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The Countertop Shopping Guide

Countertop shopping can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these simple tips you’ll be browsing the market with ease and selecting your new tops in no time!

Project Details

This isn’t needed if you are just browsing, but when it comes to pricing, it is good to know your project’s square footage and basic details.

Selecting Surface Type – What You Need To Know

Granite

This natural stone countertop is a popular choice for kitchens due to their unique natural beauty and durability. With its heat-resistant qualities, granite is far superior to other surfaces like marble and laminate. Granite countertops come in a wide range of colors and styles, so browse samples giving yourself endless options to choose from.

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Quartz

This up and coming stone is making a name for itself in the industry and here is why! Quartz countertops offer the look of natural stone without the upkeep. Quartz countertops have become the leading choice for countertop surfaces due to its increased durability, low maintenance and wide range of design options. This surface is composed of a natural blend of quartz and polyester resin, it is a stain, scratch, and impact resistant. So, if you are busy and on the go, this could be your perfect stone match! We recommend browsing the variety of colors and patterns that mimic many of your favorite natural stones.

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Eco-Friendly Stone

Wanting your space to look effortlessly beautiful yet sustainable? Is going green and environmental issues one your priority list?  Well, shop no further the eco-friendly stone option is the one for you! This countertop is composed of recyclable materials like glass and requires similar maintenance as Natural Stone countertops.

Recycled Surfaces

Stand Tall

Selecting your countertop height is an important thing to take into consideration based on you and your family’s needs. The standard height for a kitchen countertop is 36 inches. Depending on your personal preference, you can lower or raise the counter height 1-3 inches.

Don’t be on Edge

Edges are nothing to stress about! At BC Stone we broke them down to three different categories to make your selection easier! Ready to browse our edges? Click here!

Take a Trial Run

Don’t make a decision and commit to something you are unsure about. Test out your new countertops by taking home samples and placing them in your kitchen or bathroom to get an idea on how they will look against your space’s lighting, flooring, and cabinetry.

Now that you have our guide to countertops you are ready to shop! To get started on your project check out our wide selection of countertops and see what we have in stock in our live-inventory! For more design tips and tricks, visit our blog!

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