Countertops in Lafayette, IN
Countertops For Tippecanoe County Homeowners
Quartz, Granite, Laminate & More
Countertops see a lot of action in your kitchen. You need a surface that can take what you dish out.
Low maintenance surfaces might be a must-have for you, while others want a certain finish or design.
Read below to learn about the different countertop materials we supply.
Then, visit our Lafayette showroom to see countertop samples and talk with our kitchen designers.
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The Different Types of Countertops
Click on the countertop material name below to learn more about each type.
Countertop Comparison Chart
When it comes to countertops, material matters, and not all stone is created equal. In fact, some of the best countertop options aren’t even stone at all.
Laminate is a synthetically manufactured particle board sub-core with a thin laminate sheet on top.
It’s the most economical countertop option and is available in many colors and styles.
It’s a great option for medium-traffic kitchens since it’s designed to withstand damage and rarely scratches or dents. Laminate is moderately stain resistant, although stains should be cleaned quickly. They are also low-maintenance and easy to clean.
Homeowners should be aware that laminate can stain, scratch, and damage especially depending on standard versus premium laminate. It also depends on how one uses the surface, the color, and the quality of the laminate.
Keep in mind that only drop-in sinks can be used with laminate.
Popular Brands We Supply: Formica, Pionite, Wilsonart
Cultured marble is made from natural marble dust mixed with polyester resin.
The result is a highly durable, non-porous, stain resistant material. However, it is prone to chipping, scratching and can be damaged by excessive heat.
It does not need to be sealed, and cleaning is simple with a gentle cleanser.
Cultured marble has gained popularity as a top choice for bathroom countertops, tubs, and showers.
Popular Brands We Supply: Onyx, Oasis, Carstin
Naturally beautiful and durable, butcher block countertops bring a rustic, homey feel to a kitchen.
Butcher block countertops are usually made from strips of wood glued together. The wood can come from a variety of sources such as cherry, maple, oak and walnut.
Butcher block can warp and hold stains. It must be sealed as soon as it is installed and resealed and treated regularly.
Clean with soap and water or try vinegar to clean and disinfect.
Solid surface is made from minerals and acrylic resins.
Available in countless colors, this is one of the more popular countertops for high-traffic kitchens. Solid surface can also be molded to accommodate unusual shapes, larger sinks, and is installed with no seams.
The non-porous surface prevents dirt and stains from penetrating the material. Marks and stains stay on the surface and can easily be removed with a Scotchbrite® pad and household cleaner.
Popular Brands We Supply: Corian, Meganite
Granite is a natural product known for its beautiful range of colors and patterns.
No two slabs are identical, giving you a unique design though the natural patterns tend to be busy. Polished granite will have a glossy look to it.
Because it is naturally porous, granite must be sealed annually to prevent bacteria and stains from penetrating the surface. Installed granite will have seams and under mounted sinks are most commonly used.
Granite is heat, scratch and stain resistant when sealed.
Avoid using harsh chemicals and opt for a mild detergent and a soft cloth for cleaning granite countertops.
Preferred Program for Granite
For homeowners interested in granite countertops, we offer access to an exclusive Granite Preferred Program for 13 granite colors.
Our partnership with suppliers gives you access to:
Your price quote includes:
Stainless steel 18-gauge sink ($220 retail value)
Dishwasher bracket ($30 retail value)
Basic sealer (lasts 3-5 years on average)
4 edge choices: Square, Bevel, Half Bullnose or ¼” Round Top
Custom shaping (arc design, clipped corners) is available at no additional charge
The features that come standard with this program set Von Tobel far ahead of the competition. Make sure you know the add-ons if shopping around!
*for orders over 25 sq ft
Quartz is a man-made product typically made from a mixture of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin binders and pigments.
It’s design mimics the consistent, natural look of marble, but without the maintenance.
Quartz is non-porous, so it does not allow bacteria or stains to penetrate the surface.
It is heat, scratch and stain resistant. However, very high heat can cause permanent discoloration, white spots and damage to the surfaces.
Cleaning should be done with a mild soap and soft cloth or glass cleaner for tougher stains.
Popular Brands We Supply: Caesarstone, MSI, Vicostone, Silestone, Corian, Cambria
Caesarstone Preferred Program for Quartz
For homeowners interested in quartz countertops, we offer the exclusive Caesarstone Preferred Program. Our partnership with Caesarstone gives you:
- access to preferred pricing
- quick quote turnarounds
- quick ship program
Ask your kitchen designer for more information, or click below.
Dekton is a mixture of minerals processed through proprietary TSP technology.
The result is an ultra compact, durable surface.
It is heat, scratch and stain resistant. Dekton has gained popularity as an outdoor application and is the only countertop available as slim as 4mm.
Our Countertop Ordering Process
You take approximate measurements at home.
Choose your countertop type & color.
Choose your countertop edge.
Get a quote.
Finalize your selection details.
On-site professional measurement.
Approve final details, pricing adjusted as needed.
Schedule your installation.
Notes About The Process
Once you choose your countertop material and edge profile, your designer will submit your layout and material type for a quote.
Quotes normally take about 2 business days to be returned to us and we will contact you with the details.
Getting an accurate measurement of your countertop space is critical, especially if it’s irregular or has complex angles.
Our installation partners will come to your home to take accurate, professional measurements.
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Making design decisions can be tough, but our talented and knowledgeable designers are ready to share their expertise. They will go over the pros and cons of each countertop material and help you pick the best option for your lifestyle and budget.
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Visit our Lafayette showroom to browse your options and talk with our kitchen designers.
Our showroom is always open to the public. Stop in today, or request a free consultation.