners strongly prefer granite countertops. That universal appeal makes it easier to attract potential homebuyers and increase your home’s resale value should you decide it’s time to move on.
One of the beautiful qualities of natural stone countertops is that they’re incredibly versatile to your home and personal style. No two countertops will be exactly the same because of all the variations within the stone patterns. Each slab of natural stone has its own unique pattern, which makes natural stone countertops an excellent choice for homeowners looking for individuality in their home design.
In addition to the one-of-a-kind patterns, natural stone countertops come in a variety of styles, colors, and finishes that make them well-suited to any home. At EleMar Oregon, we’ll introduce you to the different types of natural stone you can choose from, including marble, granite, quartzite, soapstone, and more. We also offer natural stone design in an array of colors. From exotic, earthy browns and reds to warm yellow and white tones, we have just the right hue to complement the interior design of your home.
Natural stone countertops come in a variety of finishes as well. A couple of the more popular selections include a polished or honed finish. A polished finish will give you a high-gloss, reflective look. It also intensifies the color and pattern of natural stone. A honed finish provides a non-reflective, more satin-like look. All these options are one of the reasons natural stone countertops are truly a natural fit in any home.
There’s a reason natural stone countertops are so appealing to many homeowners. Their aesthetic quality instantly transforms the look and feel of a home. The sleek look of natural stone countertops modernizes the home, giving it a high-end aesthetic.
To see the way natural stone countertops enhance a room’s appeal, we invite you to browse our home gallery. At Elemar, you will hand-select the final product that is used in your home, so we can assure you the aesthetic will be well-suited to your personal taste and style preferences.
Since EleMar offers a vast selection of stones, we have something for virtually everyone. If you’re looking to incorporate specific international elements into your design plan, for instance, we have stones quarried from different regions around the world we can show you.
In addition to adding a touch of luxury to your home, many natural stone countertops are also environmentally friendly. While man-made countertops primarily contain chemicals and plastics that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, natural stone countertops are virtually free of manmade properties.
Another way natural stone products are environmentally friendly is that they can be downcycled into smaller slabs to be purposefully reused, rather than discarded as waste.
We understand that making design selections can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help you at every step of the way. If you’re uncertain where to begin, take a look at our idea center. It’s a good starting point for determining which type of stone and pattern you like best.
When you visit our warehouse, we’ll also discuss your personal preferences and guide you along the way with our expert insight. To prepare for your first visit, take a video tour of our facility. We also have an educational section on our website where you can learn more about stone types.
So if you’re ready to see what natural stone design can do for your home, schedule a visit. We’ll help you bring the outside in by incorporating natural elements into your home’s design plan. Now that you’ve learned the benefits, give us a call and see them firsthand. We promise you’ll fall in love with natural stone design just like we have.