The Beauty and Versatility of Natural and Engineered Stone Benchtops

Have you ever noticed how many people congregate in the kitchen at parties? The kitchen is not called the heart of the home for nothing! It’s a warm and welcoming space to spend time in.

So it’s extra important to choose the right materials for your cabinets and benchtops.

Two of the top design trends for 2020 include natural colours and eco-friendly materials. Both natural stone and engineered stone benchtops fit the bill for either of these trends.

Let’s explore the beauty and versatility of these options.

What Are the Benefits of Natural Stone?

Natural stone has age on its side. It formed through natural processes thousands of years ago. That makes it strong, durable, and long-lasting. You can also find many types of stone, like marble and granite.

Those same natural processes also make many types of stone resistant to heat, which is perfect for a kitchen benchtop. Other surfaces can crack or even blister when exposed to heat, but certain types of natural stone won’t. Its durability also means it resists scratches and chips. All these qualities make it an excellent investment.

Granite benchtops bring a personality to the kitchen because it’s a natural material. If you’re worried that means you’re stuck with a single colour, don’t be. Natural stone still comes in a range of colours and textures, because the stone isn’t a single type of substance.

It works well in lots of kitchen designs because it’s so eye-catching. The timeless appeal of natural stone means your benchtops can last for years.

What Are the Benefits of Engineered Stone Benchtops?

Engineered stone is made by mixing crushed quartz with a polymer resin. Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth.

You get all the appearance of stone but without the price tag. The finished material is still very hard. In some cases, it’s more durable than its natural counterpart.

Our engineered stone is called Stellastone and mixes quartz and silica.

Its manmade structure also means this engineered stone is extremely low in porosity. It resists stains, scratches, and chips. This stone also resists bacteria growth because it’s not porous.

Because it’s manmade, it’s fully customisable so you can choose a colour, texture or design to suit your kitchen. It comes in at a lower price point so it offers good value for money.

It’s often a more environmentally-friendly option since quartz is so abundant. Stone is a non-renewable source and mining can cause problems.

Which Option Should I Choose?

If you’re changing the benchtops in an existing kitchen, choose tops to suit what you already have. Granite works with most aesthetics and will last will.

Engineered stone benchtops are a great option in a full redesign. You can choose a range of colours to suit whatever aesthetic you’re going for. Or choose new cabinets to match your favourite type of Stellastone.

Remember all of our products come with a 7-year warranty. Why not check out our gallery to see how you can use engineered stone benchtops in your kitchen?

Questions? Contact our team on 08 9209 2620 or email us at and we’d be happy to help.

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Perth’s Choice for Stone Benchtops

We Are The Largest Stone Showroom in Western Australia

Images are great, but wouldn’t you rather see and touch the stone in the flesh before you commit to a purchase? With Granite Warehouse, you can. We’ve got hundreds of samples for you to see in our Malaga showroom, so you can’t fail to find something you like. And because you’ve seen the stone before you buy, there are no nasty surprises.

We Import and Stock High-Quality Stone

We’ve imported some of the most beautiful and sought-after stones from around the world and brought them to you. With more than 200 types of granite, marble and StellaStone, there’s something for every style; regardless of whether your project is contemporary or modern, we’ve got a wide selection of premium stones for you to consider.

Quality Products, Competitive Prices

Our large showroom, huge range, and extensive stock enables us to offer the best stones at highly competitive prices. We are confident that you will not only find the perfect stone for your benchtop but that you’ll get it for a lower price than you’ll find elsewhere.

Expert Advice Available On-Site

We’ve got decades of experience providing high-quality natural stone to Perth and Western Australia. Our teams are available on-site to provide advice, support and guidance as you take the next step in choosing and then installing your new stone benchtop. We can offer non-pushy advice on both technical details and stone selection to ensure you get the most out of your purchase.

Your Source For StellaStone

We are the number one suppliers and distributors of StellaStone, our own brand of engineered stone. This beautiful engineered stone is manufactured using quartz agglomerates and silica and comes in a wide variety of stunning colour options. Hard-wearing, easy-to-clean and stain resistant, StellaStone is the perfect engineered stone for your bathroom and kitchen countertops.

Australian-Owned Family Business

Granite Warehouse was founded by Tindaro Tomeo, who along with his wife Susan and son Mark, built it into the thriving business it is today. Now run by Mark, Granite Warehouse continues to grow and help other local businesses and families who want to incorporate great stone into their décor.

Ready-To-Buy Stone: Get Your Project Moving Today

All the stone you see when you visit our warehouse is ready to go. Why wait weeks while another company imports your stone when you can have it today? Granite Warehouse can help you get your project moving immediately – visit our showroom and get started today.

Are you looking for the perfect stone benchtop for your kitchen or bathroom? Look no further – visit our huge showroom at 91 Beringarra Avenue, Malaga Western Australia, 6090 today to see hundreds of stone samples.

Questions? Contact our team on 08 9209 2620 or email us at and we’d be happy to help.