1 It should have utility: the first thing you need is to look for stones which do not give problems such as, for example, when putting on top of it the pressure cooker, or any other hot plate or which contains coffee, fat, wine, lemon, etc.
2 The countertop should resist the aggression of steel, which is the stronger material. We should be able to cut the food without having to place between them and the knife a special support for the cutting.
3 Although it seems to be a lie, quartz stone and all its varieties that, commercially, come under the same name, have more than 50 varieties, which, without any doubt, can fulfil your aesthetic criteria and the physical criteria previously described.
The choice of the right material for each space of the kitchen guarantees you it will be long lasting, exactly the same as on the first day when it was installed.
You ought to consider that, moreover, more than 50 varieties fulfil your needs.Quartz stone is anti-aging and colorfast. It will still be new in normal temperture if it doesn’t be irradiated on sunshine.
You should also consider that the illumination in your kitchen, using clear materials or those reflecting in kitchens with poor light and dark materials and honed finish where the illumination is poor.
Therefore, choosing the right material is the first step in obtaining a great and kitchen, unique and without problems, i.e. a natural material is NEVER repeated, this kitchen will be unique.
If you decide to choose other materials that, aesthetically, fulfil your demands better because they fit with the decoration of the bathroom or kitchen, there are other solutions of applications later on which can maintain your stone, unique in the world, in the same conditions as when installed.
1. There are hundreds of stone treatment products in the market which do not let floor or kitchentop be affected by humidity and which prevent stains.
2. Some of these products are certified, such as anti-bacteria, valid for contact with food. This means that they do not allow colonies of bacteria on their surface or areas such as bathrooms or dishwashers.
3. It is very important that the installer of the kitchen be aware which areas are the most delicate for maintenance and protects them so that no problems come up in the future ( edges, gaps, cuts, etc.) These areas need to be treated on the surface and to at least 10 cm depths in the lower part. These parts are not visible, but they absorb and can create problems months after the kitchen has been installed, perhaps due to the absorption of fats-areas of fire- or due to the absorption of humidity-areas of sinks, etc.