Kitchen worktops of the stone kind can vary widely in the materials used, although their solidity and strength is beyond question. The costs of a completed work surface, however, may be dictated by the materials used. The durability of the material may not necessarily reflect its strength: Some more costly materials may simply look better or have a more stylish appeal. They may carry a greater cachet than engineered stone or manmade alternatives.
Stone kitchen worktops, backsplashes and floors are an excellent investment, as they’re beautiful, practical and long lasting – as long as you buy the right one. Here are a few questions we recommend you ask before you buy.