The Benefits Of Composite Stone Worktops For Your Kitchen

The Benefits Of Composite Stone Worktops For Your Kitchen

Remodels are a lot of effort and stress, but they’re an excellent opportunity for you to breathe new life into your home. One room that almost always benefits from a makeover is the kitchen, especially if it hasn’t been upgraded in a while. You can make so many remarkable changes, including swapping out your current worktops for ones made of composite stone.

If this change doesn’t sound that exciting to you, you may not be aware of all the benefits that such a material provides. We’ll outline a few of these for you here, and hopefully, they’ll convince you that a composite stone worktop is precisely what your kitchen needs.

What Is A Composite Stone Worktop?

To put it simply, a composite stone worktop is one that’s made out of crushed stone – typically quartz – and sand, which is bound with resin. Unlike other materials that can be used for kitchen worktops, composite stone is man-made, and it’s that element that can make all the difference.

Composite Stone Worktops Are Incredibly Robust

Kitchen worktops see a lot of attention day after day, from chopping ingredients to putting meals together. This much use can eventually lead to wear and tear, with the surface even getting chipped or scratched if equipment isn’t used correctly. However, that’s only the case if the worktop isn’t made out of the right material.

Composite stone is a lot more robust than some of the alternatives out there, meaning it’s less likely to get damaged. Naturally, that makes it an excellent choice for use in the kitchen, given how often people utilise their worktops. The material is so robust that you’d have to be intentionally trying to destroy it for it to fall apart. It’s unlikely that anyone would want to do that while cooking, meaning you can trust your composite stone worktop to remain neat and presentable for years to come.

It’s Water-Resistant

Another excellent quality of composite stone worktops is that it’s usually very water-resistant. Given that worktops are frequently exposed to liquid, whether that’s from cooking or cleaning, this feature is obviously a significant benefit.

The reason that composite stone is this way is down to the resin. The chemical process that combines this with the quartz ensures that the material is non-porous, so you never have to worry about it getting wet. What’s more, the worktops are typically not susceptible to watermarks either, meaning you don’t have to worry about these staining your surfaces.

In fact, composite stone worktops are actually incredibly easy to clean and maintain because they don’t absorb any spills you might have. Even if you fail to wipe something off straight away, the mark should disappear quickly once you go to deal with it. You could have something like beetroot juice on there, and it wouldn’t be an issue to clean.

Composite Stone Worktops Have More Aesthetic Variety

Natural stone worktops can look beautiful in a kitchen. However, if the colour of them isn’t really to your liking, there’s not much you can really do about it.

With composite stone worktops, though, there’s a variety of options to choose from, making it easier to create a worktop that’s perfect for your kitchen. This is because the material is man-made, and during its construction, it’s easy to mix dyes in with the quartz and resin.

So, if you want a worktop that’s a little more eye-catching, you may find composite stone more suited to your tastes.

It Resembles Marble

Marble worktops are beautiful to look at, which is why loads of people want them for their kitchen. However, as attractive as they may be, they’re not necessarily the smartest choice when renovating.

After all, this material is porous and high-maintenance, meaning that cleaning it can be a real headache.

As we’ve already explained, composite stone doesn’t have these qualities, which is why it’s a good choice for worktops. Even better, though, is the fact that this material isn’t dissimilar from marble. So, if you’re after that stunning aesthetic without the cleaning issues, composite stone is the way to go.

If we’ve convinced you that composite stone is the right choice and you’re now in the market for a remodel, you might benefit from visiting our showroom.

You don’t need to book an appointment, just show up, see what’s on offer, and chat to our dedicated staff. If you bring in measurements, we can even give you a free quote for how much a new worktop will cost. Alternatively, you can contact us at info@coulstone.com or ring 01494 484333 if you have any queries.

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