One of the most important decisions you’ll make when creating your custom kitchen is what type of material you will use for your custom stone countertops. Many people assume that stone performs similarly in every situation, but there are specific constraints around types of stone that can make them appropriate or inappropriate for use in the kitchen. Here are some of the most common mistakes homeowners make when creating their dream kitchens.
Not Researching Materials
Because certain types of stone do not do well when exposed to heat, it’s important to do your research on different types of custom stone countertops. The countertops are a major investment, so you don’t want to waste your money on something that will be hard for you to maintain. For example, Cambria Quartz countertops can be damaged if you put a hot pan directly on the surface. However, granite can easily be used as a substitute for your counters if you don’t want to worry about always using a trivet.
Prioritizing Color Preferences Over Stone Quality
There are countless options for custom stone countertops, as the product that you are getting is customized to your specific needs. However, you should ensure that you are not sacrificing aesthetics for stone quality. Rock Tops Fabrication can provide you with high-quality custom stone countertops that have the look that you want and the quality that you expect.
Not Thinking About Functionality
You are the one cooking in your kitchen, so you should be the one thinking about what you need out of your custom stone countertops. If you’re a baker who wants to work directly on the counters, you will want to choose a type of stone that is heat-tolerant. If you’re a prolific home chef who loves Italian food, you also might want to think about the staining potential for all of the red sauces you’ll be making.
Assuming Thicker Is Better
Thickness does play a role in the aesthetics and functionality of your custom stone countertops, but it is not everything. Instead of looking for the thickest stone possible or trying to have two different stones bonded, you should work with Rock Tops Fabrication to find the best solution to your needs.
Questions About Custom Rock Fabrication Services?
If you have questions regarding custom rock fabrication services or how to customize your home, Rock Tops Fabrication is here to answer them. Our trained professionals are here to make sure that your new kitchen is designed and finished in exactly the way you want it. We service Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Feel free to give us a call at 410-363-4257. For more information, tips, and tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, and Houzz.