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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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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.

MARBLE COUNTERS

The Best Marble Countertop Alternatives

Countertops That Look Like Marble

Have marble countertops been the apple of your eye when thinking about your future kitchen or bath remodel? But now that you’re planning and researching you’ve seen the warnings about how marble stains and etches easily. Marble is a classic natural stone surface and if you don’t mind dealing with the small cons, they may still be a great option for your kitchen interior design project. However, if you’re looking for some marble alternatives that offer greater durability, Cutting Edge Countertops has some great ones to share! We have the list of marble countertop alternatives that will suffice for the real version! Follow along with CECTOPS to get the inside scoop on the marble look alike countertop collections and designs! 

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1. Quartz that Looks Like Marble

White quartz has been extremely popular in recent years and it’s clear why. These marble look-a-like quartz countertops require less maintenance and great variety in terms of veining. We will be breaking down engineered stone AKA quartz countertops that look like marble by two groups. First we will dive into the designs that have polished looks. Then, we will jump into the countertop options that are honed, matte, and have a suede finish. Something you may want to keep in mind though, is that these may not be the best if you are looking for outdoor countertops. Quartz stone is not recommended by professionals for outdoor spaces. Unfortunately, the colors could fade due to prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Nevertheless, quartz is still an top choice around the world for any interior design that needs a little luxury kick. 

A. Let’s start with the polished looks: 

Eternal Classic Calacatta – A beautiful quartz that looks like Calacatta marble

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Italian Waves – sophisticated creamy pearl background with grey accent for a classic or contemporary style

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Muse – perfect blend of an alabaster white canvas thoughtfully intertwined with dark-hued veins

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Calacatta Natura – another Calacatta marble look with a whispy linear kitchen modern design

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Bianco Dolomite – conjures a brisk, fresh feel with sporadic movement

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B. Now, let’s take a look at a few of the honed/matte/suede finish options:

Statuario Maximus – luxury is exemplified with bold and dynamic veining sweeping across a soft white base

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Pearl Jasmine – subtle movement for just a touch of grey

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2. Other Marble Look A Like Kitchen Countertops

There are a ton of options for best marble look alike countertops. Compact Surfaces, for example, are thinner format countertops that emerged in the last decade. Compact countertops offer white veined looks too that look identical to marble. In the most recent years, we have received many inquiries from homeowners and luxury home builders looking for a more affordable countertop that looks like marble stone. We understand there is a budget in place for everyone. So, our goal was to bring a collection of kitchen counters that you could choose from and still walk away with, happy! Our collections are designed and each countertop slab is individually picked with one thought in mind. To exceed your expectations. Next time you are in the market for a remodel and you are interested in a durable and affordable counter that resembles marble, ask about compact surfaces!

Aura – inspired by traditional Carrara and Calacatta marbles

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Opera – takes inspiration from elegant Italian Carrara marble. When you are delving deep into your remodel and need more kitchen interior ideas, the best you can do is rely on Cutting Edge Countertops. Our professionals are eager to give you the inside scoop to help you create the divine space of your dreams. CECTOPS is here to guide you and suggest the best countertops that will compliment the ideas you have for your kitchen. Call us today. (419) 873-9500

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Entzo – mixes gold hues with the characteristic veins of the highly sought-after look of Calacatta Gold. This design has been quite the popular one in the industry of kitchen interior designs and redesigns. We find most people do not know about it until they ask about a marble look alike that is less costly. Entzo is an ultra compact surface that will easily modernize any outdated kitchen or give your design the extra push it needs. 

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If you’re ready to view some of these designs in person, visit one of our countertop showrooms nearest you! We look forward to learning about your project and helping you pick the perfect marble-look alike!  Make sure to check out our countertop blog for more related content. For all questions and concerns contact us today by calling (419) 873-9500