COUNTERTOP MATERIALS GUIDE
If you’re searching for countertops in natural or engineered stone, you’ll hear a lot of different names of materials: granite, marble, quartz, travertine.
How do you know which is best for your home? Our guide breaks down the important qualities of the various materials you’ll encounter in your search for the perfect countertops for your kitchen or bathroom.
1. Tell Us About Your Project
Let us know what you’re looking for, your price range, and what your colors, cabinets, and other surfaces look like, so we can find a complementary stone. If you don’t have those things selected yet, don’t worry! We have a selection of sinks, cabinets, and hardware available.
2. View Our Offerings
Stop by our showroom to view our full slab stones and remnants that we have in stock. Our friendly sales staff is happy to assist you, as much or as little as you would like. We don’t work on commission, so there is never any pressure from us; we’re just here to help!
3. Pick Out Your Stone
Once you’ve seen everything we have to offer, the next step is to select and purchase a stone. We will hold a full stone slab or remnant for you for a designated amount of time if you need a little time to decide. We can also order a stone slab based on your sample and have it in our showroom in as little as a week with no obligation to buy.
4. Create the Template
When you’ve selected a stone, we come out to your home to measure and create a template of your countertop. We do all measuring and templating by hand and create physical templates of the space, instead of using laser or digital imaging equipment.
5. Create the Layout
When the template has been created, we lay it out directly on the stone to determine the appearance of the piece once cut and shaped. We welcome your input, and we will do our best to ensure that any color, movement, or part of the stone falls where you would like it to in your finished countertop.
6. Fabricate Your Countertops
This is where the artistry comes in. We cut, fabricate, edge, and hand-polish your stone, just as we’ve been doing since we opened in 1991.
7. Install Your Countertops
The final step is installation: we bring in your new countertops and install them, ensuring that everything fits and meets your approval.