Choosing the right material for your new kitchen countertops is a big deal. Our team at Stonesmiths, Inc. will help you design the perfect countertops to match your design goals, budget, and lifestyle. We fabricate countertops and other surfaces from stone and glass, and provide professional installation. With our help, designing and installing your new countertops will be a breeze.
Quartz is a manufactured stone product that is non-porous and resistant to scratches, staining, acid, heat, and impact. Unlike many natural stone countertops, quartz requires little maintenance and does not need to be sealed. Plus, quartz comes in a wide array of colors and patterns, making it easy for customers to find a piece that suits their needs.
2. Polished Granite
While quartz countertops are on the rise, polished granite countertops remain the top choice among homeowners. Polished granite countertops offer a high-end look and are also durable. Granite is a natural stone product, and, as one might expect, there are no two pieces that are alike. Each slab has a unique pattern of veining and colors. Granite does require some maintenance: to prevent staining, we recommend sealing granite countertops once a year.
3. Honed Granite Countertops
Matte finishes have been growing in popularity in recent years. It makes sense, then, that clients are interested in extending this trend to their countertops. Honed granite countertops meet this need with a soft, matte finish. Like polished granite, these countertops are resistant to scratches, heat, and impact, but require annual sealing to prevent staining.
Marble is timeless and elegant. While some clients choose to incorporate marble into their kitchens, we recommend it for use in bathrooms and vanities. Marble is softer and more porous than granite and quartz, making it more susceptible to stains and scratches. Marble is incredibly beautiful, but you must be vigilant with sealing and cleaning to keep it that way.
For a lighter, modern alternative to stone, consider installing glass countertops. Glass is extremely customizable as it can be cut into any shape or texture, and the color options are limitless. Glass is non-porous, making it stain resistant and hygienic.
For more information on our products, contact Stonesmiths today at (317) 770-1333 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a design consultant. We serve the entire Indianapolis area, including Carmel, Westfield, and Fishers. Our team will help you select the perfect material to design the countertops of your dreams.