COUNTERTOPS

Our Countertop Promise

We offer rock-solid service, experience, and only the finest quality. The kitchen is the ultimate place to gather and relax with family and friends. Whether you pick natural or man-made stone, we handcraft each piece to your specifications and requested finishes. Most countertops can be installed in one day, so there is minimal downtime for your family. Typically we can remove your old countertops, install the new countertops, install a new sink, and reconnect the plumbing all on the same day.

How to Estimate Square Feet

  • Step 1: Grab a pencil, paper, measuring tape, and/or ruler.
  • Step 2:  Roughly draw the shape of your countertop space. Your drawing does not need to be to scale.
  • Step 3: Using your tape measure, measure in inches the dimensions of all the countertop space you would like installed. Put the measurements on your rough drawing as you go. Please indicate the approximate location of any required cutouts for under-mount or drop-in sinks, drop-in cooktops, etc. If you would like a backsplash, please indicate where you would like it by drawing a double line along that length of the countertop. It is best to round up to the nearest half-inch for pricing purposes.
  • Step 4: Mark each piece (Piece 1, Piece 2, etc.).
  • Step 5: Show rounded corners and any special details if required.
  • Step 6: Indicate product material, color, and any other information that will help us quote your countertops as accurately as possible.
  • Step 7: Multiply the width by the length of each piece and add those numbers together. Divide the total number by 144 to get the total square footage.

Example

Piece #1: 26” x 83” = 2,158”

Piece #2: 36” x 100” = 3,600”

Add piece #1 to piece #2: 2,158” + 3,600” = 5,758” divided by 144 = 39.99’ (40 square feet)

Countertop Thickness

Stone slabs are typically available in two thicknesses: 2 cm and 3 cm. The 2 cm stone is about 3/4” thick, and the 3 cm stone is 1 1/8” to 1 3/8” thick. The 2 cm is the most common in Utah and typically has a flat front edge and square-shaped corners. It can be mitered so it looks 1.5” thick when installed, whereas the 3 cm stone can have many different edge designs and round or square corners.

Edge Styles

There are many edge styles available, but for some reason, the flat, more square edge is extremely popular in Utah, partially because it costs less to manufacture. We rarely get requests for anything except a square edge.

What is Granite?

granite sample 1Granite countertops have a rich beauty that other countertop materials cannot match. Granite is a natural stone with a timeless aura and appeal. Granite is an excellent choice if you need something natural that adds value to your home.

Granite is a popular choice because it offers incredible durability at a low price. In fact, the value of granite continues to increase with time. This material is almost indestructible and is second in hardness only to diamonds. It is so hard, even steel knives rarely scratch the surface of a granite countertop. Because it is a natural stone, it will require some simple maintenance so you can enjoy your beautiful granite countertop for years to come.

Granite Advantages

One huge perk is that you don’t have to worry about sitting a hot pan on granite countertops. This material is perfect in the kitchen as part of your food-prep area because bacterial contamination isn’t much cause for concern with proper sealing. With a mild detergent and some warm water, even cleaning this type of countertop is a breeze.

granite sample 2Since granite is a natural stone, it’s especially popular for those who value ecofriendly countertops. With hundreds of colors and variations, granite can match any space. Due to the composition of the stone, every slab of granite is unique, allowing you to find the perfect look for your home.

Maintaining Granite

granite sample 3Simply keep it clean with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water. Seal it a few times a year to protect it from staining and bacteria. It rarely takes more than a few minutes to seal the entire kitchen countertop surface area.

What is Quartz?

quartz sample 1Before looking at the benefits of installing quartz countertops in your home, it is necessary to understand what quartz is. Quartz is an engineered—i.e., man-made—material.

One thing many people don’t know is that quartz countertops are not entirely quartz. In fact, 7–10 percent of the material is a polymeric or cement-based binder. The other 90–93 percent is a mixture of granite, marble, and natural stone, as well as other wastes like silica, glass, ceramic, and actual quartz. This mixture of different stones and wastes is what gives quartz its unique appearance.

Quartz Advantages

Quartz is a fairly durable and low-maintenance countertop material that offers the appearance of a natural material with lighter color options and consistency. Although quartz is man-made, we still recommend sealing it several times a year to protect your investment.

Moreover, quartz is available in virtually any color imaginable, so you do not have to limit the theme of your kitchen or bathroom to the colors of natural stone.

quartz sample 2Quartz is also antimicrobial, which means bacteria, mold, and mildew should not penetrate the surface. The resin binders in quartz allow you to enjoy the beauty of natural stone without the problems that come with other materials. This nonporous material is the perfect place for meal prepping. Quartz is the ideal option for anyone who wants countertops that are easy to maintain while still giving their home a contemporary look.

Maintaining Quartz

quartz sample 3Quartz countertops are loved for their stain-resistant abilities. Even the worst spills like wine, lemon juice, soda, and tea are typically not a match against quartz. As with all countertops, it’s still important to clean any spill as soon as it happens. Warm water, mild dishwashing detergent, and a soft cloth will do the trick.