Enhance Your Spaces with High-Quality Countertops
When it comes to designing or remodeling your kitchen and bathroom one of the most important elements are the countertops. Countertops see a lot of action; in the kitchen they take some abuse from spilled liquids, hot pots and pans, sharp knives and in the bathroom they are the resting place for spilled make-up and toothpaste, hair dryers, hot curling irons and much more.
Setting and staying within a budget, and dealing with the installation process is time consuming. Problems and delays can make things even worse. This is where hiring a professional, like Great Lakes Carpet & Tile, makes all the difference.
Largest Selection of Countertops
There are a variety of materials available today for countertops and many times no one material is best for all surfaces. This is especially true from a design perspective; combining different materials in creative applications always makes for a show stopper space!
Visit our Wildwood, FL showroom and discover how to make your kitchen and bath more inviting with various countertop options. Our in-house designers will show you our huge selection of granite, marble, quartz and quartzite countertops plus answer all your questions about quality care and maintenance post installation.
Which Stone is Right for You?
Granite is a dense, durable stone used in most kitchens and baths. It is resistant to scratching, but it is not a “scratch-proof” product. Each piece of granite varies in denseness and scratch resistance. It is quarried all over the globe, but most granite imported into the U.S. comes from India, Brazil, China, or Italy.
Although granite is resistant to staining, it is required to seal granite as needed. In kitchen applications, granite is also resistant to heat. Hot pots and pans are never an issue for this product. With many colors and styles to choose from, granite is the most commonly used stone for a countertop application.
Marble is commonly known as a beautiful and luxurious stone, used in most bathrooms and kitchens. Where granite is resistant to scratching, marble is quite the opposite. Marble is a porous product, making it more susceptible to scratching and staining. Additionally, the minerals in marble are easily affected by chemicals in many food products, including lemons and limes.
Marble requires regular sealing in order to prevent etching and staining. Marble is also known for its veining. With the proper care and maintenance, marble is an ideal product for any kitchen or bath!
Nothing compares to the beauty of natural stone, but when it comes to style and durability, quartz products are the pinnacle of stone performance. Most of these products are made of 93% quartz and 7% resin, creating a low maintenance, stain-free countertop. Whether you’re looking for that classic stone look, or a modern contemporary look, quartz products have a huge selection of color options to choose from.
Quartzite is quickly becoming the gold standard for those who want a tough, reliable kitchen countertop that not only looks amazing, but can also withstand a lot of abuse. Quartzite provides the look of marble or dolomite, and the hardness of granite. In fact, quartzite is harder than granite and some types are relatively non-porous.
Contact Great Lakes Carpet & Tile
When you’re considering a new look for your kitchen or bath, we invite you to contact a Great Lakes Carpet & Tile representative at our Wildwood, Florida showroom to create the countertops with the functionality you need.
We know you will be impressed with our vast selection. We have slabs available in a variety of neutral shades, including white, cream, gray, tan, brown, black, gold, etc. in speckled patterns and low variation as well as high variation. No two slabs are alike. We know we can help you choose the best countertop solution for your home and then install it for you right the first time. Don’t waste your time with amateurs who don’t have the experience to install your countertops the right way.
To visit our showroom, please go to our Wildwood location page for directions or call us today at (352) 504-0240.