Whether you are installing sleek new floors, the countertops of your dreams, a cozy fireplace surround, a spa-worthy wet room, or an eyecatching accent wall, the array of materials available to you is nothing short of staggering. When faced with endless options, sometimes the best solution is simplicity. Natural stone has been used in homes around the world for centuries, and it remains an exceptional choice for a variety of applications. Is this the right surface for your needs, your home, your budget, your lifestyle, and your aesthetic?

Advantages of Natural Stone


We’ll start with the obvious. There is nothing like the look, polish, and appeal of natural stone. From snow white marble with subtle veining to dramatic bold black granite, each piece of stone is unique. You can achieve a truly customized, one-of-a-kind aesthetic in your kitchen, bath, or space of choice.


Stone is subjected to intense heat and pressure, forming over millennia. Quite simply, it is made to last. While some materials are more durable than others, stones like granite are hard to beat. They can last – beautifully – for decades with proper care while showing virtually no signs of wear and tear.


The good news is that natural stone needs little to no maintenance when properly installed and sealed. It is also ultra-easy to clean. While it is important to ask your installer for specifics on maintaining your product, most of the time, you need nothing more than a soft sponge, a dash of milk dish soap, and water for a quick clean and perhaps a microfiber cloth to dust it off now and again.


In the past few years, most of us have spent much more time at home – and we are more aware of the importance of clean, safe, sanitary conditions. Natural stone is a highly hygienic option, especially compared to surfaces like carpets that trap dust, dirt, and other pollutants. In addition, it is waterproof, mold-proof, and has antimicrobial properties.

Opting for natural stone surfaces is a brilliant way to bring nature into your home. To explore more of the benefits of natural stone, contact Northstar Surfaces.