If you have been following our blog then you know that over the past several weeks we have been covering the different surface materials to use in your home or business. This can be a tricky and daunting process since there are so many options to choose from. At the end of the day, it’s not about what is the prettiest option, but the option that is best suited for your home or business. So the question remains, which surfacing material is right for you? To help you out in discovering the answer to this plaguing question, we have been exploring different surfacing materials each week explaining what they are, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as where they work best in your home or business. So far, we’ve covered Dekton, Radianz, Silestone, Travertine, Caesarstone, Limestone, Slate, Quartzite, and Granite in hopes that one will stand out among the crowd. This week we will continue in this same fashion in covering Serpentine! We will again explain what it is, its advantages, explain where we believe it to work best, and generally why we believe serpentin could be a good fit for you and your home or business. We hope that in doing so we help you get that much closer to discovering the surfacing material of your dreams. Read below to find out all about Serpentine!
According to an article by Geology.com, “Serpentine has been used in architectural stone for thousands of years.” Serpentine’s mineral composition usually gives it a greenish color with shades of black, white, and yellow. Serpentine got its name from how much the stone feels slippery like a snake.
Serpentine has the ability to resist the transfer of it. This allows it to be used in kitchens and around stovetops. The low hardness of serpentine limits the places that it can be used. I would suggest using it on wall tiles, windowsills, and mantels.
Serpentine is known for being translucent. It takes to polishing and cleaning very well, but can also be easily cut into different shapes to fit where you need it to go.
With serpentine not only do you get a surface that is durable and easy to clean, you’ll get one that is aesthetically pleasing and can bring that something extra to your home or business! Available in a variation of colors, serpentine is sure to have a look that is right for you!
When you talk about serpentine in the home, it is usually being used for both kitchen countertops, but can also be used for exterior applications. Their durability and cleanliness make them the perfect fit for both spaces!
In this article, we’ve tackled the surfacing material serpentine. We’ve explained what it is, its associated benefits, dug into where we think it works best, and overall why we think it would be a good surfacing option for your home or business. We hope that in doing so we’ve helped to narrow down the search!
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Don’t think Serpentine is the right fit for you? No worries. Head over to our blog to explore many of the other options available to you, and be sure to be on the lookout next week’s blog as we’ll be covering another material that you **may** want to consider for your next renovation project!
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