How to chose!
Choosing a new stone countertop for your kitchen or bathroom can be difficult. You have to factor in durability, cost of the material plus installation, as well as how it will harmonize with your home’s decor.
Stone Countertop Choices!
There are more countertop choices than ever when it comes to materials, colors, and patterns. Some materials such as concrete, granite, limestone, marble, and even stainless steel are migrating from the kitchen to the bathroom. Consider for kitchen counters next advice, materials that are more likely to resist stains and chips.
Make sure you have the whole picture in mind
Small samples make it hard to visualize what the material will look like in your kitchen. It’s fine to play with online design tools, but look at the materials up close and take home large samples, even if you have to pay for them. If you’re considering stone, visit the stone yard: Color and veining can vary widely even within a slab, so when you find a slab you love, reserve it.
A top-mounted sink can be used with any countertop material and is dropped in after the counter is installed. An under-mounted sink is placed under the countertop and works best with waterproof countertop materials such as concrete, solid surfacing, stainless steel, stone, or quartz. Some materials, such as solid surfacing, stainless, porcelain and cast iron can be used for the sink.
Best stone edges
Edges beveled and bull-nosed edges add style, but will raise the cost. Rounded eased edges are safer than squared edges.
Final options before getting your new countertops
As a fabricator we take final measurements, making accuracy and our responsibility. Then we do the estimate and contract to specify the material’s thickness and finish, and other fees for cutouts for the sink, faucet, and cooktop, along with edge treatment, backsplash, and removal of old counters.