A natural stone benchtop requires a little TLC to maintain its beauty and durability. A non-toxic sealer should be reapplied every 6 – 12 months to protect your surface from food and drink stains. Slight surface scratches can be buffed with dry 0000 steel wool. More severe marks or etching can be removed with a poultice (liquid cleaner or chemical mixed with white absorbent material) but may not always fully remove the stain.
Dark Grey Stone Benchtop
There is nothing quite like a stone benchtop to add an elegant, sophisticated touch to your kitchen. However, these surfaces aren’t cheap and can put a dent in your home renovation budget. Using a stone benchtop price estimator will help you figure out how much to spend and which options fit your budget best.
Depending on what you choose, your dark grey stone benchtop can have various characteristics and style options. For example, basalt is an igneous rock that’s hard and resistant to knife scratches. It has a dark grey colour with flecks and veins, which creates a unique and eye-catching look in your kitchen. However, it’s also porous and can soak in stains if not sealed regularly.
If you’re worried about the maintenance of your dark grey stone benchtop, consider opting for a quartz product. These are a more durable option than granite and can be installed in less time. The best thing about them is that they can be coloured in a variety of ways to match your existing kitchen design and furniture. For example, Celestial White Caesarstone benchtop has a clean, modern appearance and can complement wooden tones as well as grey cabinets. It’s also UV resistant and can be used outdoors.
Dekton Benchtop Colours
The plethora of colours available for stone benchtops is a designer’s dream, with options to suit every kitchen colour scheme. The best way to select a colour for your kitchen is by looking at what colours the space already has and then picking a colour that complements them. Grey is a safe and versatile neutral that works well with most kitchen designs. It pairs easily with a variety of colour accents such as mustard, teal blue and red. It also works well with other natural materials such as timber, bringing out warm and earthy tones.
CDK Stone offers a range of grey benchtop colours that are sure to add character and sophistication to your kitchen. Our selection includes fashionable grey marbles, chic grey quartzites and classy grey dolomites that are sure to make your kitchen look like a masterpiece. Our collection of Dekton benchtops is the perfect choice if you’re wanting to create an elegant kitchen that will stand the test of time. Made from a sophisticated blend of raw materials that are similar to porcelain, these durable surfaces are resistant to heat and scratching. They’re also easy to clean and don’t require sealing like some other benchtop materials. However, if you drop something heavy on your Dekton benchtops, they may crack or chip.
Dekton Kitchen Bench
Dekton Kitchen Bench is a newcomer to the kitchen benchtop world but has quickly made a name for itself as an indestructible and beautiful option. It is a mixture of quartz, porcelain and glass that has been compressed under extreme heat and pressure to create a highly durable product that resists staining, scratches and fading from UV rays. Unlike natural stone, Dekton is non-porous and resistant to bacteria and germs making it hygienic and easy to clean with just a wipe. It can also withstand the high temperatures of boiling pots and scalding dishes and is fire-proof. It is available in large slabs so a seamless benchtop is possible and can be used both indoor and outdoor.
While Dekton is a top choice for kitchen benchtops, it does have some drawbacks to consider. It is more expensive than quartz and can crack if you drop something very heavy on it. Additionally, the colour and pattern does not run all the way through the slab so if you do nick the surface, it will be more noticeable than with other materials. Overall, if you’re considering stone benchtops for your home renovation, we recommend you speak with an industry professional to learn more about the pros and cons of each material and what might be right for your unique space. Our team is happy to assist you!