In today’s world market, customers have a wide variety of options when shopping for new kitchen countertops. There are a number of beautiful marbles and granites with many colors and patterns, several brands of quartz materials to choose from, and other natural stone choices such as Travertine and soapstone, to name a few. The right choice can sometimes make all the difference to the overall décor, design, and feel of one of your home’s most important rooms—the kitchen.
While some customers may choose a stone that has a lot of movement and color, or perhaps the settled look of marble, others may opt for the functionality and easy maintenance that quartz has to offer. Fortunately, the professionals at American Stone in Hyannis are available to guide customers through the entire process—from selecting the stone to the final installation steps.
“I believe that an educated customer is the best customer,” says general manager Dan Solaris. “We try to meet their expectations by getting them as involved in the process as possible. I think it’s important that when the customers leave here, they are comfortable, not only with the stone, but with the company as well. What they’re getting from us is integrity, transparency, and old-fashioned customer service.”
American Stone offers the largest inventory on Cape Cod, with unique materials from countries around the world including Brazil, Italy, Norway, India, and China. The company also offers quality quartz materials from manufacturers like Silestone, Ceaserstone, Compaq, Pental, and many more. In addition to kitchen countertops, the materials offered by American Stone can be used for many other projects such as vanity counters, outdoor kitchens, fireplace surrounds and hearths, mantles, entertainment centers, desktops, and bar tops.
The company also offers an extensive array of stone remnants. “Customers do not have to purchase the entire slab,” Solaris says. “In reality, customers are only billed for the square footage used for their project.” The remaining pieces can be used to complete smaller projects, such as a vanity, or bar countertop. “We even have remnants large enough to accommodate small kitchen counters,” says Solaris, “and these remnants are sold at a discount, which can mean a considerable savings when working within a budget.”
In addition, American Stone provides several kitchen cabinet lines to complement any design or renovation, including an in-home kitchen design consultation. “We are happy to assist customers in any way we can,” Solaris says. “We recently worked with a particular designer whose customer requested a stone surface that gave off a blue ‘ocean’ vibe. Working with a network of wholesalers, we were able to locate several options, involve the customer in the fabrication process, and finish the project on time and within budget.”
“We believe that one of the most important steps in this process,” Solaris says, “is to have an opportunity to trace the template onto your stone and see it come alive as a work of art—right in front of your eyes.”