We carry the largest color selections of granite, marble, and quartz countertops and kitchen islands in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Granite is a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom counters. It is highly heat resistant, naturally beautiful, chip- and scratch-resistant, stain resistant with proper maintenance, and resistant to mold and mildew.
At Artistic Stone, there are many affordable, beautiful choices for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. But what material should go where? Can the backsplash vary from the countertop, and how much area should it cover? What about edging options?
Prefabricated Countertops vs. Natural Slab
Prefabricated countertops are slabs of natural stone or engineered quartz which have been dressed with countertop-ready edging (in a variety of styles) and are ready for custom cutting. The natural quarried stone is partially processed at our production facility and shipped to our warehouses in the Bay Area, where it is selected by the customer and cut to size for your kitchen, backsplash and bathroom.
This differs from natural slab stone, which does not have its edging and finishing applied until after it is purchased. While natural slab can be useful for certain specialized projects, it is not always as cost-effective.
Quality, style and selection for our prefabricated stone is equivalent to natural slab stone. Our sales rep can help determine what the job calls for, but typically, prefabricated stone is the way to go. In terms of price, our customers generally pay 40-50% less for prefabricated stone, making it the popular choice for homeowners who want both high quality and reasonable pricing.
Assessing Quality Countertop Materials
Artistic Stone carries only Grade A granite, marble and limestone products. Lower grades may crack or have muddy, inconsistent coloring. Our countertops are ¾” thick, which is thicker than most prefabricated countertops on the market. Thick stone increases its durability. .
We are proud to label the origins of our stone products, providing you with a greater assurance of its quality and manufacturing.
Our prefabricated countertops come with four distinct edge options. Edges have a height of 1.5 inches, except for Marble and Limestone, which carry a thinner edge.
Artistic Stone carries polished, honed and brushed surface finishes.
Kitchen Islands and Backsplashes
We carry matching prefabricated countertops, Kitchen islands and backsplashes and are happy to show you all of our inventory. By ensuring that each of these surfaces came from the same stone block, homeowners can rest assured that color and pattern is consistent and uniform.
We also carry longer kitchen islands than most of our competitors, who may only carry up to 30 to 36” x 96” lengths. Artistic Stone carries sizes up to 52” width and 100” length. The longer, wider sizes mean fewer seams in your countertop surface.
For backsplashes, we offer both 4” and 7” sizes, suitable for covering rough areas of the wall exposed during demolition of your old tile or backsplash.
Smart, Reliable Workmanship
As always, Artistic Stone offers a two-year warranty on its workmanship.
Available Prefabricated Countertop Sizes (Length x Width x Thickness)
|100” x 26” x ¾”||110” x 26” x ¾”|
|110” x 36” x ¾”||110” x 42” x ¾”||100” x 52” x ¾”|
|Backsplashes||110” x 4” x ¾”||110” x 7” x ¾”|
Questions? Our knowledgeable sales team is here to help you figure out what will work best for your space.
Ready for the next step? Ready to talk specifics on colors and square footage? Get started with a free online estimate.