Visiting our slab showrooms in St. Cloud or Edina will afford you the opportunity to view full sized slabs of granite, marble, limestone, travertine, onyx, soapstone and more. Our Alexandria location offers a wide variety of material selections as well.
While granite is the most common material selection for kitchen countertops, other materials have gained popularity over the years. Knowing more about how material will perform may assist you in your selection.
Our professional, experienced staff is ready to assist in selections of over 30 different edge details and five distinct finishes.
Additional information regarding natural stone materials may be found at http://marble-institute.com/
Granite - is the hardest of natural materials for kitchen countertop options. In most cases, it offers resistance to staining, etching and scratches. With today's material selections, the array of colors and patterns offer a wide variety of options.
Marble – is often seen in current kitchen designs, however will require a bit more maintenance than granite as it is more susceptible to staining, etching and scratches. A Honed surface finish is often recommended for kitchen applications along with routine sealing. Marble is commonly used for bathroom applications such as vanities, tub decks, shower shelves, walls and wall caps.
Onyx – has truly some of the most beautiful color combinations in natural stone options. It is not suitable for kitchen countertops, however often used for vanity tops, table insets, bars and other furniture that may incorporate unique lighting techniques.