Quartz is an engineered surface that blends the natural beauty of stone with the superior durability of a man-made product. Its maintenance-free, ease of care, and impervious design make it one of the most popular options for counter tops.
Common Characteristics of Quartz:
Each slab contains 93% natural quartz, on average
Options for homogenous designs with consistent colors slab to slab, or natural like quartz designs with movement and veining patterns
Virtually maintenance free – no need for sealants
Stain, scratch, and heat resistant
Non-porous and non-absorbent – one of the safest stones for food preparation as it won’t absorb moisture from raw or leftover foods
Protects against mold and mildew
(The chart below shows examples of in-stock Quartz colors for Carstin)
solid surface tops
Natural granite is an elegant way to update the look and feel of your space. With countless possibilities for design and price points to meet any project, granite is the perfect choice to express your individual personality.
Common Characteristics of Natural Granite:
Beauty only found in nature
Truly unique, no two slabs are the exact same
Large range of colors and price points, from affordable to exotic
Nearly maintenance free
Stain resistant when sealed properly
Scratch and heat resistant
Strong and durable
Protects against mold and mildew
Shown below are in-stock colors of granite from Carstin with a link below that in yellow for their special order options
1 1/2" Bull nose Edge
We offer granite in all of the colors below in standard kitchen counter top depth, multiple island and bar top depths and just about every standard vanity top size you would need. There are two different edges to choose from, square and bull nose. We also do all of our own fabrication in house so we can accommodate the non-standard sizes as well. Estimates only take 10 minutes so stop in or e-mail us and we will give you a price that won't be beat!
We carry all of the colors below in 8/10/12 ft sections in standard counter top depth of 25" with an integrated 4" back splash. With our stock tops only taking 10-14 business days to produce, you will have your new counters in no time!
Granite counter tops
We are now offering special order solid surface tops from Carstin Brands. These tops are made right here in Arthur, Illinois. They make their own solid surface tops, which is their Alantra line, while also offering Quartz (like the Carstin's 24 shown below) and other brand name tops such as Corian, Silestone, Viatera and Zodiaq. Check out the brief overview of their Alantra tops or click on the link below to see all the colors and options they have to offer.
Alantra is a solid surface line developed and manufactured right here at Carstin Brands.
"Through our extensive research of integrating the latest technology in combining polymer resins with natural minerals, we created Alantra as the essence of elegance in a non-porous solid surface material with a similar look to natural stone or quartz. This non-absorbent surface with a near seamless look is one of the safest surfaces for food preparation as it won’t absorb moisture from raw or leftover foods.Alantra is resistant to warping, peeling, cracking, chipping, staining or fading. The color is true throughout, meaning simple repairs can be made with light abrasive cleaners and polishes." - Carstin Brands
(Below is a chart with Carstin's in-stock colors with a link above in yellow for special order options)
3/4" Square Edge
*Granite is an organic material with natural color variations and we cannot guarantee color uniformity from one piece to another. The pictures provided are only examples of these colors and colors will vary from piece to piece.*