Granite Benchtops by Aurora Stone

Granite Countertops: Pros and Cons

Granite is an extremely popular natural stone material, and for all the right reasons. Although it works well as tiles, wall cladding, splashbacks, and many other applications, granite benchtops are an undeniable favourite amongst many homeowners worldwide.  In this post, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of adding granite countertops to your home: Pros Hard & Sturdy If you’re looking for a benchtop material that will continue to last for years, despite constant use and abuse, granite countertops are an ideal option to consider. Even when exposed to harsh elements and objects, granite countertops remain looking good and functioning perfectly; after all, they are one of the hardest natural stone materials around. So, if you want to make a worthwhile … Continue reading

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4 Signs You Need a Benchtop Replacement

4 Signs You Need a Benchtop Replacement

Whether they’re installed in the kitchen or bathroom, benchtops take a lot of abuse from us over the years. We use our benchtops for several different activities each and every day, so it only makes sense that they’d wear out quicker compared to other features and aspects of our home. However, benchtops are not just a major centre point of any room, they are also integral for practical purposes. For this reason, it’s important to maintain your benchtops properly and when nearing the end of its life, consider getting a replacement.  In this post, we’ve run through 4 signs that suggest you might need a benchtop replacement: 1. Excessive Staining or Fading We work with a variety of stainable substances … Continue reading

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Marble Countertop by Aurora Stone

Marble Countertops: Pros and Cons

Who could resist the beautiful look of marble? This classic natural stone is so widely favoured. It is being used for a lot more than floors, walls, and sculptures these days. People love the look of marble, they have even been replicating it on their cakes, nails, phone cases, and much more. Indeed, it is as popular in the 21st century as it was hundreds of years ago. However, marble offers a lot more than just an elegant appearance. It is also perfect for countertops, for both aesthetic and functional reasons.   If you’ve been searching for a new benchtop material for your kitchen, bathroom or bar, read on to discover the pros and cons of getting marble countertops: Pros Long-Lasting … Continue reading

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Marble vs Granite

Marble vs Granite: Which One Should You Choose for Your Countertop?

Granite and marble are two of the most popular natural stone materials for use as kitchen and bathroom countertops. Naturally, both of these materials come with their own unique pros and cons. However, depending on the area you wish to install them, as well as your own personal tastes and requirements, you may find that one option is more suitable for you than the other.  To help you decide whether marble or granite is better for your home, we’ve listed some of the most desirable aspects that you could want for your kitchen and bathroom countertops, including which natural stone material would be most effective at achieving them: Durable and Resistant Countertops Granite is known for being an incredibly durable … Continue reading

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Light vs Dark Countertops

Light vs Dark Countertops: Which One Should You Use?

Are you stuck on choosing your brand-new countertops? Of course, there are endless options you have available to you, in terms of material, colour, finish and size. However, sometimes making the simple decision of choosing to go light over dark, or vice versa, can make narrowing down your options a whole lot easier. To help you determine whether light or dark countertops are best for your home, we’ve run through the benefits of each, below:  Lighter Countertops… Are Great for Smaller Areas Are you working with a small kitchen space? Dark countertops can cause the room to look smaller than it actually is. So, if you want to keep your kitchen from feeling claustrophobic or overly busy, installing lighter benchtops … Continue reading

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