Natural stone, as the name suggests, is a large stone or piece of stone that has formed naturally over thousands of years. These stones are usually quarried and transported from their natural places in mountains to different seller around the world. The climate and weather conditions in the location of the stone determine its color and pattern, this means that each piece is unique and one of a kind.
Being naturally porous, natural stone has more divots and cracks on its surface and is more brittle and rough than engineered stone. Since it can absorb all liquids, it is important that it is polished and sealed every 1-2 years to make prevent extreme wear and tear. But when taken care of, natural stone is extremely beautiful and adds aesthetic value to the room it is installed in.
Granite and marble are two most commonly used natural stones for countertops. At Any Top Shop LLC, we offer the following categories of the two natural stones, each having multiple variants:
Benefits of Natural Stone
Because no two slabs are identical, natural stone has a unique, engaging, and ever-changing allure. For kitchens, the popular choices are Granite and Quartzite and what keeps them in demand is how the natural stone composition varies. For example, they may contain natural imperfections and this makes stone even more desirable. Granite requires additional maintenance as it is a porous stone. Therefore, a sealer has to be applied. It will also require extra cleaning and resealing over time. We also provide some selections of pre-sealed granite for your convenience.
When you are seeking granite stone for a countertop, we will explain to you the many benefits of using this natural material. Not only is it heat resistant when used indoors, but it is also scratch and stain-resistant. If you are looking for granite to use outdoors, it is also UV resistant. Granite is one of the most durable surfaces you can use for food preparation and cooking. It only needs regular cleaning with a light soap to maintain its quality.
Granite is the most commonly used material for countertops because of its nature to be durable and beautiful. The vivid color and patterns displayed out on a diamond-hard surface, ready to be cut, makes Granite the ideal material for countertops. With nature making its statement through the patterns and colors, we have a variety of options in different price ranges for you to choose from including:
The epitome of beauty and durability, marble has been growing in popularity since the minimal aesthetic became a common choice of home décor. With delicate veins of blue, green, grey and other monochrome colors, cascaded throughout the stone, marble makes the most beautiful countertops. Any Top Shop offers many options under three main categories:
Other Stone Options
At Any Top Shop LLC, we have installed over 1,000 countertops per year, which makes it safe to say that we are the experts in manufacturing and installing countertops. With years of experience, knowledge and expert skills, we offer our customers a wide range of materials to choose from. In our large portfolio you will find different options in three main categories of materials; namely, Granite, Quartz, and Marble. Each category is divided further into different categories depending on their prices, with each subcategory having multiple options.
All of three of these categories of stone or slab come under two main types, natural and engineered. Each type is a bit different from one another, with their own benefits and limitations. When you are making a choice for the material you want to use to build your countertops, you will need to choose either one of them.
At Any Top Shop LLC we provide you a selection of both kinds of stones or slabs, so you can choose the one which suits your requirements. It is an important decision to make so you need to know what each one is like and their pros and cons.