Design your kitchen and bathroom the way you want!
Tired of your old, outdated kitchen and bathroom, but unsure what you should do? Often, the easiest way to update your design is to replace your counter and vanity tops with stone, and inspiration will flow from there! Stone tops can significantly change the way any room looks, and you can do worse than design your kitchen and bathroom around it. You don’t need to hire an interior designer (whose ideas may not go with your personality.) Instead, let us help you design your kitchen and bathroom the way you want! Here are some things we can offer.
The great thing about what we do is we can give you a wide variety of stone options for your kitchen and bathroom design. We import granite and marble from Brazil, Italy, and India, and we get new arrivals everyday. In fact, we have the widest selection of granite and marble in the Madison area, some of which are not found with any other stone supplier in Wisconsin. If natural stone is your preference, you are sure to find the perfect one in our warehouse.
We can also offer you quartz stones from top manufacturers. Just look through their catalogues (which are regularly updated), and pick the ones you like. We will take care of the rest for you.
Best of all, we have unbeatable prices in Wisconsin for our stone, fabrication services, and installation, so we are definitely the ones to give you your dream kitchen and bathroom within your budget.
Large selection of colors
Aside from the type of stones we offer, we also have them in all the colors available. Granite and marble, being natural stones, are often limited to what comes from the quarry. However, if it is available in the colors you want, you will definitely see them in our inventory.
Granite, in particular, comes in more than 120 colors, from the darkest to the lightest. If you like dark colors, you can choose from Black Wave to Quartzito. For light colors, you have Super White to Blue Flower. You can also go for earth tones, such as this really beautiful Mascarello Gold, or the Lapidus. Some colors may not always be available, especially the popular ones, but you are sure to find something similar or even better among our collections.
Different brands of quartz stones
If you want your kitchen and bathroom design to have a more uniform look, quartz stones may be more to your liking. These are always available and easy to match as they are man made.
We carry the top brands in quartz stones, and each one offers their own distinctive colors and designs. Here are some things you may want to know before choosing from the catalogs.
One of the better-known quartz stone brands, Silestone is composed of quartz, resin, and various pigments, it is highly durable and resilient, with patented anti-bacterial features. Because it is non-porous, it is stain-resistant, which means it does not need sealing. It is a great choice for use for kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Silestone offers more than 90 colors and designs. It has a warranty of 25 years.
Caesarstone is one of the first of the quartz stones. The manufacturing company started the trend in quartz stones in 1987. It is made of a compound of quartz, pigments, and polymers using the Bretonstone process of manufacturing stone products. It is heat resistant, durable, and currently comes with a 10-year limited warranty after installation. The quality of Caesarstone products are continually improving because of ongoing research and development.
HanStone Quartz is a manufactured quartz stone composed of natural quartz crystals in various hues to produce the most natural-looking finish to a product, so expect some color variance in some models. The manufacturer uses Breton™ technology to produce its stone products. Quartz has six times the durability and strength of granite, and it is non-porous and stain-resistant. HanStone Quartz surfaces are available in more than 60 colors and designs.
Granite vs Quartz vs Marble
Getting confused over choosing the right stone for your kitchen and bathroom design? Well, that’s the thing with having so many options. Fortunately, we can help you there as well. Below is a brief description of the pros and cons of granite vs quartz vs marble. It should give you a better idea of what you need.
Granite is probably the most popular stone used for bathroom vanities, just as it is the usual choice for kitchen countertops. It is very popular because it is the most abundant stone on earth and a very durable one. Granite is an igneous rock, which means it was formed from magma under immense pressure over a long time. It will take a lot to damage granite irreparably, so it is ideal for use in situations of heavy use and abuse. Additionally, no two natural stone slabs are the exactly the same, so you avoid a cracker box look to your kitchen and bathroom even if you use a standard design. You can legitimately claim that each of your stone tops is the only one of its kind.
• Typically light, but also available in many medium and dark colors and patterns
• Relatively affordable compared to other stone types; prices start at $45 per square foot
• Very durable
• Resistant to scratches and stains
• Heat tolerant
• Requires little maintenance
• Long lasting
• Light colored granites are porous and require sealing
• May be hard to find matching slabs
Ideal for: Heavily-used kitchens and bathrooms if given reasonable care; low to medium budget
Quartz stone is synthetic, engineered to simulate the look and feel of natural stone. It is comprised in large part (at least 90%) of quartz crystals, and may include recycled materials as well as polymer resin as a binder, and coloring agents. Quartz stones are readily available in many colors and designs under several brand names, the top ones of which include HansStone, Silestone, and Caesarstone.
• Extremely durable
• Non-porous, so it does not need sealing
• Resistant to scratches, stains, and heat
• Readily available in a wide variety of colors, designs, and thickness
• Requires practically no maintenance
• Heavier than natural stone, so installation may cost more
• More expensive than natural stone, price starts at $60 per square foot
• Possibility of color fading under direct sunlight (dark stones)
• High polish finish shows smudges and fingerprints
• Abrasive materials and caustic chemicals can dull the surface
Ideal for: Heavily-used kitchens and bathrooms, preferably away from direct sunlight; medium to high budget
For sheer good looks, nothing can beat marble. The look and feel of it imparts understated elegance to any room. Aside from esthetics, marble is still a stone, so it is also functional. Because it is always a few degrees cooler than the ambient temperature, it is a great choice for homes in warm climates.
• Relatively durable with proper care and maintenance
• Takes a high polish as well as a matte finish equally well
• Incomparable beauty and elegance in any situation
• Relatively expensive, especially exotic stones; typical prices start from $50 per square foot
• Highly porous; stains easily
• Relatively soft; etches and scratches easily
• Requires sealing at all times
Ideal for: Lightly used bathrooms and kitchen work surfaces; pastry making; warm climates; medium to high budget