Granite is drilled, chiseled and blasted out of quarries in large blocks, and special milling machines then cut it into workable slabs. White it does have heat-resistant qualities, we recommend a pot holder or trivet before setting anything directly out of the oven or off the stove on your granite; it's also difficult to scratch or chip. This is why granite is the go to material when it comes to countertops.
Most marble comes from Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and China. Marble is bright, elegant, and adds character to any room. All marble countertops should be handled with grace as they are much softer than other natural stone, and can scratch, stain, etch, and burn if not properly cared for.
Quartz countertops are man-made engineered stone formed by combining 90% ground quartz (a natural and very hard mineral) with 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments. Quartz is extremely durable, non-porous, and easy to keep clean with a mild soap. Because of is density, it is very difficult to stain or crack and it does not require sealing. This stone is recommended for someone needing low maintenance in their kitchen.
Ceramic tile has grown immensely in popularity mainly because of its aesthetic appeal, low maintenance, and durability that can outlast just about every other tile product. It is made from clay, which is fired at a high temperature and then glazed. It can be customized to suit specific color themes, designs, shapes and sizes. Ceramic is also heat and stain resistant. Damaged tiles are easily replaceable.
Both designers and homeowners laud concrete’s ability to become any shape and practically any color through the use of various dyes, stains and coatings. Concrete is durable, and both scratch and heat resistant. And because each countertop is individually handmade, there are endless ways to customize them.
Handcrafted Stone Fireplaces
Stone fireplaces have a raw beauty that will transform any living area. Here at Gold Line we love creating fireplaces that are beautiful, timeless, and so unique to your individual style, that you can feel proud to have it in your home. Tell us how you want it done and we'll have our team make it happen!
All you have to do is ask
Our team has worked on various projects that go beyond kitchen counter tops:
Indoor & outdoor bar areas and patios (commercial and residential)
Shower seats and shelves
Tell us your idea and we'll make it happen!