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Looking For New Countertops? 4 Reasons You Should Choose Lava Stone

by Cherly King

If you're trying to choose a new countertop for your home, and you're leaning towards natural stone, take the opportunity to choose lava stone. If you're like most people, you don't think of lava stone when you think of natural stone countertops; however, lava stone is quickly becoming one of the most popular countertop choices. If you're not sure why, here are just four of the reasons why lava stone is such an amazing material for your countertops. 

Resists Heat Damage

When you're choosing a countertop material for your kitchen, you need to consider heat. Most countertop materials can be damaged quite easily by ordinary heat. Unfortunately, you need your kitchen countertops to be able to withstand the heat from a pan, pot, or cookie sheet. Because lava stone was forged in fire, it has the ability to resist heat damage, which means you can place the hot pan on the counter without worrying about scorch marks or melting. 

Retains the Natural Color

If you're looking to add color to your new countertops, but you're worried about fading, especially on the areas that will be exposed to sunlight, you need to choose lava stone. Unlike other types of countertops, lava stone won't fade when exposed to sunlight. As a result, your lava stone countertops will retain their natural beauty and color for years to come. 

Stands Up to Kitchen Abuse

If you do a lot of cooking in the kitchen, you need to know that your countertops can stand up to the abuse. You never know when a heavy metal can is going to drop out of the cabinets onto your counters, or when you're going to accidentally cut through to the countertop with a sharp knife. When those situations occur, you want the peace of mind in knowing that your counters won't suffer damage. Because lava stone is so strong and durable, it won't sustain damage from normal kitchen mishaps. 

Great for Indoor/Outdoor Use

If you plan to include an outdoor kitchen in your new plans, you'll want to choose a countertop material that works well in all environments. One of the great things about lava stone is that it works great for both your indoor and outdoor countertops. That means your outdoor countertops won't fade from the sun exposure and won't suffer damage that can come from outdoor use. 

If you're facing a dilemma about what type of material to choose for your new countertops, talk to your contractor about the benefits of lava stone. To learn more about your options for a countertop, contact a local supplier like Artisan Granite & Marble