The Dos and Donts of Having Stone in Your Home

The Do’s and Don’ts of Having Stone in Your Home

Natural stone products can really bring a home to life. With a sleek yet rustic quality, an increasing number of Perth homeowners are decorating their interiors with dazzling marble, granite, or StellaStone features.
The Dos and Donts of Having Stone in Your Home

The Do’s and Dont’s of Having Stone in Your Home

But, while natural stone decor can transform your home from mediocre to magnificent (and make you the envy of your neighbours)—get it wrong and your home could end up looking garish or dare we say it, tacky. Getting it right is easy and if you are thinking of investing in natural stone for your home, never fear because here are some practical tips that will steer you to success.

The stone home interior dos

First up, here are the definitive ‘dos’ of adding natural stone features to your home interiors:

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Add decorative stone features to your Perth home tastefully, mixing marble or granite features, for instance, with contrasting finishes like wood or painted plaster walls to create an overall tone that is balanced and vibrant.

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Consider the pattern or veining of the stone when mixing it with other decorative features in any given room. If the stone design or product you choose is busy, pairing it with plainer finishes will ensure visual harmony. Alternatively, if your stone cladding or worktop is quite classic and plain, you should aim to pair it with decorative features that are busier or more colourful.

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Take your time when choosing stone products or tiles for your home. Consider the look you want to achieve, think about where the stone will enhance your room of choice, and compare products within your budget. Knowing exactly what you want and being 100% confident in your decision will ensure you have no ‘stone in your home’ regrets later down the line. Now that you’re clear on the ‘dos’, let’s run through the ‘don’ts’ of adding stone to your Perth home:

DON’T

Be careless. If you’re thinking of adding stone to your kitchen or bathroom surfaces, walls or units, be careful of using wood-based decorative products to areas like your backsplash. Regular water run-off from the stone will cause damage to the wood which will cost you unnecessary money on replacements.

DON’T

Jump the gun. Although stone makes a wonderfully unique interior for your home, try not to go too mad. If you add stone to every area or surface of your home, it could end up looking overwhelming and ultimately, feel quite impersonal. Add stone features to your home tastefully on the other hand, and your home will be cosy, comfortable, and stunning in equal measures.

DON’T

Forget to look after your stone surfaces. Yes, natural stone products are incredibly durable and will go the distance—but some maintenance is required. Check out our stonecare tips & tricks guide for practical advice. If you’re looking to invest in top-quality stone products for your Perth home, we can help. With 40 years or experience, over 200 products to choose from, and a fuss-free seven-year warranty on all StellaStone products, we can make your decorative dreams and reality. Contact us now and we’ll be happy to get the ball rolling. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Features Benefits of Stone Benchtops

The Features & Benefits of Stone Benchtops

For so many years, Granite Warehouse has been manufacturing and supplying top quality and Australian Made stone benchtops to Perth homes and businesses with features and benefits such as: The Features & Benefits of Stone Benchtops Stone products that look fantastic From striking granite to natural marble, to hi-tech engineered stone: there’s sure to be a stone benchtop to fit your budget and design preferences. Stone benchtops are elegant and timeless and are sure to add to your kitchen’s wow factor (and your home’s value). Timeless Beauty The stone carries elegance, luxury and timeless beauty – that will stand the test of time. It can transform an ugly space into a beautiful environment. Having it around your premises speaks a lot about your taste and lifestyle. Here at Granite warehouse, we manufacture a vast range of stone products including granite, marble, limestone, and stellastone, which is our line of engineered stone specifically designed for Australian homes. At our Perth showroom, you can browse an extensive range of beautiful, top-quality stone in a wide variety of colours, textures, shades, and finishes. Top Quality When it comes to quality, stone has always been one of the most reliable elements you can find in the market since the earliest civilizations. Stone is an excellent investment because of the countless benefits and features it provides. So if you want to add something to your space that will benefit you and your family in the long run – then invest in top quality stone like marble, granite, limestone or engineered stone. Durability Durability is one of the common reasons why Perth home and business owners purchase stone products for their properties. When you buy a durable material, you can be confident that it’s going to serve you for many years to come. Our stone benchtops are remarkably durable and versatile, sourced from the absolute best suppliers of the highest quality materials available on the market. They’re easy to clean and maintain Stone is super-easy to keep looking sparkling new, whatever family life might throw at your kitchen. It’s non-porous, so it doesn’t stain or react to heat, and just a quick wipe is enough to get it looking tip-top, even if you’ve just cooked for a crowd. They’re safe for all the family Stone benchtops don’t require any harsh cleaning products to stay clean and hygienic. They have no nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide in, so you’ll have the peace of mind when you’re feeding a family, even if you have a house full of kids and pets.

Stone Benchtops for Residential & Commercial Use

The Features & Benefits of Stone Benchtops Engineered stone Engineered stone is non-porous and easy to look after. It’s usually more affordable than some other stone options and comes in a wide range of colour and style choices. Because it mixes natural good looks with technology, it can be used pretty much any way you like and fit almost any kitchen design. Granite Granite is exceptionally hard-wearing and effortlessly stylish. And all it needs to keep it looking tip-top and shiny is a little soap and water. Marble Marble is highly desirable. It can be pricier than some other options, but it is naturally beautiful and looks good pretty much anywhere. It is porous and does need a little looking after to keep it looking its best.

Why choose us to supply your stone benchtops in Perth?

Our Perth stone benchtops can be ordered easily online or by visiting our showroom. Whichever option you choose; you’ll get the benefit of all our expert knowledge. We’ve been selling stone benchtops for 25 years, so we do know our stuff. We can help you choose the right stone benchtop for your home and advise you on how to take care of it, keeping it looking its best for many years to come.

Think you can’t afford a stone benchtop?

You might be surprised. We offer low prices on benchtops, with a vast range to choose from and quality raw materials. You’ve got nothing to lose by getting in touch, call us on 08 9209 2620 to get started or send us your enquiry by filling in this form.
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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. engineered stone 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 sales@granitewarehouse.com.au and we’d be happy to help.
Perth’s Choice for Stone Benchtops

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. Stone Benchtops Perth

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 benchtops. 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 benchtops 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 sales@granitewarehouse.com.au and we’d be happy to help.