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Custom Countertops in Northern Utah

A Worry-Free Countertop Designer

Your custom countertop should be a reflection of your personal style. However, we’re often faced with so many options that we get lost in the sheer variety. At Signature Marble and Granite, we love helping Northern Utah clients choose the perfect countertop materials for their homes. Whether you’re shopping for the kitchen or bathroom, we have gorgeous options pulled straight from the quarry. Learn more about the materials we can use to make your custom countertop a reality.

We Offer a Variety of Beautiful Countertop Options

Do you love the look of granite? Maybe the elegance of marble piques your fancy. Whatever aesthetic you have in mind, our elite designers are glad to accommodate you. Simply let us know your style and durability needs, and we’ll craft a unique countertop that will complete your space. Take your pick from these popular bathroom and kitchen countertop materials:

  • Marble:  Nothing beats the sophistication of marble! White marble countertops are perfect for classic kitchens and bright bathrooms.
  • Granite:  Every slab of granite is unique, so you can be sure your space is one of a kind! Choose from a spectrum of colors and textures.
  • Quartz:   A custom quartz countertop is perfect for clients looking for something that’s as durable as it is stylish. Quartz isn’t porous, which means it’s hard to stain and easy to clean.
  • Porcelain:  High-quality porcelain countertops are an excellent option that melds beauty and convenience. These stunning surfaces are scratch-proof, heatproof, and easy to clean.
  • Quartzite:  Quartzite countertops are a great way to get the beauty of marble with a little extra durability. This kitchen and bathroom countertop material is tougher than granite and won’t etch.

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When you choose Signature Marble and Granite, you’ll get best-in-class custom countertops. We believe you deserve the gold standard in materials, and we even encourage clients to visit the quarry to pick out a stone slab for themselves. Our seasoned designers are here to listen to your preferences and bring your vision to life. Once you’ve chosen a material, we’ll take it from there handling all the cutting, shaping, polishing, and finishing. Contact our Northern Utah team today to learn more about our beautiful, durable countertop materials.

Countertop Materials Frequently Asked Questions

Upgrading your bathroom or kitchen countertops can help increase your home’s value while updating its design and functionality. Giving yourself more space to meal prep in the kitchen can enhance your cooking experience and make the space feel more accessible. Investing in more durable countertops for your bathroom can help protect them from mold, mildew, heat, and scratches.

However, choosing the right countertop material can feel a bit daunting with so many options to consider. Below, we’ve answered frequently asked questions about selecting countertop materials to aid your decision. If you need further information, we urge you to contact us and schedule a consultation with someone from our experienced team at Signature Marble and Granite.

There isn’t a “one size fits all” as to which countertop material is best for your kitchen or bathroom. The answer depends on your needs, preferences, and budget. Each countertop material has its own unique qualities and benefits. It’s important to consider many factors when making your decision, including:

  • Durability
  • Maintenance
  • Cost
  • Aesthetics (Color, Style, Pattern, etc.)

The answer to this depends on your specific preferences and priorities. Laminate countertops may be among the most budget-friendly options, but they aren’t as durable as natural stone materials. Quartz countertops offer style and durability at an affordable price point. Investing in higher-quality, high-end countertops now can save you money in the long run by avoiding frequent repairs or replacements. Weigh a few of the pros and cons of each of these countertop materials we offer:

  • Granite – Granite is durable and heat-resistant, but it requires regular sealing. Poorly sealed granite countertops can be more porous, absorbing liquid spills and housing harmful bacteria.
  • Marble – Marble offers timeless beauty, but it can be prone to staining and scratching. Marble countertops are great for cooking because they cool naturally, though they aren’t completely resistant to heat.
  • Quartz – Quartz is one of the most durable countertop materials, but it can be costly to install. Quartz countertops are non-porous and are far less likely to chip or crack when compared to other countertop materials. However, quartz is susceptible to heat and UV damage.
  • Quartzite – Quartzite has the beauty of marble combined with the durability of granite. It’s low-maintenance and UV-resistant, but it’s expensive, difficult to install, and prone to scratching.
  • Porcelain – Porcelain countertops are easy to maintain and renowned for their durability and hardness. However, porcelain will crack with enough force and comes in limited profile options compared to other countertop materials.

Granite and marble countertops generally have the highest resale value, thanks to their durability and aesthetic appeal. Other high-end options like quartz or quartzite can add value to your home. It’s essential to consider current style and market trends in your local area when deciding which countertop material will help you increase your home’s resale value.

How to refinish your countertops will vary depending on the material you select. Countertop refinishing generally involves sanding down the countertop surface, applying a new layer of finish or sealant, and possibly adding a new coat of paint or stain. High-end materials like granite or quartz may benefit from professional refinishing for the best results. You’ll want to research the recommended maintenance and refinishing methods for your specific countertop material to protect your investment and avoid unnecessary repairs or replacements. Reach out to our experts with questions or concerns about refinishing your countertops.

Yes, marble is a porous material. It has small pores or openings on its surface that can absorb liquids. If left unsealed or poorly sealed, marble is more susceptible to spills and stains penetrating the stone and making it difficult to remove them. However, with proper sealing, marble is more resistant to staining. When properly sealed and cared for, marble countertops can last a lifetime, making them a valuable investment for your home. Marble countertops are easy to maintain with regular sealing and cleaning, allowing you to keep them looking as good as new with little effort.

Marble may be renowned for its durability, but it’s a relatively soft natural stone. Depending on their specific mineral combination, most marble slabs have a Mohs scale of mineral hardness rating of 3-5. While it can withstand daily use and the wear and tear of being a countertop material, marble may be more prone to scratches than harder natural stones like granite or quartzite. However, marble is heat-resistant, meaning you can place hot pots and pans directly on its surface without worrying about damaging your countertops. With adequate maintenance and sealing, marble countertops can last a lifetime for timeless, elegant beauty.

Marble comes in a wide array of colors, from classic white and gray to more unusual shades of green, pink, and blue. Marble color variations are due to different minerals present in the stone. For example, the presence of iron oxide will give marble a pink or reddish tint, while serpentine will result in a greener shade of marble. These color variations make marble a versatile countertop material choice, allowing homeowners to complement any design aesthetic. With its unique veining patterns and color variations, each slab of marble is truly one-of-a-kind. The possibilities are endless with this stunning natural stone!

Honed marble refers to a type of finish that gives it a smoother, matte-like appearance. Unlike polished marble, which has a glossy look, honed marble has a more muted, natural finish. Honed marble makes a great option if you prefer a subtler look for your bathroom or kitchen countertops. Honed marble surfaces also won’t show minor damages such as scratches as prominently as polished marble surfaces because of their generally rougher texture. We typically recommend honed marble for high-traffic areas or ones that may get wet often, making them ideal for kitchen and bathroom countertops.

Because spills are common in the kitchen and bathroom, many homeowners worry about stains on their kitchen and bathroom countertops. You needn’t worry about staining with porcelain, as it’s a non-porous material and highly resistant to liquids and cleaning chemicals. Because it’s less porous than most natural stones, such as marble or granite, porcelain will not stain as easily as other materials. If you have a busy household with children, porcelain countertops make a perfect choice.

Porcelain is a type of ceramic material made by firing clay at high temperatures. It’s renowned for its strength, density, and resistance to water and stains, making it an ideal countertop material choice. Porcelain countertops offer homeowners many benefits, including:

  • Durability – One of the main advantages of porcelain is its durability. Porcelain is a hard material capable of withstanding heavy use without chipping or cracking. This makes it perfect for high-traffic areas, including bathroom and kitchen countertops.
  • Versatility – Porcelain countertops come in various colors, patterns, and finishes, making them a versatile choice for any design aesthetic. They can mimic the look of natural stone or come in unique designs to give any space more character. Additionally, porcelain can be cut into different shapes and sizes, giving you endless customization possibilities.
  • Beauty – Porcelain countertops offer long-lasting beauty, adding value and functionality to any space. Whether you’re looking for a more modern or traditional style, porcelain countertops suit every aesthetic need.

Countertops often see daily use, making them susceptible to wear and tear, especially in a busy household. Porcelain is highly resistant to chipping, making it a durable option for your bathroom or kitchen countertops. It’s strong enough to withstand the weight of heavy kitchen appliances and resist damage caused by accidental impacts or dropped items on its surface. We recommend using cutting boards and trivets on your porcelain countertops to prevent scratching or heat damage. With proper care and maintenance, your porcelain countertops will continue to look beautiful for years to come.

Porcelain countertops can be found in most home improvement stores and specialty tile shops, not to mention online, through various retailers. When shopping for porcelain countertops, it pays to do your research and compare prices to get the best deal. Signature Marble and Granite makes shopping for custom porcelain countertops, sinks, fixtures, and tiling a breeze in Northern Utah. Whatever you need porcelain for in your home, our team would be happy to help manage the project from start to finish with our exceptional customer service and craftsmanship. Reach out today to get started with a quote!

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