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    5 Reasons to Choose Stone for Commercial Premises

     

    Many business owners don’t consider stone for their commercial premises, even if they love their granite worktops at home. As it’s an incredibly durable, easy to care for material, it’s an excellent choice for many businesses, from bakeries to bars.

    Stone is a versatile material, and different businesses use it in different ways. For some, creating an elegant reception area is key, so marble tiling or a marble floor might be ideal. For others, practical considerations are as important, so they value the hygienic properties of stone and how easy it is to clean. At Surrey Marble and Granite, we believe it’s possible to be both practical and beautiful – picture an elegant old swimming bath or a country church. The stone floors and tiling in classic buildings have often withstood decades or centuries of use and emerge, once the dust is wiped away, looking fresh and new.

    1. Durability

    Both natural and processed stones are incredibly hard. Quartz and granite worktops are made from some of the hardest substances on earth, and even marble, which is considered a soft stone, is much tougher than wood, glass or ceramic tiles. Stone is hard to chip or stain and can easily be refinished should the polish dull with use so it’s an excellent choice for high traffic areas.

    2. Timeless Style

    Classic marble floors and granite worktops have a timeless elegance. This allows you to keep your business looking up-to-date without changing the fixtures. As stone is hard to scratch or stain, you can choose stone for your business knowing that you’re making a sound investment. It’s also easy to clean, which means it’ll look great every day.

    3. Choice of Colours and Textures

    Not every business requires the understated elegance of a country home or Greek temple. Modern processed stones come in an enormous array of colours and textures, from midnight blue to pillar box red to natural pebble shades. You can select the colour that suits your design without worrying about the fading or wear and tear you get with other materials.

    4. Food Safe and Hygienic

    Processed stones are naturally sealed and don’t retain bacteria or odours, making them a particularly hygienic choice for food preparation areas. Stone is also naturally cool, which is why marble and granite worktops have been popular with pastry chefs and cooks for generations. It’s also possible to prepare food directly on the worktop, a strong advantage for both kitchens and casual dining.

    5. Affordable

    At Surrey Marble and Granite, we’ve found that many people expect stone to be expensive. While it’s true that prices are high for rare stones, granite worktops, processed stone tiles or marble floors may be more affordable than you think. When you factor in the longer lifespan and low maintenance costs, stone is a great choice for many businesses. Contact Surrey Marble and Granite today to discuss your needs. Take advantage of our free, no-obligation consultation to get your project underway.

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