Every time a home decor trend becomes popular, people look for a way to tweak the style. It’s one thing to be en vogue, but it’s quite another to look like just another copy cat with a cookie cutter home interior. We all want to be a little bit unique – even if that means taking part in a fad in your own special way.
One of the current most popular home interior trends is granite countertops. They’re sleek, classy and just seeing this phrase among other assets in a description of a home on the market sends potential buyers into a frenzy. While almost everyone loves the look of natural stone, some people are looking for kitchens for sale and something just a bit more unique than granite.
We’ve compiled the pros and cons of the best granite alternatives.
Limestone – This sandy colored stone is naturally resistant to heat, extremely durable and versatile enough to look attractive in almost any kitchen style. It a naturally occurring material composed of hardened shells and fossils, which means it is also extremely durable. However, unlike granite, it is easily scratched and its color will change with age.
Zinc – Like limestone, zinc is also a material that will develop a patina that many homeowners find attractive. It is a durable metal known for many impressive qualities – specifically the fact that it is naturally anti-bacterial. However, zinc is a relatively soft metal that can become scratched and damaged by heat.