Countertops: Get to the bottom of the right top.
We understand. Choosing the right countertop from the type to the look can seem daunting. And because we have so many choices to select from, we make it our mission to share with you the pros and cons of each. So that through our expertise and options, you can choose the right one for your project. No matter how big or small your need, whether replacing a countertop or adding one to a new space.
Check out your options, including Quartz, Cultured Marble, Laminate, Wood and Granite.
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Step by step consultation and estimating
In effort to help you select the right countertop, each Chase Lumber location uses the following process:
Step 1: Call or stop into your local Chase Lumber with your rough dimensions, countertop type/colors desired and budget (if known).
Step 2: Your designer reviews your dimensions and provides countertop type recommendations based on best fit for your needs and budget.
Step 3: Estimates on recommendations are provided for review.
Step 4: If needed, contractor recommendations are incorporated for installation.
While an engineered (man-made) stone, quartz countertops can stand on their own against their granite counterparts. An investment, quartz countertops are durable, nonporous plus stain and crack resistant, quartz countertops require no sealing and come in hundreds of colors. In addition, they are easy to clean and will accept undermount sinks. With that said, quartz countertops have visible seams and are not heat resistant.
A popular choice, to find out if quartz countertops will be yours stop into your local Chase Lumber and let’s narrow down the options from our vast selection of name brands, including: Viatera, Corian Quartz, Wilson Art, Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone, Vicostone, Hanstone, Dekton
Cultured Marble Countertops
Mainly chosen for bathroom sink tops and windowsills, cultured marble countertops can be a beautiful choice. With an integrated sink molded into the top, you avoid seams (and there are several integrated sink styles available). To personalize your top, matte or gloss finishes are available along with several color choices including swirled marble, solid, onyx and granite patterns.
A few things to take into consideration are that cultured marble is an investment, and the gloss finish is prone to scratching, knicks and burns which are not repairable
If you envision a cultured marble countertop in your future, stop into your local Chase Lumber and let’s talk recommendations from our top brands that include: Classic Marble by Carstin, Leslie Marble, Elite, SFI*
*Not available at our Sun Prairie location
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly choice, laminates are a great option. They offer several edge choices, are low maintenance and have factory installed undermounts. On the flipside, they have visible seams and over time can scratch, chip or scorch which is not repairable.
But if cost is a concern and the durability of stone not so much, laminate could be right for you. Stop into your local Chase Lumber and let’s go through our top laminate brand options, including: Wilson Art, Formica, Nevamar, Arborite, Pionite
Ask about us about our sinks suitable for laminate tops, too.
Wood countertops offer a unique, eye-catching surface. Each is a one-of-kind countertop because of the graining in the wood. While a beautiful countertop, wood does require some maintenance. Because it is a natural product, wood countertops are porous and can absorb liquids and germs if not sealed and treated with mineral oil properly. Wood also will show dents and scratches.
But if you are careful, there is no problem with wood countertops. And if the beauty and uniqueness appeals to you as an alternative to more traditional countertops, stop into your local Chase Lumber and let’s discuss how we can make wood work perfectly for you.
The natural stone countertop, granite countertops are the choice when supreme durability and unique colors and patterns are a must. Stain, scratch and heat resistant, plus water resistant when sealed properly, granite countertops offer many advantages (they can also be used with undermount sinks). Be mindful that granite is an investment, can require sealing one time a year (or more based on use) and has visible seams.
But if you’re drawn to a natural stone surface and the striking, one-of-a-kind look that granite countertops offer, stop into your local Chase Lumber and let’s help you make a rock solid choice.