Why Choose Natural Stone

Why Choose Natural Stone

You’ve heard about natural stone countertops, maybe you’ve done some research online. But when it comes down to it, why should you consider it for your next home or renovation project? Let us help you with a few reasons why:

It’s powerful.
Natural stone inevitably reflects stability and grandeur. It’s not just a status symbol; there’s something about harnessing conquered stone that amplifies the magnificence of its natural beauty. Past cultures went to great lengths in gaining hewn stone to build monuments like the pyramids that still leave us breathless, and yet they perhaps never achieved the polished beauty of natural stone quite like we can today. If natural stone continues to impress humanity, we thing you’ll be impressed too – and glad that you trusted European Art Stone with your home’s countertop needs.

It’s beautiful.
But, there’s more to the elegance of natural stone than the mere concept of harnessing raw stone. Natural stone has a unique beauty and character that is second to none. With colours that take your breath away, and artistic veining that the greatest artist’s brush strokes couldn’t emulate, the beauty of natural stone may trump all other positive attributes it possesses. Check out some of our previous work to see what we mean.

It’s affordable.
There’s never been a better time to take advantage of the modern day technologies that make having natural stone countertops affordable. But even among competitors, there’s quite a range when it comes to pricing. We encourage you, like the responsible customer we know you are, to shop around. We’re convinced you’ll find we have the lowest prices in town.

It’s worth it.
Ever wonder where the expression “rock hard” comes from? We’ll give you one guess. Natural Stone countertops last, and look good while doing it. In the long run, it’s the more economical option: Not only will they pay for themselves by lasting beyond the point where a typical countertop needs replacing, Natural Stone typically increases the value of your home. Do the math on these factors, and getting a natural stone countertop from European Art Stone just makes sense.

These are just a few factors that we hope will lead you to the right decision. When you’re ready to talk, we’ll be here.

Natural Stone Do’s and Don’ts

Natural Stone Do’s and Don’ts

Natural stone isn’t a product everyone is used to handling, and taking care of your investment is important. In general, your natural stone countertop is low maintenance, but there are a few tips we advise you to follow:

  • DO clean up spills as soon as possible.
  • DO use coasters under glasses, especially if it contains citrus juice, coffee, or alcohol.
  • DO place mat under hot cookware.
  • DO follow the periodic sealing instructions as per the sealer product label.
  • DON’T leave citrus or other acidic liquids on your natural stone for an extended period of time, as this will corode your sealer prematurely.
  • DON’T put anything too hot on your natural stone without protection. Although generally heat resistant, don’t risk thermal fracture due to rapid temperature change.
  • DON’T drop heavy items on your natural stone. Brittleness is the tradeoff of hardness, and chipping may result from sudden force impacts.
  • DON’T cut directly on your natural stone countertop. Your knives will grow dull, and you risk wearing out your sealer prematurely.
  • DO call us if you have any questions. We’re more than happy to help!
To Seal, or Not To Seal?

To Seal, or Not To Seal?

It shouldn’t even be a question. All stone workers agree: The importance of locking in protection with a good sealing product cannot be understated. As solid as any natural stone countertop is, it is not impervious to the acids found in everyday items. And while everyday messes aren’t the end of the world, things like orange juice, coffee, tomato juice, and soft drinks can cause chemical reactions resulting in etches over time.

What to do? Get countertops fabricated and installed by European Art Stone. Look, we know not everyone is an expert on stone, that’s why we take care of our customers’ needs from beginning to end. We won’t ask silly questions like whether you want your countertops sealed for an “extra charge”, we just do it as part of the comprehensive professional service all of our customers receive. It’s the nice part about being a small conscientious business in our community. Give us a call today.