1327 East 75th Avenue • Anchorage, AK 99518
North Coast Countertops can help you choose the type of countertop surface that will work best for your kitchen, lifestyle and needs.
Countertops are one of the primary focal points of a kitchen design. Not only do they make up a large portion of the kitchen, but they are also put to use just about every time you do something in the kitchen, and they take up a good chunk of your budget when doing a kitchen remodel. But all countertops are not created equal. In addition to the wide variety in prices for countertops, different countertop materials can vary drastically in their ease of care. So which one is the easiest to maintain? All of them have their pros and cons.
types of countertop surfaces & products are available from North Coast countertops:
Engineered Stone - Quartz
Natural Stone - Granite, Marble, Quartzite, Limestone, Travertine, Slate, Soapstone, Onyx
Solid Surface - Corian & Formica, Hi Macs
Sinks – Solera, Top Zero and Artisan
Quartz is a manufactured stone that is engineered to look like natural rock. Quartz can provide a custom & unique look when granite colors are limited.
Granite is made from natural stone which means each slab is unique and beautiful. Granite surfaces are very durable and capable of lasting a very long time.
Marble is also made from natural stone giving each slab a unique and beautiful look. Marble comes in a variety of colors & options, the patterns are endless.
Solid Surface is man-made material usually composed of a combination of Alumina Trihydrate (ATH), acrylic, epoxy or polyester resins
Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It is created when sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and pressure in the crust of the earth.
Limestone is a sedimentary rockts major materials are the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate.
Soapstone is a talc-schist, which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is largely composed of the mineral talc, thus is rich in magnesium.
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance.
Onyx is a banded variety of the oxide mineral chalcedony. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands.
Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash thru low-grade regional metamorphism.
Laminate countertops are made from layers of plastic that are bonded to particleboard or kraft paper to create a solid countertop surface