Countertops

Stone Properties

Marble & Granite
Quarried natural stone by nature have conditions that cannot be controlled, i.e. color, size, veining, fissures, & thickness, etc.

Granite, marble, limestone, travertine & any quarried products offered have been cut from carefully selected stone blocks produced by Mother Earth.

As a natural stone product, please understand that some stone may contain naturally occurring imperfections, which are characteristic of the stone.
Quartz
Modern quartz countertops are an engineered (man-made) material created through a manufacturing process that mixes approximately 95 percent ground natural quartz with 5 percent polymer resins.
The result is an ultra-durable, low-maintenance, natural stone-look countertop available in an ever-expanding array of colors.
James Martin currently inventories two colors of quartz countertops. Snow White and Shadow Gray.

The durability of quartz means that, unlike other types of natural stone countertops, quartz resists staining or corrosion from cooking oils,
liquids and most household cleaning products — so there's no need for periodic resealing of the surface.

Quartz may be damaged by excessive heat, however, so homeowners should use care when handling small appliances like curling irons.

Cleaning is easy.
Daily maintenance can be performed using mild soap and warm water. Due too the superior durability of quartz, you may also use cleaning products like Clorox Anywhere, 409 Orange and even Windex.

No sealing is required.
These characteristics will include color and shade variations, geological flaws, irregular markings, voids, veins, fissures, cracks, lines and/or minor separations.
It is a standard practice by the manufacturer to repair these separations by one or more of the following methods: waxing, filling, or reinforcements with non-stone products.
All of these variations and characteristics are common and present to some degree.
However, part of the beauty of having natural stone is the characteristics, which will not impair the function or wearing of the materials.
Solid Surface
Solid Surface is an acrylic-based manufactured product composed of minerals, resins, and pigments.
Nonporous, durable and easy to maintain, solid surface countertops are finding more and more acceptance in bathrooms.
The durable surface resists heat and rarely stains—and if marking occurs, it can be buffed out.
As the name implies, the surface is not coated but contains color all the way through.

With its seamless appearance, solid surface countertops are always an attractive option.
Today's designs take style to the next level by mimicking materials such as granite, quartz, concrete and even glass.

James Martin inventories a beautiful Solid Surface color named: Arctic Fall.
We also have multiple vanities which have countertops with integrated sinks in a Solid Surface color we call Bright White.

Maintenance & Cleaning is easy.
Follow the same suggestions we have listed for Quartz
No sealing is required.

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