To finish off your kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation, A-1 can install many different types of countertops in your kitchen or bathroom. Although granite is the most popular, there are other types available which may be a better fit with your style or budget.
Granite is the most durable countertop available. According to scientific theory (the Marble Institute of America), the newest piece of granite on the planet is almost 750 million years old... so old that granite's durability isn't measured in years - it's measured in eons.
No man-made product can match the natural beauty of real stone - the colors are extremely vivid and the look is very rich. The shine of natural stone is not the result of an applied finish - it comes from polishing with diamond abrasives, and polished granite will keep its high gloss virtually forever.
Although pricing is on the higher end of the countertop market, the durability of granite makes it a more "cost effective" option - in short, it will retain its beauty and hold its value longer than any other countertop.
We proudly install granite countertops in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Largo, Brandon and all surrounding areas in Tampa Bay!
"Solid Surface" is an industry term for products such as Corian or Cambria quartz countertops.
Solid Surfaces such as Corian are manufactured and will be extremely consistent - they also come in colors that do not exist in nature. Every inch of a Solid Surface is basically the same as every other inch - which may be a benefit to some customers. In addition, the seams are made with "liquid" Solid Surface material which makes them virtually invisible - whereas the seams on a granite countertop are more apparent.
Solid surfaces such as Cambria are made of quartz and are twice as hard as granite, suitable for food preparation, and can be formed to many shapes.
The variations found in Natural Stone's unique veins and markings are part of its beauty and make it a true work of art which no man-made product can match. In addition, granite is much harder than Solid Surface materials - and as stated above, it will retain its beauty and hold its value longer than any other countertop.
We proudly install solid surface countertops in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Largo, Brandon and all surrounding areas in Tampa Bay!