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Quartz VS Granite VS Marble

Quartz VS Granite VS Marble

One of the most asked questions of a kitchen and bathroom remodeler is ”what is the difference between Granite and Quartz when using it as a countertop surface? How about Marble?”

Our answer is usually another question… “What is most important to you? Color? Design? Durability? How about your personal habits that may affect your overall satisfaction with the product you chose?”

Many times after discussing surface options with clients, we find that they want all those features that were mentioned above.  Each option can give you some of those features, but usually not all. The best way to discover which product is best for you is to break down the Pros and Cons of each material.

Let’s start with Marble. Marble is a natural stone with several variations of color with large veining running through it. The most commonly used is Carrara White because of price and availability. Marble is known for its gorgeous appearance and it is heat resistant, though care should be used with hot pots and pans or hair dryers. It is a porous product that is much easier to scratch or stain than Granite or Quartz and should be resealed every 6 months. Therefore, it is usually recommended that Marble is used in less high traffic area such as a bathroom countertop or even bathroom walls.

Marble for kitchen countertops is NOT recommended unless the homeowner doesn’t use their kitchen a lot. (I know, hard to believe) or is well aware of the maintenance requirements.

Now to the tough guys. Granite is also a natural stone product but is more durable and more resistant to stains and scratches. You can find literally hundreds of color variations of beautiful Granite at many stone suppliers preferred by your kitchen and bath expert. Even though Granite is striking in appearance and the gold standard in any modern kitchen and bathroom, it is not as popular as it once was. Because it is a natural product excavated from a mountain it is also porous and will require sealing once a year. Although heat and scratch resistant, even with resealing the product customers still complain of stains that cannot be removed, which brings us to Quartz.

This product is made up of about 95% natural Quartz and 5% Polymer Resins. What is so unique about Quartz? Manufacturers have found a way to make the product look like real Granite and Marble without the maintenance issues experienced with natural stones.  Quartz does not need to be re-sealed because of the manufacturing process and it is actually stronger than Granite. Quartz is impervious to stains, scratches, and cracking. Many times clients will tell me that they have had some other surface before and did not want the same maintenance issues that they once experienced. So, with modern manufacturing techniques and new design elements, Quartz is dominating sales throughout all of the United States. All the surfaces above can be a wonderful choice for your home, just know how you are using them and contact your Kitchen and Bath professional on where to use them.

Premier Kitchen & Bath Is Among the Top-Rated Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Company Serving Metro Phoenix & Surrounding Areas. To see for yourself why Premier Kitchen & Bath stands out from other kitchen and bath remodeling companies in Metro Phoenix, and surrounding areas, contact us or stop by our showroom in Mesa today. One of our designers will be glad to assist you. 

Written by: Bill Bahling – Talented Premier Kitchen and Bath Designer

Home & Design Magazine

Love our spreads in @HomeAndDesign. These #Kitchens & #Bathrooms were designed and built by our team. We are a total #design-build firm! ALL contractors are employees! 

We take great pride in our red carpet remodeling service and don’t take any shortcuts to ensure that every remodeling project we accomplish turns out perfectly. From concept to completion, we’ve helped many homeowners in Scottsdale, and all surrounding areas, turn a basic kitchen into their favorite gathering space or a dated bathroom into a relaxing retreat.

If you’re a homeowner looking for a company to expertly handle your kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, or any other type of interior renovation, contact Premier Kitchen & Bath today. With just one company and one contract, we offer a seamless remodeling experience.

Contact us today to set up your appt with one of our talented designers to create your dream space 480-405-5018

Cambria Debut – Social Soirée

Cambria Debut – Social Soirée

Thank you to all of our wonderful guests that came out to this fun-filled event! We had such a great time. Thank you Cambria for making this event a success!

Congrats to our 3 Raffle Drawing Winners: Dee Taylor, Jeri Barney and Anthony & Maureen Silva!!!!!!!

 


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Photo Credit to Rick Jewett from Seville Living for taking some of these amazing pictures!

Among Home Improvement Contractors in Phoenix, AZ, Premier Kitchen & Bath Stands Apart

Home Improvement Contractors Phoenix AZThere are many home improvement contractors serving the Phoenix, Arizona, area, but how do you know which one can be trusted to perform high-quality renovations at your home? The first thing to consider is the range of products that are available. For instance, if you want a bathroom made for luxury, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most for your investment with modern products such as a steam shower, a splash wall, and touchless faucets.

The next thing to consider when paring down your list of home improvement contractors in the Phoenix, AZ, area is their reputation for customer service. Search for any awards or industry recognitions such as a high rating with the Better Business Bureau that will speak to their level of professionalism and dedication to performing flawless installations.

You’ll also want to choose a contractor that will listen to your wants and needs and bring their own design ideas to the table to create a redesign that will truly leave you breathless. After all, it’s your house that’s being renovated and your money that’s being invested – why shouldn’t you have the bathroom or kitchen of your dreams?

Homeowners in Phoenix, AZ, and surrounding areas can turn to Premier Kitchen & Bath for a flawless home renovation. What sets us apart from other home improvement contractors is not just our A+ rating with the BBB but also our design process, where our designers will take your ideas and improve upon them in ways you may not have thought of. Through a series of planning and refining consults, we’ll ensure that all your wants and desires are included in the makeover, as well as other additions that go beyond what you thought was possible. To learn more, contact Premier Kitchen & Bath today.

Weekend Events

Weekend Events
Things happening around the valley this weekend. 

Premier Kitchen and Bath knows how important it is to be with family & friends so we put together a few things that are happening around the valley this weekend so you can get out and enjoy the valley. Check out the weekend events around the valley below. 

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Weekend Events: Things happening around the valley this weekend:

Illumination – 11/17-1/14/18 – Norterra. Illumination is Arizona’s largest holiday drive-thru light show that is fully synchronized to your favorite music. This 1-mile long driving attraction will feature millions of holiday lights synchronized to holiday music throughout 14 acres of the newest state of the art holiday lights and displays. Prices Vary.

Phoenix Pizza Festival – 11/18 – Top pizza makers will come together for a beautiful day out in the November sunshine at Margaret T. Hance Park for the annual Phoenix Pizza Festival! All vendors will offer $2-$4 sample items as well as half and whole pies for you and your family/friends to enjoy. There will be live music, lots of local businesses to meet, and an interactive kid’s craft zone.  Price $10.

Fall Out Boy – Mania Tour – 11/18 – Talking Stick Arena. Prices Vary.

Polar Express – Starting 11/18 (Dates Vary) – Every winter the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express comes to life on a journey from the nighttime wilderness of Williams, Arizona, to the enchanted beauty of “the North Pole”—where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting with a keepsake present for every good boy and girl. You’ll be smiling from ear to ear, as you watch children’s faces light up when the train arrives, and enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies while listening to this timeless story. Prices Vary.

Madagascar- A Musical Adventure – 11/17-11/19 – Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Prices Vary.

Lights of the World – Starting 11/18 (Dates Vary) – Arizona State Fairgrounds – The largest light and lantern festival in North America brightens the Downtown Phoenix skies November 16 through January 2 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Combining the age-old Chinese tradition of lanterns with cutting-edge technology and lights. The Lights of the World lantern displays extend from 18 to 60 feet, showcasing features of different cultures and civilizations around the globe. With over 11 exhibits and 75 stunning displays, Lights of the World promises an unforgettable exploration of global cultures and cuisine. Lights of the World also possesses a litany of other entertainment features, carnival rides and games, a daily performance showcasing acrobatics, dance, and music concerts. Prices Vary.

Premier Kitchen & Bath Is Among the Top-Rated Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Company Serving Metro Phoenix & Surrounding Areas. To see for yourself why Premier Kitchen & Bath stands out from other kitchen and bath remodeling companies in Metro Phoenix, and surrounding areas, contact us or stop by our showroom in Mesa today. One of our designers will be glad to assist you. 

Is there a difference between Granite & Quartz counter tops?

Granite & Quartz

When #remodeling your kitchen, the #countertops are most people’s top priority. The best countertops are both low-maintenance, affordable, and durable. When considering countertop materials the obvious choices are narrowed down to #granite and #quartz.
 
Granite is perfect for those who want low-maintenance countertops that do not fade or discover over time. If you decide to continue your kitchen remodeling with granite, be prepared to add sealants to ensure its luster and longevity. Granite is one of the most common and preferred materials because it is durable and stain resistant. Granite is capable of withstanding heat with cooking and serving food and never shows water marks. 
 
Quartz offers all the same benefits as granite, but they aren’t entirely natural. Quartz is often dyed for coloration because without color quartz is rather unappealing. However, the composition of quartz is uniform so it doesn’t have as many natural grains, flecks or veins as granite. 
 
Contact Premier Kitchen & Bath today for more information about our kitchen design, bathroom design, and other remodeling services. We proudly serve homeowners in Metropolitan Phoenix and all surrounding areas.
 
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Man-Made Stones

Man-Made Stones

Man-made stone like Caesarstone or Silestone offers solid color choices that can accent a very contemporary styled kitchen.  Contact us today to set an appointment with one of our talented designers for a free consultation

Man-Made Stones

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How Many Remodeling Contractors Do You Need to Hire for Your Scottsdale, AZ, Home Renovation Project?

Remodeling Contractors Scottsdale AZThere are many remodeling contractors in the Scottsdale, Arizona, area, all of whom have different specialties when it comes to home renovations. For instance, if you’re excited about finally having the bathroom of your dreams, complete with a steam shower, touchless faucets in twin sinks, and a beautiful tile floor, you’ll need to seek out a contractor that specializes in bathroom remodels.

Another popular room to have renovated is the kitchen. To truly enjoy a brand-new kitchen designed just how you like it with smart appliances, under-cabinet lighting, and a climate-controlled wine cabinet, searching among area remodeling contractors to find one that is trustworthy and has years of experience updating kitchens should be your first priority.

However, what if you’d like to update both your bathroom and your kitchen? Does this mean you have to hire two separate remodeling contractors? Not if you do some diligent research to find a firm that can handle both jobs at once. Indeed, you can certainly save yourself some money (and headaches) by hiring just one contractor to complete all the renovations you need for your Scottsdale, AZ, home.

Fortunately, area homeowners can choose Premier Kitchen & Bath. Out of all the remodeling contractors in Scottsdale, AZ, we stand apart due to the sheer scope of our services. We work with many different manufacturers to bring our customers the best appliances, cabinetry, showers and bathtubs, lighting, flooring, countertops, and more, so that they can enjoy the luxury remodel they’ve always wanted. And, unlike other remodeling contractors, we have a team of highly experienced designers that can take your initial ideas and expand on them to create a finished remodel that will exceed your expectations. For more information, contact Premier Kitchen & Bath today.