Over your lifetime, you’re likely to spend years working in your kitchen. You might be cooking meals, unloading groceries, or doing a little cleanup after a meal. Regardless, your day probably isn’t complete without spending at least some time in your kitchen.
And since you’ll be spending so much time there, you’re going to want to make sure that you love the way it looks. You should choose a design and color scheme that you enjoy being in while also making sure it’s as practical as it can be. That might sound like a lot of things to do, but we have some good news for you. Choosing the exact right stone kitchen countertop doesn’t have to be a difficult process.
As a matter of fact, your time selecting a stone slab can be enjoyable and actually pretty easy. Our team over at EleMar Oregon has created an app to make the whole process painless and user-friendly. With this app, you can access a number of features that pinpoint which stones are available and which warehouse you can get them from. It even teaches you which stones could work best in your home. Blog posts, photo galleries, videos, you name it. This app can walk you through the entire stone-selection process.
If you’re wondering how you can use the app to get started, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few tips for selecting the right stone for your kitchen countertops.
Download It for Free from Your App Store
Let’s get the easiest step out of the way first.
Head over to the app store on your device and download the app for free. Simple enough, right? Just type “elemaroregon” into your app’s search bar, hit the “Get” button, and wait for it to download. You’ll be thankful that you have access to a user-friendly platform instead of searching around Google for too long.
View Photos of All Your Slab Options
Once you’ve downloaded the app for free, you’ll be greeted with a few menu options, like “About Us,” “Natural Stone,” “Man Made Slabs,” and more. Instead of scrolling around for a while, let’s just go ahead and find out what kind of stone could work best for your kitchen countertops.
Click on the “Natural Stone” section first. In this section, you’ll be greeted with the options of choosing between marble, granite, quartzite, and soapstone. When you click on one of these options, you’ll be shown a number of different photographs of what these types of stones look like. Each has a different color (and oftentimes, more than one color), and you can start envisioning if it’s the right fit for your kitchen. Don’t worry too much about the information about each stone yet. Just make note of which stones you could see in your kitchen, and we’ll get to the information later.
After taking a look at the natural stones, make your way over to the “Man Made Slabs” section. Here, you can learn about different manmade stones, such as CaesarStone, EleQuence, Inalco, and Epic. Since these are manmade, you’ll notice that there are far more color options, and you might actually find the exact option you’ve been waiting for. Again, make note of your favorites. Then you’ll be one step closer to your dream stone countertop.
Learn More About Each Stone
After you’ve taken notes of your favorite slabs in the photo galleries, it’s time to discover the differences between each stone. It’s one thing to base your decision on looks, but once you click on the “News” section on the app, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the pros and cons of each stone. You can read facts about the slabs, including each one’s durability and maintenance requirements. This is where you’ll have to make the decision on how much maintenance you’re willing to do to help sustain your stone countertop.
After you’ve scrolled through the news section, head over to the videos section to learn more about how your stone is mined, cut, and eventually selected for sale. You can even watch an instructional video on the process of picking a stone, which will give you additional information on how to make sure you’re making the right decision.
With all the information you can learn in the news and videos section, you’ll likely have crossed out a few of your favorite options from phase one. That’s great! You’re getting closer to picking the perfect stone for you.
Next, head over to get additional inspiration in the Idea Center, which puts our stone slabs inside kitchens. This way, you’ll be able to see the finished product in a real kitchen and be able to figure out for sure that this particular stone is the right choice for your kitchen countertop.
Visit the Slab in Person
After you’ve learned all you can on the app about choosing the right stone, rest easy knowing that places like EleMar Oregon allow you to visit the slab in person to make triple-sure this is the right stone for your kitchen. There’s nothing quite like recognizing the stone and potential finish that will make its way into your kitchen.
That way, you’ll also have the opportunity to speak to our employees about pros, cons, and ideas about your purchase. By taking this step, you’ll be putting yourself in the best position to really nail your countertop.
Contact Your Fabricator
While you can absolutely make an informed decision about your stone slab on your own, nobody can purchase a stone without a fabricator. This is the industry’s way of making sure that you’re making all the right decisions on this investment, especially all the practical ones.
Since you’ve learned everything you need to know about your stone slab through the EleMar Oregon app, you can discuss your findings with your fabricator and ask that they place the order for your stone. Then, all you’ll have to do is wait for EleMar Oregon to deliver your dream countertop to your house.
And that’s how easy it is to use the EleMar Oregon app to choose your stone countertop! So head on over to your app store, type in “elemaroregon,” and get browsing. We want to make this process as easy as possible for you, so enjoy the browsing experience on the app. But also know that whenever you’re ready for your first visit, we’ll be at one of our three locations ready to show you around.