Countertop Installation Ames IA

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Coy Builders
(515) 233-5097
1420 24th St
Ames, IA
 
Geisinger Construction Inc
(515) 232-8951
201 Washington Ave
Ames, IA
 
Bowers Construction
(515) 292-5669
3123 West St
Ames, IA
 
Lasco Construction Services
(515) 292-3577
2229 229th Pl Ste C
Ames, IA
 
Atr Siding & Seamless Gutters
(515) 432-4422
1410 Summit Ave
Ames, IA
 
Huffman Construction
(515) 232-4550
130 Sondrol Ave
Ames, IA
 
All Seasons Contracting Svcs
(515) 233-8508
407 Freel Dr
Ames, IA
 
Artisan Plumbing
(515) 232-1800
5396 Arrasmith Trl
Ames, IA
 
Friedrich Construction
(515) 663-9988
619 E Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Dan Gorman Construction Inc
(515) 292-0508
5421 Maryland St
Ames, IA
 

What are Granite Countertops?

Answer:
There is nothing more beautiful than the warmth of

natural materials used in the construction or remodeling of a home.  When focusing on the kitchen, nothing is more luxurious than the inclusion of granite countertops .  Granite is a natural crystalline that is generally quarried, cut, edged, sanded, buffed, profiled, and sealed in preparation for sale as countertop material.

Once a buyer selects the prepared granite color, the granite slab is customized further to fit the location and size of the countertops needed. 

Depending upon what the buyer orders, some additional artistic features can be added to the surface to give that authentic, one of a kind look and feel. 

Granite countertops are more expensive and are typically considered only when the budget is wide open.  With the addition of granite countertops, however, elegance and increased value are inevitably added to the home.

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What is a Soapstone Countertop?

Answer:
Soapstone is a natural stone material consisting

primarily of talc, one of Nature's softest minerals.  Soapstone actually feels similar to that of touching a dry bar of soap; it has a soft, smooth comfortable texture .

Soapstone Countertops provide a natural beauty all their own, and many practical advantages , as well.  True soapstone is essentially inert, and as such is not affected by acids or alkalis which it may be subjected to as a countertop. Soapstone is also impervious to deep staining , as it does not absorb below the surface level. 

A common practice is to "seal" a soapstone surface with mineral oil or stone-sealer product.  Doing so significantly changes its appearance to a much darker color, and often highlights the unique features of the stone itself.  Soapstone may be sanded to return it to its natural color , since the oil or sealer penetration is superficial only.

Soapstone countertops are a little pricey, averaging out around $65 per square foot , installed.
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