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You’re designing your kitchen, and you’ve come to the countertops.

You’re stuck.

You’ve got to decide between a beautiful, dark walnut or a glistening, polished granite. Both feel good, so for you, it’s down to practicality – what’s going to last?

We at SBSM have always said – it first comes down to your design goals.

So our advice in this blog entry assumes that design isn’t your primary concern. And our feeling is, that when investing in a material’s longevity is concerned, you can’t beat natural stone.

The fact of the matter is that you get what you pay for. If you’re investing in high quality, well-sealedwood, you’re going to have a resilient countertop that can take some abuse.

The same goes for stone. With both, you’ll experience some wear and tear over time. With diligent care and maintenance, you can expect to mitigate the worst of it.

But stone, in our humble opinion, is much more forgiving on the back end.

Santa Barbara Stone Masters has years of experience taking even the most abused stone and making it look like the day it was first installed. Our team of stone technicians are experts in their craft, so we know just how to revitalize stone.

Wood takes a different kind of work to refurbish. If you’re experiencing stains, dents, cut marks, warping, or anything of the like – it may take as little as buffing the finish, or as much as replacing the entire countertop. Most likely, you’ll need to strip back the seal of the wood, sand it back down, re-stain, and reseal. You may or may not need to remove the countertop to accomplish this – it depends on the extent of the damage.

So invest in something that you know will last, and if you’re in the Santa Barbara area, trust it’s maintenance with someone who knows it best – give us a call today!

Skip Jankoski

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