Kitchen Countertops Part II – Stones | Second in a series of introductions to a variety of kitchen c

After last week’s introduction to solid surface, a synthetic material, this week we will look at natural and engineered stones. Due to limitations to the size of slabs, joint lines are inevitable for long kitchen countertops.


Granite is one of the most popular choices for countertops in Singapore due to its durability. It is extremely hard, heat resistant and highly scratch resistant. Being a natural stone, every piece is naturally unique in colour and pattern.

Its only flaw is its natural porosity which makes it more prone to stains than other countertop options. This, however, can be negated by professional sealing prior to installation to limit staining.