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Countertops + Materials

We specialize in the fabrication of countertops and surfaces from natural stone, quartz and solid surface. 

Our showroom carries a full selection of designer surface material for fabrication into countertops, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds and other custom projects. In addition, we carry a variety of kitchen and vanity sinks, including stainless steel, BlancoDiamond and farmhouse style sinks.

If you are looking for a specific material and you do not see it listed here, please give us a call!

Natural Stone Countertops

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Granite island and kitchen countertops in African Bordeaux. Home design by Studio 74 Interiors.

Granite 

Granite remains one of the most popular surfaces on the market today. It is a natural material mined throughout the world. A metamorphic rock, it forms when magma cools quickly at the surface, forming a matrix of tiny crystals in various colors depending on the minerals it contains. Granite is extremely durable as well as beautiful. It resists heat and changing temperatures, making it the only choice for outdoor applications, such as outdoor kitchens.

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Kitchen island and full back splash in White Fantasy Quartzite.

Quartzite 

Quartzite is often confused with quartz but is actually a natural material. A metamorphic stone, quartzite is formed when sand is heated and compressed within the earth. Its patterns and coloring is more similar to marble than granite. Unlike marble, however, it is extremely hard and durable. If you like the look of marble but want something more wear resistant, quartzite is a great option for you.  Quartzite countertops are very durable and easy to care for. However, it is a porous material and will need to be sealed on a regular basis, similar to granite.

Luce di Luna honed marble island. Home design by Messer Design + Construction.

Marble 

Marble is a natural material that has long been valued for its soft hues and gentle flowing lines. It is an extremely elegant material that looks beautiful in kitchens, bathrooms, on walls or on tables. Marble’s naturally cooling properties make it a favorite for kitchens since it won’t absorb the heat from the oven. It is, however, softer than granite or quartz and can become scratched if not cared for properly. We recommend marble for indoor surface projects.

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Soapstone island with waterfall edges.

Soapstone 

Soapstone is a natural material, similar to granite and quartzite. It is chemically inert, i.e. chemicals won’t damage it! As a non reactive material, it doesn’t react to heat. Soapstone also has a very high density, making it impervious to stains and bacteria. It is composed largely of mineral talc, which gives soapstone its characteristically smooth “soap” feel.  Soapstone is less diverse color wise than granite. Slab colors are typically medium gray and can have a greenish cast and over time, will oxidize, or darken, to a deep charcoal. Some soapstone may contain pronounced veining produced by quartz in the stone. Less brittle and less porous than granite, it is a very durable material for both indoor and outdoor use.

Engineered Countertops

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Quartz countertops and island in Viatera Willow White. Home design by Giddens Homes.

Quartz 

Quartz is a manufactured surface product that has become extremely popular over the past few years. Made from powdered quartz and resin, these hand poured slabs come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. We carry Quartz from a number of manufacturers, including Silestone, Caesarstone, Metroquartz, Viatera and many more. Quartz is a beautiful and durable surface material perfect for any indoor installation, including kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms.

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Modern home featuring oversized island in gray solid surface with waterfall edge.

Solid Surface 

Solid surface is a non-porous and durable man-made surface material that was first introduced by DuPont in 1967 under the brand name Corian. It is an acrylic like material made using a mixture of mineral dust, typically marble, mixed with plastic resins and pigments. The result is a wide variety of surface materials in any color imaginable. Solid surface is extremely, durable, non-reactive, non-porous, easy to fabricate and has virtually invisible seams. We carry a number of solid surface products, including Corian, Wilson Art, Formica and Staron.

 

Dekton  

Dekton is a revolutionary new material made by Cosentino USA. This high density material is completely non porous, non reactive and won’t scratch or stain. Dekton withstands high temperatures without burning, scorching or cracking. Hot pots and appliances like crock pots can be placed directly on the surface with no worry of damage. Due to its incredibly versatile nature, Dekton can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. In addition, Dekton comes in extra large sheets so can be used in large projects to minimize seams.

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Modern kitchen island with Wilson Art laminate surface.

Laminate  

Laminate countertops are a lightweight and price efficient option for countertops. Our laminate countertops are custom made in house for your space using layers of durable plastic bonded to plywood decking. Laminate comes in an array of colors and textures, everything from wood grain to marble to stainless steel. Though not as durable as other surface products, laminate is easy to clean and will last for many years if it is well cared for and gently used.

AAA Countertops Showroom - Austin

4216 Felter Lane
Austin, TX 78744
512.243.6821

         

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