Counter tops are made from materials
that are durable and easy to maintain. Another prerequisite is that it
should look elegant. Stone counter tops combine all these qualities.
One can select from varieties such as granite, marble, slate and
soapstone. One can install a complete stone slab or go in for stone
tiles. Stone counter tops are used in Kitchen, bathrooms, bars and
Granite remains the countertop material that defines elegance. It is
heat resistant and durable. It requires regular maintenance. Black
marble is most suitable. Often seen in kitchens, soapstone is back in
vogue. It is generally dark gray in color and has a smooth feel. Its
most attractive benefit is that it is waterproof, heatproof and stain
resistant. Marble offers the look of luxury. It is waterproof,
heatproof but needs regular maintenance.