Customers that start their selection process before getting all the facts may end up settling for a countertop that really was runner up on their wish list or even worse a countertop that does not perform to expectation.
A visit to our learning center or to Our Showroom will provide an easy and quick brush up on the starting-out-facts which will provide some of the confidence you will need for choosing that counter that both looks great and performs.
Additionally when you meet with our showroom manager Nancy and owners Mark and Brian Clayborne you get first-hand answers to any additional questions and concerns on top of seeing showroom examples.
Our Slab Inventory and Selection
Our Indoor Slab Warehouse & Gallery is open during regular business hours to you. No appointment necessary.
Atlantic carries over 60 colors of natural stone that we personally hand select for balance, pattern, and color. Looking for a particular stone that is not in stock - we’ll find the best.
Our inventory is constantly evolving. Stop by or schedule your visit today and find your perfect stone.
Granite: All around tough counter choice, life-time stain-proof by Atlantic (shameless plug and true!), incredible colors and patterns that have clients wondering how nature could ever produce such wonder. The most popular counter surface we craft and most cost-effective. It could be the last countertop you ever buy! Prices range from $50 to $100 per foot installed.
Marble: Marble is nature’s answer for calm veining and classic white. Marble is not for everyone as there are cautionary expectations that fussy folks may not come to terms but nonetheless beautiful and enduring. For 1000’s of years marble has been used - your marble counters will last you a lifetime too. For all the hype about how terrible marble is for the kitchen, not one of our marble kitchen customers has shared they regret choosing natural marble. We’ll share this in more detail but we highly encourage a honed or matte finish which actually is more beautiful than any polished marble surface. The cost widely ranges but traditional Carrara marbles range from $65 to $85 per foot
Quartz: Quartz is a man-made counter surface comprised of earthen quartz that is crushed into a fine powder and is combined with epoxy glues and colorant dyes. Very durable, available in unique colors, and even resembles some marbles and granites. Are you looking for a counter that is solid red, green, even purple - Quartz is likely your only option. Have you gone through some marble education and decided it might not be for you - Quartz may give you the look you want. The cost will vary widely from $50 to $150 per foot on average $75.
Quartzite: Nature continues to astound admirers of quartzite with the calmness of marble and the durability of polished granite. The only caveat is that the cost will run a little more than granites. Typically $90 to $120 per foot.
Soapstone: Soapstone is yet another unique stone surface used for 100’s of years primarily because of its ease of carving. Composed of a large percentage of talc, yes talcum powder talc, soapstone is soft but that is part of its allure. It has a feel, hence the name, that is unmistakable and wears and becomes one with its environment yet durable and maintainable with simple annual applications of stone-wax. Costs vary depending on variety running anywhere from $75 to $100+ per foot.