Countertops serve both a functional and aesthetic purpose in the kitchen. While they are great surfaces to prepare and serve meals, they also have the potential to dramatically enhance the visual appeal of a room. Natural stones, such as granite and marble, have unique textures, coloring, and patterns that fit any interior style. However, an even more impressive, and often unheard-of, selection of natural stones is fossil stone.

Fossil stone usually consists of marble or limestone that is quarried from freshwater lakes. This stone has collected deposits of freshwater creatures that have since been fossilized in the material. The fossils of  fish, mussels, and snails are often found within these slabs of limestone, some of which date back to over 400 million years ago. These pieces of nature and history are entirely unique and timeless.

Typically used to make kitchen countertops, fossil stone is a great material that can accent any area of the house and can be used for tables, backsplashes, flooring, murals, wall tiles, and art pieces as well. Even if you’re looking for just a small section of fossil stone, tiles are a great way to accentuate an island or any other fixture in your kitchen. Fossils are usually found in shades ranging from beige to brown, but can also be found in black and gray, which makes for a perfect fit in countertops of similar shades.

This one-of-a-kind material will draw your eyes to become a focal point of your kitchen. Whether it’s a pattern with a wide array of fossil material or a single, large fossil cemented in the stone, these pieces can truly transform a space.

Nature has created these beautiful pieces of art that hold a timeless and unique piece of history that will be fossilized in your home forever.