Pink, green, beige, brown and black. We simply cannot get enough of gorgeous natural stone in our homes. Each piece is totally unique, and really becomes a work of art to enjoy every day in our kitchens.
Where once 60mm thick benchtops with a waterfall edge were preferred, we’re now loving the elegance of a slim 20mm thick benchtop, or even finer. We’re moving away from the white/grey varieties of marble and instead, we’re exploring richly veined marble and coloured stones.
Natural vs man made: There is not one right way to go, it really depends on your lifestyle. If you’re very fussy about spills and stains, a man made bench top will offer a you peace of mind – try Cosentino or Caesarstone for a robust kitchen surface with the look of natural tone.
If selecting natural stone, look for one with an interesting vein so that if there are some spills, they’re kind of hidden. I prefer my stone to show signs that a great cook-off was had, and oops, those tequila shots seemed like a good idea at the time.. (until the lemon stained the bench top!). But hey, life isn’t perfect and my stone benchtop doesn’t need to be either.