Beyond Kitchens and Bathrooms: Enjoying Natural Stone Around the House
granite fireplace

Natural stone’s beauty and durability have made it a popular material for kitchens and bathrooms. Yet, those same qualities also make natural stone an excellent choice for other parts of the home. Homeowners can extend the beauty of natural stone to the rest of their homes with natural stone fireplaces, flooring, and bar tops.


A natural stone fireplace makes a stunning focal point for any room. Since both granite and marble are outstanding materials for a fireplace, choosing between them can be challenging. A granite fireplace surround is heat-resistant and easy to maintain. Granite is available in a great variety of colors, which makes it easy to find an option for any home decor style. A marble fireplace surround adds visual appeal and elegance to a room. Marble can withstand heat and is available in color options such as white, green, and gray.

Although fireplace surrounds are popular, they’re not the only option for incorporating natural stone into a fireplace’s design. It’s possible to include options like a marble mantel or a granite hearth even when the rest of the fireplace is not made of natural stone.

silver wave marble fireplace


There’s no reason to confine the beauty of a natural stone floor to a particular room of the home. While durability makes natural stone flooring more practical than other flooring materials, homeowners tend to choose natural stone flooring for its luxurious appearance. Natural products like granite flooring and marble floor tiles are one-of-a-kind by nature, which means no two natural stone floors will ever be exactly alike. Natural stone flooring is easy to clean, but it must be cleaned regularly to maintain its beauty.

ubatuba granite countertop

Bar Tops

The dramatic look of natural stone bar tops makes them a wonderful choice for rooms where entertaining takes place. Natural stone bar tops have an impressive beauty that other materials cannot match. Both granite and marble bar tops can withstand the heavy use that comes with frequent entertaining.

Natural stone such as marble and granite is a versatile material. Fireplaces, flooring and bar tops are just a few ways you can incorporate natural stone in your home other than by installing countertops.

So if you are looking for natural stone countertops in the Midwest, look no further! We service Perrysburg, Troy, Wixom, Noblesville, S. Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Our Cutting Edge Countertops team is ready to help, contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment at a showroom near you. For more content about kitchen design trends, countertop surfaces, bathroom remodels and more visit our blog.

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