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  • 5/19/2021 11:59 AM

UPDATED: Common Mistakes When Choosing Natural Stone

In recent years, more and more homeowners have decided to give their kitchens and bathrooms an upgrade by using natural stone. There are many options when it comes to natural stone which  makes the decision a bit overwhelming. Some homeowners do not do enough research to know exactly what they want, and some do too much research that they can’t narrow down their options. 

When it comes to installing new natural stone countertops in omaha homeowners can choose between marble, granite, quartz, quartzite, soapstone and more. And after they choose a material they want, they then must choose a color, finish and polish that suits their design. All of this combined can make choosing a natural stone countertop difficult, however, this decision doesn’t need to be this hard!

Here are some common mistakes to avoid when choosing natural stone countertops Omaha.

Choosing the wrong stone

While all forms of natural stone are durable and of high quality, they don't all serve the same needs. Thus, when picking a stone for your countertop, you need to factor in what suits your bathroom and kitchen functionality requirements.

For instance, quartz stone resists scratches and stains; thus, it is appropriate for your kitchen if you cook and use utensils frequently. A stone like marble is highly porous, which means it is a pretty high-maintenance surface. This type of stone would not be good for countertops that have heavy usage because they can be easily scratched and hard to clean. The stone you choose needs to stand up to everyday use in your house.

Failing to plan for color

Natural stone countertops come in a variety of colors and unique patterns, thus you need to choose one that complements your color scheme. If you're remodeling your kitchen, you can adjust its color scheme to fit the stone you want and vice versa. However, the color shouldn't be your only focus when picking stone countertops

Luckily, all natural stones are beautiful and unique as no two pieces are the same. Because the stone is natural and not man-made, each slab is completely unique to each other. This allows for a special and unique look to your space that can really only be achieved with natural stone. 

Using the wrong measurements

Lastly, using the wrong measurements is a common mistake that many homeowners make. Incorrect measurements can adversely affect your countertop installation and make your kitchen or bathroom look poorly done. To avoid taking the wrong measurements, hire a countertop professional to install all of your natural stone surfaces.

Natural stone can create a more luxurious feel in your home, but it’s important that you are choosing the right stone for your space. Although this decision can be difficult, working with  countertop professionals like our team here at GMS will help this process go much smoother. Stay clear of these common mistakes to ensure that you are choosing the right stone for your home. 

At GMS Werks, we offer the highest quality of natural stone countertops Omaha homeowners can trust. To learn more about our services and products, visit our website today!

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.