Have you been considering upgrading the countertops, vanities, backsplashes, or kitchen island in your home or business? While we’re always happy to help you via email or phone, the best way to get started on your project is to visit us at one of our showrooms! Here’s why:
True-to-Life Product Color and Patterns
Photos can give you an idea of how materials look, but they’re a poor substitute for seeing our beautiful products in person. Variations in lighting can create shadows that may alter the look of the patterns or colors; cameras also tend to add in unnatural tones. This can distort how the stone looks and make it more difficult to know what they truly look like—which can lead to mistakes in color selection or simply a less satisfying result. By viewing the materials in person, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting and how well it will work with your existing aesthetics.
The Ability to Touch the Materials
Have you ever noticed the texture and temperature are different depending on the type of stone you’re touching? This is another feature that’s lost by looking at photos alone. Each type of stone has different properties that can affect how they feel to the touch. When you visit our showrooms, you’ll have the opportunity to touch the materials and see how they feel for yourself. Although this may not be high on your list of priorities, it might surprise you to find that you prefer the sensation of one stone over another!
Get a Feel for the Size of Available Products
If you’ve never had upgrades to your home, it can be difficult to know the size of the materials you’ll need. Seeing our products in person can give you a good idea of the slab size you’ll need, and it can also help you better visualize the project as a whole.
See the Difference in Product Quality
Some stores provide higher-quality samples of stone than what is actually sold; at Artistic Stone, we are completely transparent. We have different levels of pricing for products of differing quality—and we’re always happy to explain why or show you the differences so that you can choose the best product for your project.
Find the Right Products for Your Project
Depending on what type of surface you’d like installed and how you plan to use it, some types of stone may work better than others. When you visit our showrooms, we can discuss factors like:
- Whether the surface will be in a high-traffic area
- Whether the surface will be exposed to heat or UV light
- Your maintenance and cleaning requirements
- Your budget
After we understand what you’re looking for, we can make recommendations on the best materials for your project.
Free Color Consultation
With over 100 colors of granite, marble, quartz, and quartzite, choosing the right color for your project can be a bit overwhelming! That’s why we offer a free color and countertop design consultation. Bring in photos for us to look at and we’ll offer suggestions based on nearly 20 years of experience in countertop, vanity, and kitchen island design. With our expertise, we can help you quickly narrow down your choices and find materials that will maximize the beauty of your kitchen.
Get the Information You Need
Some information can be difficult to accurately (and fully) convey over the phone or by email, especially when it comes to talking about things with a visual component. By visiting us in person, we can make sure that we’re answering any questions or concerns completely. This can also be very helpful if you’re more of a visual person; we can show you physical examples of what we’re talking about, or even draw a quick sketch.
Finally, when you visit our showrooms, there are no surprises! You’ll be able to see all the materials you’re purchasing first-hand and experience the service you can expect to receive throughout your project. We’ll take plenty of time to work with you and are happy to explain the entire fabrication and installation process, so you’ll never be left wondering.
Visit Artistic Stone in San Leandro or Mountain View Today!
Anytime you visit Artistic Stone, you’ll also have the advantage of receiving our full customer experience. We strive to make every visit exceptional with full-service and complete satisfaction in mind. Each project starts with us asking ourselves, “what we would want if it was our own kitchen?” From there, we ensure you have the best materials, colors, patterns, design, and installation to make your dream a reality.
Visit Artistic Stone today at 1800 Williams St. in San Leandro or 2407 East Charleston Rd. in Mountain View. We look forward to working with you!