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Natural Stones

Granite, Soapstone and Marble are the typical natural stones used for countertops. Natural stones are typically the most expensive countertops; however being natural, they offer the broad range of color variations occurring in nature. Hence every countertop of natural stone is unique. You select your material from unlimited colors and pattern choices and it is fabricated to your specific requirements. You can also choose from polished and honed finishes to achieve your desired look. Stone type determines maintenance. Some stones are more porous than other requiring periodic sealing for optimum protection.

Quartz Surfaces

Known as "engineered stone" quartz surfaces consist of approximately 93 percent quartz and 7 percent polymer binders and pigments and do not require sealing. These surfaces retain much of the toughness of granite. Due to the polymer binders, these surfaces are much more ductile than granite and hence have improved impact resistance. They are stain, heat, chemical, and scratch resistant. I carry the following brands:

Solid Surface Acrylics

Solid-surface plastic acrylic or polyester materials are somewhat less durable than engineered quartz surfaces; however, they are usually less expensive. These surfaces can scratch and be damaged by heat. Although in most situations scratches can be buffed away. Solid surface acrylics are prefabricated at the installer's shop. At your job, the plastic material is readily glued and the glue joints are then sanded, leaving almost no visible trace of the joint. The edge treatment for solid-surface countertops can be very elaborate With a number of edge details, backsplash and integrated sink options, these surfaces offer color palettes that allow you to create aesthetically pleasing spaces without sacrificing easy care maintenance. I carry the following brands:

Wood

Wood is considered to be the most eco-friendly option when it comes to choosing a kitchen countertop, since wood is a renewable resource. Wood countertops must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after contact with foods such as raw meat. They should also be oil treated periodically. I carry Spekva wood countertops that give you many edge detail options created from a selection of 20 wood species, including some exotic woods.
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