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Whether you chose it for a counter top, floor, backsplash, or island, stone is a hardworking, durable option for your kitchen. Popular stone choices include granite, marble, slate, travertine, sandstone, soapstone, limestone or flagstone. Many of these work well for a variety of kitchen surfaces.
Here are five interior design ideas from Design Shuffle on how to use stone in the kitchen:
While granite continues to be a top choice for counter tops, any solid surface stone or stone tile is a great choice. Some like granite, soap stone and slate require less maintenance than others like marble, onyx, travertine and limestone. While a single slab is probably the most popular option, stone stiles are more economical and can give a quick upgrade to an outdated kitchen.
Stone floors are a durable and long wearing option for a high traffic area like the kitchen or bath. Travertine, as seen above, slate, flagstone and marble are popular choices. A dark slate floor in a kitchen with light or white cabinets will make the space feel bigger.
Backsplashes and walls are a great place to add stone to the kitchen. Wall tiles are as varied as counter top options, so you can mix and match stone, finish and pattern. There are also slab options that carry the counter top stone up the walls for a uniform look.
Marble in the Kitchen:
Because of its maintenance, many people shy away from marble counter tops. If this is the case, consider a tumbled marble tile backsplash, a polished marble backsplash or even marble slabs on the wall or marble sinks to bring marble into the kitchen.
Stone Top for a Work Island:
For stone accents in the kitchen, think about a stop top for your work island or kitchen table. A slab of marble or granite matched to your existing counters and cabinets will add the elegance and durability of stone without a big budget.