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Countertop Options Galore

If you can visualize it, we can create it! From eye-catching kitchens to picture-perfect powder rooms, Cutting Edge Countertops is qualified to suit your design style and needs. Whether your preference is timelessly traditional or stunningly sleek, we can help you create the perfect environment to truly transform your home or commercial space.

But how do you choose a type of stone? The selection process can be hard with our wide range of surfaces. Take a look at the characteristics of each stone below to help you decide which surface will be best for your lifestyle or business. Of course, if you still have questions, we’re here to help answer them so give us a call or come visit us!

Natural Stone (Granite, Marble, Other)

One of a Kind

Due to its origin from the earth, natural stone radiates very unique design that is one-of-a-kind. Its veining and speckled details cannot be truly matched by any other manufactured surface (although there are some that come pretty close!). Each stone is different from the rest, making every piece exclusive.

Durability (Moderate-High)

Overall, natural stone is considered to be a very durable stone, but it mostly depends on the type of surface. Granite is more durable than marble because it is composed of a harder substance. Therefore, granite is less susceptible to chips and scratches. It’s also great for outdoor use too.

Stain Resistant (Low-Moderate)

Because natural stone is a porous material, if it is not sealed upon installation, it will absorb liquids and is likely to stain. However, if sealed properly, it is moderately stain resistant. If you have a darker surface, stains are typically not seen. Softer and lighter material, such as marble, has a higher chance of absorbing and showing stains.

Heat Resistant (High)

With its strong durability, comes a high tolerance to heat. All natural stones are great for kitchen countertops because you do not have to worry about placing a boiling hot pan atop the counter. They are simply stress free!

Scratch Resistant (Moderate-High)

Natural stone is just as scratch resistant as it is durable. It is a strong material and you will rarely find a scratch on the surface. You’re more than welcome to use sharp knives on granite, but be aware that this will dull your knives and could more quickly wear down the sealer.

Low Maintenance

Overall, natural stone is very low maintenance. It is easy to clean and it does not require constant upkeep.

Things To Know: Natural Stone

Learn more about the surface, its characteristics, how to care, etc.

Quartz

Consistent Color

Because quartz is a manufactured product, quartz can be found in a wide range of colors including natural hues as well as vibrant bold options. Each slab design resembles the next, so you can be sure that your color choice will be the same as a sample and that if your project is larger and requires more than one slab, the material will match perfectly.

Durability (High)

Quartz is one of the strongest materials on the market. You will almost never have to worry, because it is a product made from one of the hardest minerals on earth, and can therefore withstand day-to-day activity.

Stain Resistant (High)

Because it is manufactured, quartz is a non-porous material, which means that no liquids can seep through. Thus, quartz does not absorb any unwanted bacteria and does not stain.

Heat Resistant (High)

Another benefit to having quartz countertops is its high ability to resist heat, although we do always suggest using hot pads or trivets to keep your countertop always looking as good as new.

Scratch Resistant (High)

Quartz will not scratch, as it is extremely durable. Don’t worry about needing a cutting board – you can use sharp knives right on the surface! But be aware, cutting atop this material will dull your knives (so we do still suggest using them!).

Low Maintenance

Because quartz is stain resistant, scratch resistant, and extremely durable, the maintenance is very low. It is easy to clean up and you can use any cleaning product without worrying about destroying the surface.

Things To Know: Quartz

Learn more about the surface, its characteristics, how to care, etc.

Solid Surface

Consistent Color

Because it is a manufactured product, solid surface countertops come in all different colors, each the same in design.

Durability (Moderate)

Compared to other surfaces in the market, solid surfaces are moderately durable. They can withstand much of the day to day activities, but be careful about the heavy objects that are placed atop!

Stain Resistant (High)

Solid surface countertops are stain resistant because of its non-porous nature. No need to worry about wine spills or lemon juice – you can simply wipe away the mess and you surface will still appear squeaky clean!

Heat Resistant (Moderate)

Like other material, solid surfaces can withstand heat to a certain degree. However, this isn’t the best product to place extreme heat on. You can easily damage the beauty of your countertop if placing a hot pot and pan, or in opposition, can crack the surface if placing extremely cold objects atop.

Scratch Resistant (Moderate)

Solid surface countertops are softer than quartz, so please take out your cutting board when meal prepping. If you take a sharp knife to the surface, it is possible to cut a deep scratch into the surface, leaving your countertop noticeably rough. Thankfully, you can call a professional to remove the scratches to return your surface back to normal.

Low Maintenance

Overall, solid surfaces are a low maintenance product. It is easy to clean up and does not reveal too many damages if taken care of properly.

Things To Know: Solid Surface

Learn more about the surface, its characteristics, how to care, etc.

Compact Surface

Consistent Color

Compact surfaces contain a consistent color through the various collections. A wide range of choices are available, each color being the same within its specific category, much like quartz.

Durability (High)

Similar to quartz countertops, compact surfaces are extremely durable – one of the tops on the list, actually! You don’t have to worry about this material, as it is manufactured to withstand extreme interactions including heavy objects and harsh environments.

Stain Resistant (High)

With its manufactured state of being, comes the ability to resistant stains. Compact surfaces will not absorb any unwanted liquids and bacteria, making it a hassle-free countertop!

Heat Resistant (High)

Compact surfaces can withstand contact with very high AND low temperatures without being damaged. This makes it an ideal surface for both indoor and outdoor kitchens!

Scratch Resistant (High)

Because it is composed of strong and durable materials, compact surfaces are extremely resistant to scratches. You will not need to worry about scratching so cook, prepare, and make a mess as you please!

Low Maintenance

Compact surfaces are a low maintenance material. It will not absorb stains, nor chip and scratch, making it an easy clean up and hassle-free countertop.

Things To Know: Compact Surface

Learn more about the surface, its characteristics, how to care, etc.

Laminate

Consistent Color

Laminate countertops are made up of layers of plastic that are bonded to particleboard or kraft paper to create a solid surface. Because it is manufactured to fit a specific look, these countertops come in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns.

Durability (Low)

Although laminate is a very good choice when choosing a countertop within a tight budget, its durability is very low, making it a difficult surface to keep untouched.

Stain Resistant (Moderate)

Laminate countertops cannot be considered stain proof, but they are definitely stain-resistant. If taken care of properly and not exposed to extreme acidic liquids, laminate surfaces will not reveal unwanted discoloring.

Heat Resistant (Low)

Similar to its stain-resistant capabilities, laminate countertops are not heat resistant but can, in fact, endure a low amount of heat. If limited, the surface will be able to withstand warm temperatures, but make sure that nothing too hot comes in contact or your countertop will be damaged!

Scratch Resistant (Moderate)

Laminate countertops are eligible to get scratched if treated unproperly, but luckily, professionals can easily remove scratches (if the size of the scratch is not extreme).

Low Maintenance

Although laminate surfaces are more susceptible to damages than other countertops, its maintenance remains low and easy to handle.

Things To Know: Laminate

Learn more about the surface, its characteristics, how to care, etc.

Recycled Surface

One of a Kind

Recycled surfaces are all similar to the way quartz is made, but the contents include more environmentally friendly materials making each countertop slightly different in design, pattern, and color. Therefore, each surface is unique in its own way.

Durability (Moderate)

Recycled glass counters are resistant to heat and scratches, making it a durable countertop, but it is not as durable as other options on the market.

Stain Resistant (High)

Because it is manufactured to be a non-porous material, recycled surfaces are known to keep bacteria at bay. Any strong liquids can easily be wiped away and will not absorb into the surface.

Heat Resistant (High)

Each countertop is highly resistant to heat and can sustain extreme temperatures. Recycled surfaces are made up of natural components that are all eligible to withstand strong heat.

Scratch Resistant (High)

Made from strong materials, recycled surface countertops are highly resistant to scratches. Therefore, you never need to worry about damaging your beautifully, unique counter.

Low Maintenance

Because of its non-porous state, recycled surfaces are very easy to clean up and maintain, making it a great (and eco-friendly) kitchen countertop with little to no maintenance.

Comparison Chart of all countertop surfaces and the countertop benefits

Learn more about our surfaces.

Shop our Natural Stone, Quartz, Solid Surface, Compact Surface, Laminate, & Recycled Glass Countertops

For further assistance in selecting a countertop, feel free to contact us at 888.515.TOPS or visit our blog for more information.

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Cutting Edge Countertops Ranked One of The Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in The U.S. on Inc. 5000

CEC Placed #2942 in the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Held American Companies

Have you heard the great news? Cutting Edge Countertops has been placed on Inc. 5000’s 2019 list of The Most Successful Companies in America! After putting forth hard work and dedication, it is a privilege to see results like this. We pride ourselves in providing the best countertop service and customer experience in the Midwest region. Our small business personality combined with our valient efforts to deliver high quality countertops have gotten us recognized and we couldn’t be more honored. We thank our employees for working as hard as they do every day to keep the business running full force, and we appreciate our loyal customers for choosing us for their countertop projects. We are excited to see where the company will be in the next 5 years. But for now, let’s celebrate this prestigious achievement!

Cutting Edge Countertops ranked on Inc. 5000 Most Successful Companies in America, One of the Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S.
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Make All of your Countertop Dreams Come True with Our New Special Financing!

Special Countertop Financing Available Now!

Have you been dreaming of a new home renovation but don’t have the funds to support it all at once? Well, we have just the news for you! Check out our new financing opportunity that will allow you to give your house a facelift without an immediate financial burden.

Get Your Home Project Credit Card Today!

A Wells Fargo Home Projects credit card* is an easy and convenient way to pay for your Wells Fargo Home Projects purchases. Alongside Wells Fargo, Cutting Edge Countertops can provide you with promotional financing options for major purchases, such as new kitchen or bath countertops, offering you a budget-friendly way to get what you really want.

*The Wells Fargo Home Projects credit card is issued with approved credit by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., an Equal Housing Lender.

What’s in It for Me?

Don’t let your budget stand in the way of your dream kitchen or bath becoming a reality!

Get up to 24 months of special financing for your home renovation project. Yup, that’s right! You could be eligible for more than a year’s worth of special financing in order to create the house of your dreams! There are options available to help spread your project spend, just ask one of our sales associates for more information.

If you’re searching for granite fabricators in Indianapolis, or kitchen countertops in Wixom, Troy, Perrysburg, Noblesville and the surrounding areas, visit one of our showrooms or contact us today.

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Top 5 Trending Granite Colors

Are you ready to upgrade your countertops to a unique yet durable surface, but not sure where to start? Our trending top 5 granite color roundup will help guide you to the perfect stone that meets your lifestyle and design preferences. The beauty of natural stone is truly unmatched, and granite has a one of a kind look that few other countertop materials can compare to. Granite countertops can take any kitchen to the next level visually and often become the talk of the room after a new install. Granite has been a top choice for countertops since the beginning, and till this day continues to be, due to its strength and variety of rich colors and natural patterns. Cutting Edge Countertops carries a wide shade range of granite, so you are sure to find a vibrant or neutral color that suits your style. However, these are the best-selling granite countertop colors in the Midwest!

Alaska White Granite

With Alaska White granite, you can create stunning countertops or backsplashes, perfect for both indoors, and out! This stone has a lighter background with darker minerals running throughout creating a striking look that works well with many different designs. The white can pull in some lighter aesthetics if paired with dark wood cabinetry, or on the contrary, the darker elements can provide a great visual contrast to white or grey cabinetry. Alaska White granite can vary from slab to slab, so with this material, you are sure to get a unique look in your home.

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Ubatuba Granite

Ubatuba granite is a frequently used material for residential and commercial design due to its beauty and durability. This granite features black, gold, gray and green speckles. These glistening minerals that make up the Ubatuba design come together to create the perfect timeless piece for your space. This granite color has been a popular choice for decades now, making it a go-to option for kitchen remodels.

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Santa Cecilia Light Granite

Santa Cecilia Light cannot be described in one defining way. This stone has been around for many, many years, with its reliability and beauty, Santa Cecilia Light granite has created a name for itself in the stone industry. The beauty of Santa Cecilia Light granite can be found in its soft cream color and subtle speckles in shades of burgundy, gold, and deep grey. The mixture generated through the different layers of color is brought to life by the dark black or burgundy contrasts against the soothing cream base. Designing with this stone in your home will bring a beautiful elegance to any bathroom or kitchen. A very neutral option, it can be paired with a variety of styles and colors.

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White Ice Granite

One of the most popular white granites on the market, White Ice can be recognized by its pristine beauty. This granite has been admired for many years and its popularity only continues to increase. This predominately white stone features mixtures of blue and grey tones running throughout. If you are looking to make a statement, pair this stone with a darker cabinet, or achieve a trending yet timeless design by combing it with white cabinetry.

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Giallo Ornamental Granite

Known for its golden creamy tones, Giallo Ornamental granite is a gorgeous stone. What gives Giallo Ornamental its stunning color is the abundance of golden minerals that are present. Up close, you can see that dotted around the stone are a mix of brown minerals. These minerals can vary though and can range from a lovely light cream color or a dark to light honey color. Achieve a natural and flowing design when you combine Giallo Ornamental with finished wood cabinets that have a light or medium stain. The golden earthy tones of this stone become one with the cabinets!

Trends come and go, but the countertops you choose will remain in your home for years to come. With this being said, we always encourage our customers to pick something that makes them happy when they walk in the room and see it. Shop these beautiful countertops along with many others on our website or visit a Cutting Edge Countertops showroom near! Our experienced team is here to help educate and guide you on both the current trends and timeless classics to ensure you are confident in your choice.

Make sure you follow along on our Cutting Edge Countertops blog to stay updated on the latest news, kitchen and bath designs, and more!

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New Troy Showroom Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening

Celebrate good times, come on! The Cutting Edge Countertops family was excited to be joined by the Troy Chamber of Commerce for the official ribbon cutting of our Troy, Michigan location. The ribbon cutting on the 12th kicked off our celebrations, followed by our Grand Opening event this past Saturday, June 15th. The Mean Weenie served up delicious hotdogs and we enjoyed music and giveaways from WNIC 100.3 as we assisted customers searching for new kitchen and bath countertops.

Our showroom is designed to make your shopping experience easy with a spacious, climate-controlled slab viewing gallery, an expansive sample selection, and several countertop vignettes. There are also plenty of beautiful stone countertops to browse, including quartz, granite, marble, and more! Our knowledgeable team is here to serve Troy and surrounding area homeowners for all your kitchen and bathroom countertop needs. Along with the grand opening, we kicked off the Cutting Edge Countertops Summer Sale! With this promotion, you can save up to $450 on your countertop project! So, if you live in Troy, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights, Royal Oak, Bloomfield, or anywhere nearby, and have been thinking about tackling a renovation, now is the time!

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What can you find at our Countertop Showroom in Troy?

Quartz Countertops in Troy

If you are looking for quartz in Troy, stop by our new showroom! Quartz countertops come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and not only provide beauty but durability as well. Quartz rivals the look of natural stone without the maintenance, so you truly get the best of both worlds. It is a non-porous surface, so it can withstand daily product spills and food crumbs that come with everyday life, making it perfect for high-traffic areas like the kitchen. So, if you’re looking for a gorgeous kitchen or bathroom countertop that will withstand the test of time, a quartz countertop from CEC might be the perfect fit for you!

Granite Countertops in Troy

Stop by the showroom to browse high quality and extremely popular granite countertops. Granite countertops have been a leading choice in both residential and commercial projects for many years and don’t show any signs of slowing down. Our Troy showroom is home to a variety of standard and unique granite colors, so you are sure to find the perfect stone to bring your vision to life. With its stain and heat resistant qualities, the investment in granite countertops is worth every penny. In order to keep these countertops looking as pristine as install day, we highly recommend your granite countertops be sealed periodically and protected. This will minimize the absorption of any water or bacteria that would cause staining and discoloration. If you are ready to start a new granite project, contact us today!

Marble Countertops in Troy

Searching for marble in Troy may seem overwhelming, but our friendly team will help guide you every step of the way from selection to installation, alleviating you of any worries. Our team can educate you on sealing and cleaning your marble countertops, so they stay in tip-top shape for the years to come. The unique veining in marble and its stunning natural beauty have long been used in ancient architecture and modern-day kitchens. Marble adds elegance and drama to any room you use this natural stone in, making it a very popular choice amongst homeowners. You’ll find mesmerizing patterns when browsing the collections of marble offered at our Troy location. To find the kitchen or bath marble countertop you have been searching for, call us today to schedule a tour!

Whether you are looking for granite, marble or quartz in Troy we have these beautiful materials and more on display at our design center. We know visiting a showroom can be intimidating, with rows and rows filled with gorgeous stones, but our team will help you narrow down the selections so that you can be confident in your choice of kitchen or bathroom countertops.

Don’t waste another minute dreaming about a new kitchen or bath countertop, contact us to learn more about your options within our brand new showroom in Troy!

Be sure to follow along on the Cutting Edge Countertops blog for news, inspiration, and more!

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How To Revitalize Corian Countertops

Revitalize Your Corian Countertops & Make Them Last

Have Corian quartz countertops? Ready to make them shine? Learn how to revitalize Corian countertops the right way and make your kitchen counters last with the helpful tips from Cutting Edge Countertops.

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Spills & Tough Stains

Common spills, like vinegar, tea, coffee, lemon juice, ketchup, dyes, red wine, and vegetable spills happen all the time! Do not freak out when it does! Water is sometimes a problem that many people do not tend to and it can be very damaging to your countertops! Water problems can cause build-up over time. Make sure to wipe your countertops dry and do your best to not leave water on the surface for a long period of time. Corian suggests using Viakal gel for stain removal purposes. Simply take the gel, apply, and leave it for 2 to 4 minutes. After this time has passed, remove the gel using a damp soft cloth. Then take another clean soft cloth and rinse the surface thoroughly with water.

Even though most liquids simply cannot penetrate Corian®, it’s still in your best interest to wipe away spills as they occur. Generally speaking, a warm and damp micro-fiber cloth can be used with a gentle household cleaner to get rid of countertop stains. When it comes to common residues, you will only need lukewarm soapy water, an ammonia-based cleaner, or a credible countertop solution. Kindly stay away from window cleaning sprays because they may leave waxy buildup that can make the surface appear duller. Use circular motions when you are cleaning your countertops to make sure you are not leaving residue behind. You can expect the film to build upon your countertops anytime water is left to dry. The film may dull the surface and make the finish seem more uneven and blotchy. Prevent the build-up of the film by wiping the surface of the countertop all the way until it is totally dry. Do this right when spills take place to decrease the chance of any potential damages. It is important to note that through time, your countertops may acquire a sheen even with the right care and maintenance. You can expect dark countertops to show light scratches easier than lighter colors will. No matter where you are and how long you have had your countertops, you can always take a few simple steps and learn how to revitalize Corian countertops to restore then back to their original glory.

 

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Preventing Damage

Corian countertops in many cases can be repaired after being damaged. Below you will see the guidelines that will help you in preventing any future damages. Many homeowners understand that Corian countertops are heat resistant but this does not mean that you should allow direct contact and exposure to extreme temperatures. In fact, you should minimize exposure to high temperatures in an effort to protect your countertops. It is important to remember that cutting boards are your best friends! No matter the countertop material you have, always use cutting boards! Granite, marble, quartz, solid surfaces, etc should never be used directly without some kind surface protection. You can use coasters, cutting boards, hot-pads, and trivets to prevent future damages.

 

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Contact A Professional Corian Countertop Expert

Anytime you are experiencing a stubborn stain, cut, or scratch and cannot get it out, contact the Corian experts. It is no secret that Corian is a leading quartz countertop brand that offers the best quality in the industry. There are many brands out there to consider when searching for the perfect countertop and Corian will always be at the very top. Cutting Edge Countertops is one of the nation’s top stone fabricators offering Corian products for many decades. Our ongoing experience in the field and customer service sets us apart from the rest. For more details please visit the blog. Contact us today for more insight. Call us now! 888.515.TOPS (8677)

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Indianapolis Granite: Natural Stone Is Taking Over!

Granite Indianapolis: Homeowners Are Choosing Natural Stone More Than Ever Before!

Indianapolis granite experts have important news to share with you about natural stone countertops! Kitchen remodels and renovations can be intimidating with fear of putting deep holes in your pockets, but updating your countertops can be an investment that will last through the years to come, especially with natural stone. It is understandable to want to have some background knowledge of what you are getting yourself into when making a commitment like this one so we recommend doing your research or contact a professional to find out what works best for you and your home. Homeowners are often told by professionals that installing and upgrading your countertops is one of the greatest improvements anybody can make to their home, which is true, but there are other factors we must take into consideration in order to find the perfect countertop for kitchen or bathroom. You can redesign and improve the decor of your home but if you have broken down, dull, or outdated countertops in your kitchen your space will not be reaching its true potential. Some kitchen countertop damages can be visible to the naked eye, which can distract guest from your beautiful home. Whether you have scratches, stains, chips, or cracks on your counters, an upgrade can drastically change the look of your home! So follow along with Cutting Edge Countertops for a break down of the reasons why you should invest in natural stone for your kitchen counters!

The Truth About Natural Stone

One of the most common things people want to know are the advantages and disadvantages that come along with purchasing natural stone countertops. Well, let’s start with this! Since the very beginning, natural stone has been the leading countertop choice all around the world. It gets a lot of praise for its outstanding performance, variety, and high-quality. If you are looking for a countertop material that can last for years to come with proper care, then natural stone is a wonderful choice for you. Natural stone branches out into the marbles, granites, and quartzites. So, you are never limited and will always have a large selection to choose from. You should also know that no matter which natural stone option you go for, they are durable and longlasting when properly taken care of. So to answer the question of if natural stone is a material to stay away from, the answer is no! Natural stone is not bad at all and is actually a top consumer choice.

How Durable Is Natural Stone?

Natural stone is one of the most durable choices out there! Indianapolis Granite experts always tell homeowners that natural stone is a sturdy material that looks amazing in the kitchen and we second this. The long term durability of natural stone makes it harder for people to turn away! Natural stone has a shelf life that is much longer than traditional laminate countertops which means you will not see rings or scratches. In fact, when you choose natural stone you won’t have to replace your countertops because, with the proper attention, they can last you a lifetime! If you are looking for countertops that will last you then this is a perfect choice for you!

Decor Value And Appeal

If you choose granite, marble, or quartzite countertops for your home, the resale value goes up instantly. Isn’t that something to talk about? You heard it right, folks! When you choose one of the following natural stones for your kitchen or bath, the property’s value will only go up. This means that if at any time for any reason, you wish to put your property out on the market, you can get more than what you initially invested. Not only will you be adding value, but you will also be enhancing your interior design with these beautiful countertops. The aesthetic speaks volumes! You don’t have to explain the great benefits and advantages that your countertops bring, their appearance alone says it all for you. Any person interested in improving the appeal and adding value to their home should consider natural stone countertops. Get the beauty you desire with natural stone all while increasing the value of your gorgeous home!

Prices

Whether you want marble or granite, Cutting Edge Countertops will have what you are searching for. The prices vary but will always be affordable because we want to bring you one step closer to having the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted! We are known for having the highest quality products, top customer support, and most competitive prices in the nation. We have countertops from the leading global brands and we offer them at amazing prices.

Contact A Granite Indianapolis Professional

We have many locations. One of our showrooms is located in Indianapolis and you can come in anytime during our business hours. We are more than happy to show you our wonderful countertop displays. Our specialists will guide you and sit with you to discuss the options that are available. So next time you are told that natural stone is not a great choice for the kitchen, run! Natural stone is a marvelous choice and a smart investment for any homeowner. Contact us today for more insight. You can also check out our blog for the latest trends! (317) 888-8550

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5 Ways You Are Accidentally Ruining Your Kitchen Countertops

You May Be Ruining Your Kitchen Stone Countertops Without Knowing It

Kitchen stone countertops are the most important workspaces in the home. They are custom made, fabricated, & built to withstand regular cleaning, food preparation, daily use, pesky stains, and so much more. Despite the durability found in top-quality countertops, damages can still happen over time if you are not careful! Many homeowners do not know that they are doing things that can potentially hurt their countertops in the long run. Even if you invest in kitchen stone countertops from the leading brands and top fabricators, it is important to know all the ways that you can avoid and prevent permanent damages. Follow along with Cutting Edge Countertops to learn about the many ways you can keep your countertops in tip-top shape.

Hot Pots and Pans

Yes, pots and pans! There are many countertop materials out there, such as granite, quartz and ultra-compact surfaces, that can tolerate high temperatures. Many people choose these countertops because they are quite convenient especially during food preparation, cooking, and baking. It is much easier to grab a hot pan and place it directly on the countertop instead of searching for something to protect the surface. Even though certain countertops can handle high temperatures, we strongly advise homeowners to still use placemats, towels, or hot pads. You must remember that the better you care for your counters, the longer they will last. In some situations, placing hot pans directly on the countertop without protection can result in cracking or discoloration. You can also use trivets and pot holders as barriers that will help in avoiding permanent burn marks.

Cutting, Slicing, And Chopping

Some people may believe that because they have invested in durable and long lasting countertops that they are able to abuse them more than they should. We often see people slicing, cutting, dicing, and chopping directly on their granite, marble, and quartz countertops. But what is the real issue here? You may have gotten scratch and stain resistant countertops but when you are constantly chopping and cutting on your counters, you only increase the chances of damaging your countertops (and not to mention, you’re knives!). It is simply better to use cutting boards. Fine scratches can still occur and disrupt the water-proof sealant making the countertops more susceptible to damages down the road.

Water Build Up

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Water build up should not be an issue if your countertops are sealed right? False. In fact, sealing countertops only allows liquids to not seep through and prevent stains. When you leave liquids spills on the countertop surface for too long, you increase the chances of potential damages. Pools of water can cause white crusty build up and stains when left on the surface. While you don’t have to run to wipe up the spills, you should also not let them sit there until they evaporate. When you wipe your countertops make sure you dry them off afterward to prevent future issues.

Acidic Foods

Acidic foods are very harmful to kitchen stone countertops. Some countertop materials are made from calcium carbonate, which is a chemical base. Certain countertop materials are quite sensitive to acidic foods and liquids. A simple splash of lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, wine, vinegar or tomato sauce will cause etches on the surface and dull spots as well. Make sure you are not leaving acidic foods on your countertop surfaces because this will result in discoloration. Even if your counters are stain resistant, we advise that you are still cautious. Learn how to clean your countertops the right way.

Too Much Weight

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Many hard surfaces will crack under pressure. Stone kitchen countertops are no exception when it comes to excessive weight. When you place heavy items or objects near any unsupported edges damages may occur. You can expect cracks, fractures, and ruptures that are expensive & difficult to repair. A very common example of this kind of situation is placing a microwave directly on a countertop overhang. Make sure you think twice about where you place certain objects!

To learn more about related topics, make sure to visit the blog. If you would like to speak to a professional or visit the showroom, contact us today. 888.515.TOPS (8677)

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Conquer Your Kitchen Renovation With Granite And Quartz Countertops

Granite And Quartz Countertops

Cutting Edge Countertops is a granite and quartz countertops wholesaler, fabricator, and installer for commercial and residential properties all over Troy Michigan. Our team of countertops professionals offers the lowest prices in the area. Visit our new warehouse and showroom located in Troy Michigan. The beautiful displays we have put up will shed light on the different granite and quartz countertops from the best brands in the world. From the stainless steel sinks to the different countertop materials, when you allow Cutting Edge Countertops to supply & install your kitchen and bath countertops, you know you will be getting the very best for your money!

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We Supply And Install Kitchen Countertops

There are companies in Troy Michigan that will only offer the countertop materials and other that will only offer installation services. But Cutting Edge Countertops is an all around kitchen remodeling expert! We will supply, cut, and install your countertops. Our goal is to cut out the middle man. We will handle everything from beginning to end. Since our team of designers are highly skilled at taking your vision & turning it into reality, you will not have anything to worry about! The interior style varies from home to home and this is why we have kitchen design experts available to walk you through the top options that will compliment the theme of your home. Our talented remodel professionals and designers will help you explore different creative ideas that will match your current home decor. We are here to guide you and inspire you!

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Our Reputation As The Best Countertop Installers

At Cutting Edge Countertops, we have built our reputation through thousands of satisfied homeowners and builders. Our background and expertise has made us the largest locally owned & operated granite and quartz countertops company in Troy Michigan. Our showroom and warehouse in Troy Michigan is central to businesses and homeowners in Clarkston, Rochester and other surrounding cities. This makes the commute convenient for the residents of Michigan. The premier quality of our products & services is continues to keep our customers happy. It is also the reason and why receive the highest praise for what we have to offer. We are all extremely passionate about the work that we do. We always ensure that our customers are beyond satisfied with all aspects of our products & services.

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We are one of the few companies in the world that offers the fastest lead time. Once the final measurements are filed we move forward with the installation in an effort to bring your dream kitchen to life! Our team of granite and quartz countertops are some of the fastest installers in the industry. Our facility uses the latest technology and tools to provide custom countertop fabrication services. We will accommodate to any wall shape, counters, & other dimensions. Our  countertop installation team is experienced and always caters to the client’s needs.

If you are searching for durability then granite and quartz countertops are exactly what you need. These are some of the most beautiful and longlasting countertop materials around! The wide selection of stones, colors, and patterns made available to you through Cutting Edge Countertops is one of a kind. Our reputation for offering the largest variety of top-quality products and best prices is what sets us apart from the rest.

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If you are ready to get started on your kitchen remodel and renovation then contact our team of countertop professionals in Troy Michigan or any of our other locations. You can choose from our large selection of natural stone countertops. Visit our blog for more. 888.515.TOPS (8677)

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Now Open: New Troy Countertop Design & Selection Center

As a growing leader in the sales and manufacturing of residential and commercial countertops for the Midwest region, we are pleased to announce the opening of our fifth Cutting Edge Countertops location in the tri-state area. Following the recent expansion of our manufacturing facility in Perrysburg, Ohio, we pursued the opportunity to better serve the design and construction market in the Troy, Michigan area.

Our newest showroom and design center is located at 192 East Maple Road in Troy. The facility is staffed by three experienced design consultants with years of experience to assist with any type of project.  With nearly 70 full-size natural stone slabs to view and even more quartz selections to choose from, customers are sure to find the perfect stone for their kitchen or bath. CEC carries a large variety of granite and marble, as well as top quartz products from HanStone, Silestone, Caesarstone, and other major material brands like Corian, Hi-Macs, Dekton, Neolith and GEOS.

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Our company operates under key safety, quality and service commitments, including maintaining first-class facilities, offering an extensive material selection, providing quick project turnaround and an unmatched dedication to customer experience.

“We have the honor of creating the centerpiece for our clients’ kitchen or bath projects,” said Keith Sadowski, CEC Regional Sales Manager. “We believe that there are no ordinary kitchens or baths, they are all extraordinary, just like our customers’ unique styles and needs.”

CEC is one of the largest fabricators of granite and quartz countertops in the Midwest, cranking out more than 50 kitchen and vanity tops a day. The company employs a state-of-the-art fabrication process that is designed to offer each client the highest quality countertops. From its 95,000 sq.ft. headquarters, CEC’s production warehousing, manufacturing, and logistics operations are centralized to service the states of Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.

“We encourage you to come visit our new showroom and let us make your new countertops the envy of the neighborhood,” Sadowski closed.

To celebrate the new space, CEC will host a grand opening event this summer.

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