Materials By Calibrated Surfaces, INC.
When you work with the knowledgeable staff at Calibrated Surfaces, Inc., you are
guaranteed the best in material selection and top-notch customer service. We offer granite, quartz, other natural stone, and solid surfaces. Our full-service process ensures unmatched attention to detail and execution. Selecting the right surface for your project – a surface that will fit your style, your lifestyle, and your budget – is a huge decision.
As Northwest Indiana’s leading countertop installation company, the team at Calibrated Surfaces, Inc. is here to help you make the right choice with our variety of types and styles. We work with you from start to finish, from design and selection to fabrication and installation, along with offering repair and resurfacing.
Why Choose Stone?
Stone countertops are a quality investment for your home. Every granite stone slab is distinctive and unique, which offers a truly custom element to your project. Quartz is extremely low maintenance and available in a wide array of colors. Both options offer long-lasting and durable surfaces in addition to their aesthetic benefits.
Quartz is a very low-maintenance, design-friendly stone. If you want the look of natural stone without a lot of upkeep, quartz countertops are a great option. Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on Earth, making it the most durable option for kitchens.
Countertops made of quartz consist of ground quartz (90-94%) and polyester resins that bind and add color. Quartz countertops can come in a wide range of beautiful colors, from neutrals like grays and beiges, to whites with grays, veined patterns to solid blacks, and everything in between. Sparkles are often added via recycled glass or metallic flakes to mimic the look of a natural stone. What’s more, the resins make the stone nonporous, meaning quartz countertops will never have to be sealed. Quartz countertops are also anti-microbial and resistant to stains and scratches.
Quartz is only suitable for indoor use, and trivets should be used with hot dishes or appliances to avoid damage. Due to its heavy weight, quartz should also only be installed by professionals like those at Calibrated Surfaces, Inc.
Granite and Natural Stone
When you select granite or natural stone, you’re choosing a unique surface. Granite and natural stone countertops are durable, versatile, and available in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Granite and most natural stone slabs are porous which does require sealing. When sealed appropriately, they will be resistant to stains. Knowing how to care for your granite or natural stone after it has been installed is important when contemplating surfaces during the selection process. Selecting slabs for your countertops comes down to aesthetics.
Complete the look of your dream kitchen or special project with the quality and beauty of a hand selected slab! Granite has certain installation requirements, and like quartz, is extremely heavy. Trust the installation to the pros at Calibrated Surfaces, Inc.
Solid surface countertops have been a mainstay in the industry for years. Most colors and patterns can offer a seamless look as well as options such as integrated sinks and backsplashes.
The material itself is softer to the touch than stone but offers the flexibility of a surface that can be finished with a matte, semi-gloss or even a high shine finish. Solid surface is extremely soft and scratches easily, but with a bit of care, it can continue to look beautiful for years to come.
No matter the aesthetic, ease of care or budget constraints you face, the experts at Calibrated Surfaces, Inc., will walk you through the selection, installation and maintenance process, giving you peace of mind and beautiful, high-quality countertops and surfaces for decades to come.