If you're remodeling your existing home or building a new house, natural stones offer a unique value and return on investment that you can take to the bank. See what others are saying about natural stones like marble and granite
Natural stone is a key part of two of the top 10 elements of design in the home that are resonating with today's buyers: the desire for low-maintenance/no-maintenance materials and the use of natural materials inside and outside the home.
— Builder Magazine/National Association of Home Builders
Homeowners who remodel recover the following percentages of their remodeling costs at resale (note: upscale projects include stone):
Bathroom remodel-upscale: 92.6%
Bathroom addition-upscale: 84.3%
Kitchen remodel-upscale: 79.6%
— 2003 Cost vs. Value Report, Remodeling Magazine
In a study of materials for kitchen countertops, granite
had the highest number of "excellent" ratings of any surface.