Quality Countertops in Annapolis
Arkadia Surfaces offers you only the highest-quality materials from around the globe. We carry a wide array of granite and marble slabs as well as engineered quartz from Cambria, Silestone, Caesarstone, and Vetrazzo. Feel free to browse our color gallery and give us a call to discuss your project.
If you’re considering a granite countertop in your kitchen or bathroom, you won’t be disappointed in making a durable, stylish purchase that instantly improves your home’s market value and visual appeal. Granite doesn’t depreciate in value or popularity over the years, and every single piece is different, making it unique to your home. Each one-of-a-kind and exotic slab can last for decades with proper care, and our design team will help you find just the right forever countertop for long-term value and appeal.
Granite is ideal for kitchen and bathrooms, where hygiene is important. This stone is naturally antibacterial and very easy to clean with just some warm water and mild detergent. If you’re planning to use it in a new kitchen design, granite is also heat-resistant, created under extremely high heat and pressure underground over years. With a professional-grade stone sealant, the porous stone becomes stain- and scratch-resistant for a glossy sheen even with daily use in high-traffic areas.
Because granite is a long-term investment, you should always allow stone specialists to help you select, transport, and install the slabs. Unlike inexpensive countertop materials, mistakes can’t be easily repaired; one wrong cut could crack the stone or create the wrong size, rendering the entire piece worthless for the purposes of your project. Many regular residential contractors aren’t equipped to safely and carefully cut stone, but at Arkadia Surfaces, it’s our specialty.
Quartz countertops are incredibly popular and versatile in homes around Annapolis, so Arkadia Surfaces is here to help you understand all the options available to you, manage the design and color selection, and install your choice of quartz countertop. Many of our customers opt for quartz because it has the look of solid stone but almost unlimited options of consistent color and styles.
Even though it’s called engineered stone, quartz is made from natural rock and stone, not fabricated artificially. Instead of being quarried like granite, quartz contains about 95 percent ground natural quartz and 5 percent polymer resins to hold it all together. The end product is just as hard, if not harder, and in some ways tougher than granite. It is almost indestructible but a bit less heat-resistant than granite. Because it’s durable and nonporous, your quartz countertop will repel stains from juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee, cosmetics and other kitchen and bathroom products without the use of a sealant.