Barton Creek, TX
Granite countertops are a popular choice for homeowners in Barton Creek due to their durable and elegant qualities. Granite is an extremely hard, natural stone that makes it ideal for kitchen work surfaces where it can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. It also offers a unique look by bringing texture and warmth to any space with its distinctive veining, color variations, and crystalline sparkle.
Why Choose Stone Countertops?
Natural stone countertops are strong and resistant to heat, chipping, and water. They do not get damaged like their wooden or Formica counterparts. So, choose stone countertops. The main reason our clients choose this type of countertops is the durability they offer.
Properties that have stone countertops installed in their kitchens or baths are priced higher than similar properties without stone countertops.
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Frequently asked questions
There are questions often asked by clients that can usually be answered generally. We are happy to answer your project-specific questions directly. Please read the Kitchen Remodeling Getting Started Guide and Submit the Consultation Form to Talk About Your Project.
The most common types of kitchen countertop materials are granite, marble, quartz, and wood. Granite and Quartz have the reputation of being the hardest materials, ranking them among the most durable. Quartz is highly adaptable and available in many different colors. It is also scratch-resistant. Marble and wood have softer textures and offer a gentler feel.
Some of the most important factors to consider when choosing the kitchen countertop material are durability, cost, and appearance. The idea should be to try and achieve a balance among these factors – a material that fits your desired aesthetics, is durable enough for its intended purpose, and is cost-effective. For example, Quartz is more adaptable, heat- and scratch-resistant than granite, but is typically more expensive than granite. Granite is the hardest material, but can splinter just like wood. Wood offers a natural aesthetic feel, but requires more maintenance and care.
Each of these materials comes with its own pros and cons. In the end, it boils down to your needs, preferences, and budget size.
It’s important to use the right cleaning products for your kitchen countertops so they stay looking their best. You should never scrub or wipe them with anything that is tough, like bleach. Instead, use something gentle like dish soap and damp cloths (or sponges). Avoid using household cleaners that contain acids, alkalis, and other chemicals, as their harshness may degrade the sealer on your countertop.
Sealers function as protection from staining and bacteria for your countertop, and should be regularly applied as advised by your countertop professional.
The nature of your activities on these countertops also determines how long they will last. For instance, always make sure you use cutting boards and hot pads or trivets to protect any countertop surface from scratches and heat.
There are a few potential risks associated with certain types of kitchen countertops Austin remodeling companies offer. Natural products such as wood and stone, for instance, are relatively safe to use, however, they are porous and may harbor bacteria when not properly sealed. Some countertop materials have chemicals and carcinogens that can be harmful to humans after extended exposure to them.
The price of stone countertops can vary depending on factors such as where it is sourced, the rarity of the stone or specific colors, and how much effort goes into extraction.
An important part of the kitchen countertop installation process is to make sure you hire a professional. We do not recommend installing a countertop yourself. You could end up doing more harm than good, especially if you’re not experienced with construction work. Some kitchen countertop manufacturers in Austin require that installation be carried out by certified field technicians in order for the countertop to be covered by a warranty
While walk-ins are welcome at our showrooms, we do encourage appointments. Appointments allow us to properly plan and prepare for your visit and get all needed resources ready.
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