When selecting
the suitable stone for your project, it can feel overwhelming with the many
options available. However, considering aesthetics, functionality, and maintenance,
you can narrow the choices and find the perfect material for your space. In
this blog post, we will guide you through decision-making, ensuring you make an
informed choice that aligns with your preferences and practical needs.

Consider Aesthetics

Aesthetics play a vital role
in selecting the ideal stone for your project. Start by designing inspirations
on platforms like Pinterest or Houzz. Look for kitchen or bathroom designs that
catch your eye and save those photos for reference. Pay attention to the color
and pattern of the countertops or vanities showcased in the images. Are they
light-colored or dark-toned? Do they feature veining or have a static or
patterned design? You can narrow down the options that align with your vision
by identifying your preferred aesthetic.

Functionality and Maintenance 

While aesthetics is
essential, it’s equally crucial to consider the functionality and maintenance
requirements of the stone. For instance, marble is often admired for its
timeless beauty. However, it’s essential to assess whether it suits your
lifestyle and the intended location of the stone. Will stone be installed in
high-traffic areas? Do you have young children who are prone to spills? Are you
someone who gets bothered by water spots on countertops? If you answer yes to
any of these questions, natural white marble may not be the most practical

Fortunately, alternative options offer the aesthetic appeal of white marble while providing better
performance in demanding situations. StratusQuartz and Quartzite materials are
excellent alternatives, offering low-maintenance or lower-maintenance options
that mimic the look of white marble. These alternatives withstand the
challenges of high traffic and are more resistant to stains and water spots.

It’s always beneficial to
consult a professional during the decision-making process. You can seek advice
from your stone fabricator or visit a Stratus Surfaces showroom, where our
knowledgeable staff can assist you in finding the perfect materials for your
project. Our showroom staff is well-versed in the properties and
characteristics of different stones, and they can offer personalized
recommendations based on your specific needs and preferences.