EXOTIC STONE and GEM COUNTERTOPS
When price is not an issue, exotic stone, and gem countertops offer unique style and beauty options. An amazing array and variety is available to those who are willing to pay premium prices to have a one-of-a-kind countertop for their kitchen or bath.
Here’s a small sampling of some of the most unique and exotic countertop materials available today. Available through The Defined Home's partner, UMI Stone in Naples, Florida.
These countertops are made from cut or prepared stone embedded in a resin base. The resin is clear, and typically epoxy resin or acrylic resin, both of which are very durable and resistant to impact, heat, staining or UV fading.
The cut or polished stones are placed close together like fieldstone in a wall or floor. The result is breathtaking. Among the options for gemstone countertops is standard agate, blue agate, banded agate, red agate, jade, lapis lazuli, red jasper, tiger eye, rose quartz and rough amethyst.
Gemstone counters are installed throughout kitchens, baths, bars or anyplace the homeowners chooses. We've seen gemstone used on a kitchen island, breakfast bar or small vanity in the kitchen or bath. In addition to being unique and attractive, gemstone countertops are heat and stain resistant and non-porous, so they are easy to clean.
For something even more out of the ordinary, consider a countertop made from petrified wood. Or one containing cut geode stone displaying unusual and attractive crystal formation. Geology buffs will love countertops made from stone showing embedded ancient fossils. Pearl lovers will appreciate a bath or kitchen counter finished in mother of pearl or black pearl shell. These and other exotic materials are now being crafted into bath and kitchen countertop products.
Something Truly Special
If standard countertops simply won’t do for your kitchen or bathroom, there are distinctively beautiful alternatives available. Exotic stone, gemstone, precious metal and other matchless options allow you to choose a kitchen or bath countertop that will be as rare as it is beautiful.