Kitchen countertops, vanity countertops, and other rooms’ countertop options often provide one of the most stunning focal point of any remodel.
Tile & Stone Design Center provides ample choice and expert design to ensure that this key component will bring joy to you for years. We offer a tremendous variety of quarts, granite, marble and other solid surface options to assist with kitchen and bathroom countertops.
Often, the choice will be dictated by lifestyle considerations including maintenance and overall appearance.
Quartz (or engineered quartz)
Most quartz countertops are composed of 93%+ of natural quartz and mixed with resin. Quartz countertops are manufactured in a variety of different patterns and colors. Some additional attributes that normally are associated with quartz include, stain and acid resistance as well as microbial protection.
We carry industry leading products including:
- Caesarstone (View Caesarstone Quartz Samples)
- Cosentino Silestone
- Q Premium Natural Quartz
- Wilsonart Quartz
- … and other options.
Natural stone countertops
Granite is a coarse-grained, light colored, intrusive igneous rock, created by molten magma and lava mixed with various elements and minerals from the earth, that contains mainly quartz and feldspar minerals. It is considered one of the most durable of the natural stones with extraordinary variety of colors, intricate patterns and undulating movement. Granite is most commonly used for kitchen counter tops, exterior surfaces and areas that require heavy use.
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals. For generations marble has been used both for interior and exterior purposes. It most often displays veining and is available in a variety of colors. Marble is considered a more delicate stone than granite or quartz and thus lifestyle considerations should be properly assessed prior to installing it in a kitchen or bathroom.
Onyx is considered a semiprecious stone of agate which often has a translucent characteristic to it. It often used to accent furniture and small, well maintained, key areas of the house.
Quartzite is an all-natural compact stone consisting primarily of natural quartz. Quartzite is appreciated for its beauty and quartzite countertops can be used in a variety of kitchen and bathroom applications.
Soapstone is a talc-based natural stone with some unique qualities. Soapstone pulls in heat and can retain it for hours, even after the heat source has been turned off. Due to its makeup acids will not etch it though it is much softer than many other stones, therefore it can scratch, but it can also be sanded and buffed to remove the scratches. In doing this, buffing will create a slight unevenness in the stone, which leads to more of an old-world appeal. It is normally treated with mineral oil to evenly darken the stone.
Travertine is the middle stage of limestone evolving into marble known for its voids (air pockets) of various and random sizes. Travertine has a timeless elegance which can add natural warmth and character to kitchens, bathrooms and other living spaces.
The selection process of the right countertop does not stop with the material but also entails selecting an edge profile. Edge profiles can add a level of detail that will further enhance the look for the countertop chosen.
For more information about choosing the right countertops read: Kitchen Countertops: What To Consider.