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What Are Low-Maintenance Options for Stone Countertops?

08 Aug, 2023 | Lifestyle |

Are you tired of dealing with the frequent upkeep of your current stone countertops? If you live a busy life and find it hard to make time to properly preserve your stone, switching it out for a lower maintenance slab could be the answer!

Francini Inc. is here to help. Our products are sourced from only the finest quarries and manufacturers, so you can trust that each slab is of the highest quality.

Keep reading to uncover the phenomenal options of low-maintenance countertops available at our Francini showrooms.

What Makes a Stone Slab Low-Maintenance?

As you search for a low-maintenance replacement for your current countertops, it’s important to consider these questions. Their answers are the key to finding symbiosis between beauty and functionality.

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Should I Choose a Porous or Nonporous Stone?

Many stone slabs are known for their low-maintenance requirements, making them ideal for busy home kitchens or large commercial kitchens. For example, less porous stones are less likely to take damage, grow bacteria, or crumble over time.

Does Heat Affect Stone Countertops?

Heat resistance is important when choosing a stone slab, as heat can often cause staining or discoloration in particular stones. Some may also feature a finish that adds an extra layer of protection against wear and tear, such as a tumbled finish that is renowned for its decorative purposes and does not require any additional maintenance.

How Long Should Countertops Last?

Busy home kitchens that host many gatherings throughout the year will benefit from low-maintenance materials with a proven track record of withstanding the test of regular abuse. Durable stone slabs (pst, find them listed below) will not require frequent repairs or replacement.

3 Low-Maintenance Stone Slabs That Make Great Countertops

Ask and you shall receive! After 25+ years in this industry, we’ve seen fantastic longevity and customer satisfaction with these stone counters.

LUCASTONE™ Quartz

Quartz is a popular engineered stone that comprises 95% natural quartz and 5% polymer resins. This combination makes it highly durable, scratch- and heat-resistant, and nonporous, allowing it to fend off annoying stains and bacteria. It also requires no resealing, unlike other types of stones. Quartz has all these properties and looks great while doing it, with the possibility of many different colors, styles, and patterns to choose from.

Granite

Granite is the second hardest naturally occurring stone material available on the market today, and due to its longevity, it is considered one of the best materials for countertops. It stands up well against heat from hot pans and household acids like wine or lemon juice without becoming damaged or discolored. Granite can be resealed infrequently; once a year should be enough for normal household use.

FORTE Porcelain

FORTE Porcelain is an engineered slab option that marries the strength of modern manufacturing with the beauty of natural stones like marble, limestone, quartzite, and more. FORTE porcelain is a highly desirable stone slab option because it is highly durable, meaning it can be used both indoors and outdoors, and in areas with heavy traffic. Its variety of colors, patterns, and sizes allow your imagination to inspire your next design without being limited by your wallet.

Where to Use Durable Stones in Your Home?

When you’ve got the trusted endurance and charm of a quartz, granite, or soapstone slab, you can let your creativity run wild. Beyond making fantastic countertops, these stones are used frequently as flooring, fireplace surrounds, and in outdoor spaces such as pool decks or backyard bars. With proper care and maintenance your new stone slab will be a welcome investment in your space.

Find Low-Maintenance Stone Slabs at Francini Inc.

If you’re ready to end your search for the perfect low-maintenance stone countertop, look no further than Francini Inc., a premier provider of high-quality stones! Browse our location page to find a showroom near you, or take advantage of our delivery service that will come to you, no matter where you live in the United States. Contact us today and let us help you find the stone of your dreams. With knowledgeable staff and unbeatable customer service, you will be amazed with what we have in store!

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