Expert Guidance to Choose the Right Countertops for Kitchen and Bathroom Vanities
Determining the best countertops plays a very crucial role in kitchen and bathroom design. It’s an investment that people want to last for years. The stone cabinet works help you to choose the right countertop from our broad collection of different styles that fit your lifestyle.
We offer various types of stone tops for different types of kitchens and bathrooms
Nowadays, quartz gains more popularity because of its high durability and less maintenance factor.
That’s the reason why many people prefer quartz for countertops over any other stone tops. It is popular for its unique appearance. Quartz stones are incredibly hard, non-porous, heat, and stain-resistant. Quartz consists of resin, color, and minerals. There are many patterns of quartz that look like marble and granite. We offer wide color options for quartz countertops.
Granite is the second most popular stone for countertops. It also requires less maintenance. Granite stone is non-porous, highly durable, heat resistant, and can be cut into various shapes like S-shape, bullnose, square, etc. It only requires soap and water to clean granite properly. Different colors and variations are available for this type of countertop.
There’s nothing else that looks bright as white marble. The marble countertop gives a luxurious look to your kitchen, bathroom and best option for budget-friendly clients. Many shades starting from white to gray, taupe, brown, and even in green color are available in our showroom.
When it’s come to natural stone, people always choose limestone because of its natural beauty. Limestone is quite durable but due to its porous behavior, it requires more care. These countertops can contain either limestone tiles or slabs but limestone slabs are more durable than tiles. Many popular buildings were made up of limestone like the pentagon, the great pyramid of Giza, and the great sphinx, the Lincoln memorial, Kingston, etc.
Old Laminate countertops which are also known as Formica were incredibly popular during the 80s and 90s. The new laminate is a bit different from the older one. The newer laminate gives quite expensive look as compared to the older ones. There are various advantages of using laminate countertops in the kitchen which include: budget-friendly, non-porous, won’t absorb bacteria, easy to clean, and no need to worry about resealing.
Soapstone gives your countertop a soft soap-like surface. This natural stone domestically originates in the Appalachian Mountains. Soapstone is basically a mineral that is also known as steatite. The name soapstone was given to the mineral because its surface feels similar to soap which is composed of at least 50 percent of talc. Lower talc content stone is a bit harder and used to make sinks, countertops, and window sills. Soapstone countertops are durable, cost-efficient, environment-friendly, and non-porous also.
Tile countertops are for those who love to stay within the budget because tile is a worth considering option. We offer a wide variety of tiles in different shapes, sizes, and even in different materials. Some customers like to choose Granite, quartz, and marble tiles rather than large slabs because tiles are more affordable. Countertops’ durability and maintenance depend upon the material of the tile.
8. Solid Surface
Solid surface countertop is a great middle-tier option. It is a combination of acrylic and resin, having an endless number of styles including some great dupes for granite and marble. It is non-porous, homogenous and easy to repair, affordable to purchase. The Best part of choosing a solid surface material for the countertop is that you can resurface solid surface counters by yourself with fine grain sandpaper.
9. Butcher block
If you want to achieve an eco-friendly or natural look for your kitchen and bathroom, then a butcher block is the best option to choose. Butcher block countertops are made from straight cuts of wood that glued together and offer a sturdy, smooth surface. It can be used as a cutting surface for food preparation and won’t dull your knives. It has a vast variety of colors and styles that may fit in any home interior. There are a total of 15 types of wood people can use in a variety of countertops. It has natural anti-bacterial properties, more sustainable than other materials, and is easy to restore.
10. Porcelain Countertop
The porcelain is mostly made up of china clay, also known as “kaolinite”. Porcelain consists of minerals such as feldspar, metal oxides, and silica. All these mixtures are mixed together and homogenized under extreme heat to produce this material. Porcelain material is a man-made material and there is a wide variety of colors and design options available. Porcelain slabs are hard, durable, strong, and heat resistant.
11. Stainless steel
Stainless steel countertops give your kitchen an elegant tailored look. Steel countertop offers a distinctive feel and looks that blends perfectly into modern contemporary as well as in traditional kitchens without a problem. These countertops are durable, non-porous, burn-proof, shiny, rust-proof, disinfect, and easy to clean.
Concrete countertops can be a perfect fit in contemporary kitchen design. New concrete countertops are warm, shiny, and gorgeous as compared to those cold impersonal slabs of gray concrete that are functional but not remarkably. Concrete countertops are difficult to scratch, durable that gives long-lasting effect, easy to maintain, and impervious to heat. You can embed stones or other small items in concrete countertops as they can be custom build in any shape and size.
Countertop Installation and Refinishing
We’ve worked with innumerable homeowners throughout Gurnee, Grayslake, Lindenhurst, Libertyville, and other surrounding areas to create stunning work. Installing, removing, repairing stone countertops is one of our specialties.
We understand that you have your own creative ideas and vision, and we aim to create the perfect countertop for your family by bringing beautiful and functional, impressive resiliency and beauty that lasts for years. Our vision is to provide you with superb services in order to ease the stress. Our teams of Designers, Installers, and Fabricators provide you proper guidance throughout the entire project.
How much does it cost to install, repair or remove a countertop?
The total cost of the kitchen countertops depends upon the total labor hours, material you choose, and measurement. So, It’s always a good idea to rely on a professional installer for your stonework and countertops. So, trust Stone Cabinet Works today, to get the job done right. For more information contact us for a FREE design consultation or visit our showroom: Stone Cabinet Works, 7075 Grand Ave Unit #3B, Gurnee, IL 60031.
What’s next to do after Countertop Installation?
Once you have your dream custom-made countertop, you want to keep it clean and conveniently organized so everything is easy to use. Get all the products you need to organize your kitchen and bathroom accessories at Stone Cabinet Works. We have elite products and accessories to help you keep your kitchen in top shape. Choose trays, shelves, organizers, and more to customize your space.
All Types of Kitchen Organizers
- Tip out tray
- Adjustable spice shelf
- Double cutlery organizer
- In-drawer knife block
- In-drawer spice organizer
- Pegboard organizer
- Removable cleaning caddy
- Baking sheet divider
Our Other Custom Services related Home Space Includes:
- Kitchen and bath 3D design
- Kitchen and bath installation
- Home remodeling services
Want a Quick Estimate before visting?
- Measure your countertop – Refer to the sample measurement below
- Pick the color through our manufacturers’ websites (VICOSTONE, MSI)
- Email us the measurement and your stone choice (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Receive total estimate without any surprises (All cost included – edging/installation/tax/additional request if any, etc.)
- Visit our showroom for a FREE consultation and see the samples in person.
- Finalize your purchase and schedule Field Measures for installation.
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