Granite, marble or slate worktops can give the kitchen a classy look. At the same time, it should be noted that solid stone slabs often appear very dominant, especially in smaller kitchens, and small-patterned granite quickly brings unrest to the overall picture of the kitchen.
Stone and especially granite is very heat, moisture and scratch resistant. However, slate is the exception here: it is not scratch-resistant and sometimes even small parts come off. It should also be noted with slate that the surface is not evenly smooth.
Stone should only be protected against liquids, oil and especially against acid - for example from fruit: water, oil and acid stains form quickly and cannot be easily removed, because natural stone absorbs liquids. The stone slab must therefore be treated with special impregnation solutions.