Imagine New Countertops in your Home
Did you know that the very first Vietnam Veterans Memorial was created right here in Wentzville? The Memorial is a single column of red granite and on top there is a carved figure of an eagle. There is just something about carved stone that pleases your eyes. At Arch City Granite we provide a variety of countertops that will improve the look of any kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room in your home. If you have a color scheme in mind, we can help you find what you want. We use special computerized measuring equipment that removes human error. We measure right the first time and provide you with quality countertops that will magnify the beauty in your home. For countertops in Wentzville, you need Arch City Granite.
The First Thing to Know About Stone
We have a variety of different surfaces that you will be able to choose from. Each type of countertop has its own unique personality. If you need help making a decision on the type of countertop you should install in your home, we want to help. Not all stone surfaces are created equal. When choosing a countertop, color is important but so is the functionality. Here is some information that will help you choose the right type of countertops in Wentzville for your home.
- Marble: With its glass like surface, smooth lines, and vivid veins of color, marble countertops will transform any kitchen into pure beauty. While marble has that sophisticated appearance, it does require a bit of work. A little prevention goes a long way toward keeping your marble counters looking their best. Use hot pads or trivets when cooking. Make certain you clean up any spills immediately. Marble is porous, so certain oils and acids can stain your marble counters. You should avoid cleaning marble with vinegar, because acidic substances can etch the surface. Your Marble countertop will need to be resealed periodically. With a little bit of care, your marble countertops will retain their majestic beauty.
- Soapstone: Unlike marble, soapstone is super dense. That non-porous property means that you won’t have to worry about staining your counters. You could even spill a glass of red wine and not worry about it getting into your countertop. Soapstone is softer than other surfaces so you will want to avoid activities that will scratch or dent the surface. However, soapstone is also very forgiving, if you scratch or chip the surface, you can sand out the imperfections.
- Granite: You have probably seen granite countertops in many different homes. Granite countertops are among the most popular type of countertop and there is a reason for that. Granite is extremely durable. The surface is hard enough that you can cut food with a knife directly on the surface and you won’t scratch it. You can set hot pots and pans from your oven right on your countertop. Granite requires little maintenance, but you will need to have the surface resealed about once a year.
- Quartz: Quartz is a newer contender for maximum durability. The thing you will notice about a quartz countertop is the sheer number of choices. You can find any color you can imagine. There is a reason for that, quartz countertops are engineered. Ground quartz is mixed with a special resin to create a countertop that looks just like a real slab of stone. The countertop is around 95% quartz and 5% resin. If you think this means the countertop will scratch and chip easily, think again. Quartz is among the hardest materials on earth. A quartz countertop has the same durability features as granite. The only difference is the heat. You cannot place hot pots and pans directly on a quartz countertop because it reacts with the resin. You will need to use hot pads or trivets.
Arch City Granite
Take the first step toward making the inside of your home eye catching and beautiful. All you need to do is contact Arch City Granite. If you have additional questions, stop by and see us. You can see our wide selection of surfaces and we can help you pick the right countertops in Wentzville for your home.
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