Kitchen stone benchtops and splashbacks
Is your kitchen getting old and worn? It may be time to consider renovating. At Vivid Stoneworks, we specialise in creating gorgeous stone benchtops and splashbacks that will give your kitchen an exquisite finish.
Stone products have a number of benefits when used in the kitchen, including being both heat and scratch-resistant, and are a great way to add value to your home. Contact our Thornton office today to discuss your new stone kitchen benchtops and splashbacks options.
Stone benchtops are an easy way to create a beautiful kitchen. Using trusted brands like Caesarstone, Quantum Quartz, Smartstone, Silestone and Essastone, Vivid Stoneworks can supply your kitchen bench tops that not only looks great, but is durable and easy to clean.
We have a range of colours, styles and stone types available. Our range of natural, marble, granite and engineered stone means you can select something to suit your tastes. After measuring, we will use your preferred choice and create a gorgeous custom benchtop for your Newcastle property.
Benchtops are one of the most visible kitchen installations, so it makes sense to choose a material that’s going to give you the look and performance you and your family deserve. Whether you opt for natural stone or engineered stone, you’ll end up with functional benchtops that look amazing.
What Are The Benefits of Stone Kitchen Benchtops?
ENTIRELY CUSTOMISABLE TO YOUR TASTES and KITCHEN LAYOUT
Stone benchtops from our team are measured and cut to the exact dimensions needed. This minimises wastage and ensures you only pay for the stone that you have fitted. We can cater to almost any kitchen layout – if you’ve got a challenging kitchen benchtop, we will be happy to help you find a suitable solution.
STONE BENCHTOPS ARE A KEY PART OF MODERN DESIGN
An increased focus on the use of natural materials that will provide years of durable service results in stone being a popular choice for high-end contemporary benchtops in the Newcastle region. Not only does it bring an appealing touch of mother earth to the heat of the home, but stone also provides a chic, modern vibe. As such, it adds aesthetic appeal to almost any kitchen layout.
CREATES A KITCHEN ACCENT
There’s little doubt that a stone benchtop provides a stunning accent that can absolutely transform your kitchen. Many people discover that rather than replacing their entire kitchen, simply swapping their existing benchtops for new, stone options can be enough to provide the makeover they’re looking for.
If hygiene matters to you, then stone is the perfect choice for a benchtop. Resistant to mould, bacteria, dirt and germs, it’s easy to keep clean.
Contact our experienced stonemasons to learn more about our kitchen benchtop range and their benefits.
Looking to complete the stone look in your kitchen? Talk to the Vivid Stoneworks team about the amazing stone splashbacks we can create for you. With the choice of natural, marble, granite or engineered stone, we can match the stonework from your benchtops, or use a different style to create a unique kitchen.
Stone splashbacks come with a range of benefits including:
- High resistance to heat & scratches
- They can match the rest of your kitchen design
- Easy to clean
Whether you just want something that matches the benchtops throughout your kitchen, or you want something that’s long lasting and durable, stone splashbacks are the perfect choice for most homes. We service everywhere in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens and Central Coast area.
What Are The Benefits of a Stone Splashback?
Stone splashbacks are rapidly replacing tiles as the material of choice for a modern, hygienic method of protecting walls from moisture and splashes caused by cooking, washing up and similar kitchen activities. A kitchen stone splashback will usually be made from one continuous piece of stone. With no joints or cracks, there’s no chance of unwanted moisture penetrating the back wall.
Contrast or match with your benchtops
Whilst some people prefer a homogenous palette for their kitchen, others love to use their splashback as a contrasting accent. Stone comes in a wide variety of colours and designs, enabling a wide range of different effects.
Lasts A Lifetime!
Once installed, a stone splashback will literally last a lifetime. Both natural and engineered stone materials are incredibly durable. Resistant to moisture, temperature changes, UV light and biological contamination, a stone splashback is also immune to wear and tear. If you want a feature that will retain its colour and dimensions for decades, a stone splashback is a perfect choice.
Easy to clean
A wipe-down with a damp cloth is normally all that’s needed to keep a stone splashback looking amazing. Harsh detergents or bleach simply aren’t necessary! The easy-clean nature of stone doesn’t just reduce the amount of time you need to spend cleaning, it’s also a greener option as there’s no need to use chemical detergents, scrubs or disinfectants.
Beyond periodic resealing for natural stone splashback installations, stone doesn’t need much other maintenance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Compared to laminate benchtops, stone benchtops have a far more attractive appearance. Benchtops made from stone are also harder, scratch-resistant and longer-lasting than laminate benchtops.
Choosing stone for your kitchen and vanity is a great choice because it requires less maintenance and is a great investment. The likelihood of needing to replace a laminate benchtop, regardless of whether the property is to be rented or your own house, is much greater because hot pans and plates will damage laminate much more quickly than stone.
And because they are so aesthetically appealing, they are going to be attractive to potential buyers, should you ever decide to sell.
The name “natural stone” describes the fact that it is formed and discovered in the earth naturally. The natural stone found in homes all over the world has been quarried with skill and transported with care. Essentially, engineered stone is manufactured stone. The main ingredient of engineered stone is quartz, which is one of the strongest minerals on earth. The remainder of it, however, is created artificially.
Stone is a tough and hard material. It is both long-lasting and resistant to scratches and chips when used in a kitchen or bathroom benchtop. Natural stone also resists stains, especially if it is properly sealed.
Engineered stone benchtops are scratch-resistant, chip-resistant, and stain-resistant, too. In contrast to more porous natural stones, its real benefit is it’s more hygienic to use in areas subject to spills of liquids and water. Engineered stone benchtops are also well suited for bathrooms and kitchens.
When you’re on a budget and want all the bells and whistles in your kitchen, then granite is a great choice for your benchtop. Designed to last a lifetime, it is incredibly durable.
Natural stone like marble is suitable for a top-of-the-line kitchen if the price isn’t an issue. It is delicate and should be handled with care. Marble is more porous than granite, so it must be sealed and maintained.
Quartz is the perfect choice if you are looking for practicality. Currently, it is one of the most popular choices; it is affordable and comes in a variety of colours and designs. It is also nonporous, so no sealant is needed.
Keep the surface clean by wiping it down with warm soapy water or a household detergent to remove residue that could stain it. Use a clean, dry cloth to dry the surface. You can apply methylated spirits to the cloth to give the surface an extra shine. Remember that engineered stone and marble will also need to be periodically sealed.