Updated: Serpentine


Whether you are looking to update your business’s countertops or restock your business’s natural stone inventory, you should consider serpentine countertops

These countertops are truly a green option that can give any space a pop of color. Here is why you should consider these green countertops into your next project!

What is serpentine? 

Serpentine is a rock that is composed of one or two minerals. This composition usually gives it a greenish color with shades of black, white and yellow. The stone got its name from how the stone feels slippery like a snake. 

The History of Serpentine

Serpentine has been around for thousands of years. In the past, this natural stone was used for jewelry. People thought that this stone would help cure poison. That is why it was worn and craved as jewelry. 

However, serpentine was mainly used to carve vases or statues in Ancient China. It was also incorporated into architectural designs because it was easy to cut and polish. Later it started to grow in popularity and began to be used in countertops, wall tiles and window stills. 

The Benefits of Serpentine Countertops 

It can last for years!

Serpentine can resist the transfer of heat. This allows it to be used in kitchens and around stovetops and areas where hot pans might be placed directly on the countertop. 

Serpentine isn’t a sturdy material, which doesn’t allow it to be used in many places. It is suggested that it be used as wall tiles, on window sills, and as countertops.  

It is easy to maintain. 

These kinds of countertops are easy to keep clean. After getting them installed, you will need to get sealed. This protects the stone from any damage or liquids seeping through. To keep it polished and clean, you will need to seal it every one or two years. 

For everyday maintenance, all you need is a couple of clothes. Wipe it with a damp cloth to pick-up any dirt or remove scratches. After wiping it, be sure to clean it with a dry cloth. 

It can fit any style. 

With serpentine not only do you get a surface that is durable and easy to clean, but you’ll also get aesthetically pleasing one. It can bring that something extra to your home or business! You can use it as countertops for your kitchen, bathroom or bars. 

Serpentine is available in a wide variety of colors, such as various shades of green. If you are looking for a green hue, there are other shades to choose from. It comes in black, yellow, and white tones that can surely compliment any interior design.

No matter what kind of project you have on your list, consider serpentine countertops. At Firenze International, we offer nothing but high-quality natural stone slabs. We also have a wide variety of other natural stones available for purchase! Contact us to see our natural stone inventory. 


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