Countertops

Caesarstone

CaesarstoneFounded in 1987, Caesarstone was an early pioneer of the natural quartz surfaces market. Its dominant position in the market has been achieved through continuous investment, extensive research and development, highly trained personnel and an advanced market infrastructure.

Caesarstone evolved a new kind of work surface by adding quartz to the Bretonstone process. The manufacture of slabs from a mixture of ground quartz aggregates, pigments and polymers proved to be the unique components necessary for this new generation of surfacing. As a result of this advanced technology, Caesarstone is able to provide improved products with unprecedented physical properties superior to those of marble, granite and other manufactured surfaces. For more than a decade Caesarstone has set new standards in innovation and craftsmanship and continues to set the trends in the industry.


Q PREMIUM QUARTZ

Q Premium Natural Quartz is a natural quartz surface made by an optimal fusion of quartz and resin materials. Q is naturally beautiful yet incredibly durable. Treated and pressed, natural quartz stone is one of nature’s hardest minerals.

Q combines sleek contemporary styling with demonstrated strength and performance. Q is scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and is offered in an array of modern colors providing a beautiful and discerning countertop solution for Homeowners, Architects, and Designers alike. Backed by a Residential Lifetime Warranty, Q’s extreme durability makes it ideal for today’s kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Q Premium Natural Quartz surfaces are the ultimate integration between natural and manufactured materials giving it superior function over granite.

Kitchen Remodeling Contractor Hartford County CTQ does not require sealing, re-polishing or reconditioning. Keeping your Q countertop clean is easy. Simply wipe down with warm water and a mild detergent. Q is 99.93% solid and resist stains from coffee, tea, wine, grape juice, food coloring, nail polish and many other agents that permanently stain or ruin more vulnerable countertop surfaces.

Q’s smooth and impervious surface is unsuitable for bacteria and microorganism to harbor and grow. If safety and hygiene are a part of your countertop purchasing decision, Q is the perfect choice for your kitchen.

Q Natural Quartz Surface is manufactured using internationally patented Bretonstone® system of Breton S.p.A., Italy, as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing systems across the globe.

CAMBRIA

Family-Owned, American Made

At Cambria, we pride ourselves on being the only family-owned, American-made producer of natural quartz surfaces. It’s a rare combination in today’s increasingly globalized marketplace. For our customers, it results in quality that can be felt from start to finish, in products and our customers’ experience.  Our goal is simple. Help you create the home of your dreams, without compromising beauty or performance.More captivating than other quartz counters, more durable than granite, Cambria creates unique surfaces with the true elegance you demand of natural stone, and the hard-working performance your everyday life requires.

GRANITE AND MARBLE

 Countertop Installation Contractor Hartford County CTTough, durable and possessing a natural beauty, granite countertops, also known as worktops and work surfaces, and granite cabinets can compliment any contemporary or more traditional style of kitchen.

Using granite and countertops? Granite is a natural stone, and is therefore subject to natural variations, offering a truly unique appearance. Uniformity can be achieved, however, so an overall look of color and texture can be achieved. Apart from the durability and natural look of granite, it remains cool in a way no other surface can, and is therefore of practical use in some cooking where ingredients are best kept cool, such as in baking.

Granite comes in a variety of colors from light greys and whites to darker shades, allowing it to be matched with any choice of flooring, décor and cabinets. Patterning is equally as varied, from almost plain to rich swirling patterns and speckling.

New granite countertops can be kept in the best condition by a little thought and care. For example, granite is prone to becoming scratched; but this can be easily avoided by using chopping boards placed on the granite countertop for cutting and chopping. Careful placement of kitchen utensils and hot pans will help prolong the life and maintain the beauty of your granite surfaces.

When thinking about the choice between granite or marble work surfaces, it is worth considering the kind of look you wish to achieve, the costs, and maintenance. Just as with granite, care needs to be taken when using marble worktops in order to ensure it retains its natural beauty and is not damaged.

Marble is softer than granite; it is also more porous and therefore more prone to becoming stained and damaged. Granite is formed from molten magma, and is therefore harder and less porous than marble. As it is harder, granite is less prone to being damaged or stained than marble is.

Granite is available in two different forms that influence the pattern obtained: Variegated granite has been subjected to movement during its formation, and the characteristic swirls and veins are of different colors to the rest of the stone. Each piece will be truly unique and whether the stone is used for work surfaces, granite cabinets or other uses each piece will be truly unique.

As may be expected, consistent granite possesses the same pattern throughout each slab and a more uniform consistency of overall look can be achieved; additionally, consistent granite slabs are also more easily joined together than variegated granite.

Granite and cabinets work beautifully together, whether you are seeking to achieve a traditional look or a contemporary one. The natural beauty of granite blends perfectly with either exposed or painted wood of all shades and grains. More contemporary high gloss lacquered and painted finishes can also work in harmony with granite.

The benefits of choosing granite are clear: its durability, cool feel, and ability to offer a variety of shades and patterns makes it the ideal choice to blend with either traditional or contemporary designs.