Custom Touch Interiors has the best installers and selection of Natural Stone slabs and variety of Quartz available. Choose from marble, quartz, soapstone, granite, quartzite or any other solid surface material and we’ll help you complete your custom project!
Your Guide to Countertop Selections:
How do you choose the right countertop for your project? There are so many options to consider. Ask your builder or designer what is right for you and your budget.
There’s no right answer. The “best” material for kitchen countertop applications is completely dependent upon the preferences of the owner. It’s a personal decision. . Here are a few details that will help you understand what to expect:
Man-made Slabs: These are manufactured or engineered materials used for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is a specific thickness, other times it is the control of having multiple slabs and having consistent color from one to then next.
Quartz - A mixture of natural quartz and other natural stone dust, resins and synthetic polymers, quartz comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Not all quartz is created equal. Make sure you are selecting a manufactured product that is durable and trusted.
Concrete - These can be designed specifically for your space and is often poured in place.
Laminate - are made from layers of plastic that are bonded to particleboard or paper to create a solid surface. Available in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns, ranging from options that look like marble to ones that mirror the appearance of stainless steel.
Resin/Solid Surface - most often acrylic, but also polyester resins, marble dust, and other pigments blended.
Recycled Glass - Recycled glass countertops are composed of recycled glass in a cement or petroleum based binder. A finished recycled glass countertop often ranges from 70 to 85 percent in recycled content.
Natural Stone Slabs: These are stones that are quarried out of the ground and then cut from blocks into slabs. While there are certain species of stone that look alike, not a single slab will be exactly like another. Every single piece of stone is different. Types of natural stone slabs include:
Soapstone & Marbles - These stones offer the look of antiquity. Soft to the touch like silk, these slabs are gorgeous if you expect and can live with patina and aging. They are porous and etch from acids easily. The best applications for these are in areas that either don’t see a lot of traffic or a bathroom.
Granite - Durable and readily available material, these slabs are harder than marbles and can withstand the every day use of a kitchen with ease. Naturally heat and stain resistant.
Quartzite - Quartzite is metamorphosed granite or marble. It is denser than most natural stone. This also makes it harder to fabricate, but worth the difficulty as it is the most durable material, even over man-made options.
Natural Quartz Crystals - Solid, naturally occurring crystal slabs can be translucent in nature, offering the opportunity to under light them and showcase them in spectacular ways. You see these exotic beauties mostly in hotels, or high end applications.