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Surface Summary: Selecting Your Best Countertop

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February 15, 2022      

Before you start shopping for countertops, make sure you have a well thought out plan for your space and understand your specific lifestyle. Consider how long you plan on living in the home, as well as the cabinetry and fixtures you plan to use. You should also consider the area of your home where you plan to install new countertops. For example, the kitchen is the hub of your home, where you cook, entertain, and relax and your countertops must reflect this. These hardworking surfaces must suit your space, complement your style, and meet your needs. Today’s countertop choices are more varied and exciting than ever!

Function
Every household is different when it comes to functionality. Ranking the importance of factors such as durability, stain resistance and ease of maintenance are very important. Are you a chef who slices and dices seven nights a week? Do you have a glass of wine while getting ready in front of your vanity? Do your kids smear blueberry jelly most mornings? Thinking about these factors such as durability, stain resistance, and ease of maintenance is important when selecting your countertop.

Style
When choosing a surface, consider which you find appealing; is it the look, the feel, texture, or color? Consider additional details, including thickness, overhang, and edge options. Upon your visit to Architectural Surfaces, we encourage you to bring in any fabric, paint, cabinet, or tile samples to help make sure your countertop works with the aesthetic of your space.

Budget
This part isn’t the most fun, but it is the only way to determine your options. Along with material costs, consider any fees for installation and delivery, as well as any custom details such as edge treatments, integrated sinks, and backsplashes. While we don’t sell directly to the public, we have created an easy price range from A-D to give you a general idea of cost. Your best bet is to work with a stone fabricator first to get an idea of installation cost for your specific project. The fabricator can then give you a price range (by letter) to stay within while shopping for countertops.

Our extensive collection of products ensures proper tailoring for all projects, needs, and expectations. With globally sourced Natural Stone, durable MetroQuartz, PentalQuartz, and diverse Tile offerings, we have everything you need to fulfill your vision.

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