Stone worktops makes your kitchen unique and increse property value.
A kitchen is a place where worktops are a subject to many external factors. It is a place, where despite of the overall look, the worktops is increasingly exploited and must be resistant to damages and impacts, both minor and major. From mechanical damages to liquids, acids, detergents, oils and tempereatures. The main role of the manufacturer of such worktops is to allow the customer understand that worktops do not only serve a decorative role, they should be used also, without fear of damaging them.
Though that at the same time every user of stone worktops should be aware that the long lasting beauty depends highly on how you approach them in terms of maintenance. This includes the realisations that some things will have a big impact upon them, for example: An oil splashed from the pan, spilt ketchup, mayo and mustard, vinegar, acids even as weak as the citric acid, even sparkling water may to some extent be of some damage. This is something that any worktop must be resistant to if they have to be always aesthetic and should be pleasing every eye of both, householders and visitors. Therefore because of this, some materials are completely useless when used for worktops. We definitely have to ignore all limestone – marble, alabaster and travertine. Indeed, some customers may request this regardless, but the choice, as already mentioned, remains to you.
A question often asked is – what of the chemicals? And all of the detergents that prevent damage and strengthen the surface of the stone worktops? They the PZH certificates and approvals! – Indeed, but has anyone ever seen a chemical detergent for stone, which could have a PZH certificate for a direct contact with food? I highly doubt it, and the certificate we are mentioning here is the approval given by the department of Food research. Therefore the only detergent which may be used for safety and later preservation of the natural stone worktops is – beeswax. It is great for dealing with younger and less stable granites.