When planning a home renovation, there are a lot of building materials you can choose from. The remodeling contractors at New Leaf Remodeling have worked with a lot of natural stone for their clients in Rockford, IL, and suggest considering it for your project. If any of the following concerns are holding you back, you can proceed comfortably knowing they are false.
Natural Stone Myths Busted by Rockford’s Top Home Renovation Team
1. It’s Expensive
The average homeowner tends to think that natural stone is too expensive for them because it’s found in a lot of high-end projects. While it can be on the pricier side, knowing your options allows you to fit this desirable material into a smaller budget. Prices vary widely depending on the slab, the color, and current availability. In some cases, it may even be cheaper than fabricated materials like Quartz.
2. It Stains
Stone doesn’t stain as easily as some people think it does. And lighter options that do can easily be treated or sealed before installation. If you’re putting a light-colored material into a room where you’re concerned about upkeep, a more durable choice such as super white granite, or river white granite can achieve a natural look with minimal maintenance.
3. It Requires Special Care
This myth comes from the softer stones like marble which can be more easily scratched. Not all stones have the same “hardness”. Using cutting boards, coasters and wipe up spills with gentle cleaning products right away. Doing so will extend the life of your countertop.
Natural stone offers a durable and timeless beauty, so you’ll enjoy your investment for years to come. Contact New Leaf Remodeling at (815) 904-6006 to talk about adding it to your new kitchen or bathroom design. Their home renovation team will plan your project with precision and find solutions to match your needs and budget.