Granite Countertops in Frederick, MD
Designer Surfaces has been the premier provider of granite countertops in Frederick, Maryland, for over 30 years! With decades of experience, our company provides unparalleled quality.
We have a unique installation process that sets us apart from all other businesses and guarantees your satisfaction. We work with you from the beginning to end of your project to deliver you a granite countertop you’ll love for life.
What Is Granite?
If you’re looking at getting a granite countertop, you probably want to know what it is and what all the hype is about.
Granite is a natural stone that is found across the globe. It’s millions of years old and was formed by Earth’s molten core being pushed towards the surface and being cooled quickly under intense pressure. It’s then exposed to the surface through seismic activity making it prevalent in many mountainous areas.
As the molten lava moved towards the surface, it collected other minerals which makes granite such a unique and variegated stone. Your piece could contain quartz, feldspar, biotite, amphibole, muscovite, or other minerals.
No matter what, your piece is unique to you as no two slabs of granite are identical.
Why Use Granite for Countertops?
Other than the rock’s beauty and versatility in color and style, it is also an excellent building material. Many buildings, sidewalks, and statues are made from granite, and so are many countertops!
Granite is comparable in hardness to diamonds, giving it extreme durability. This makes it the perfect material for countertops which often see intense wear over their lifetimes.
Granite can withstand knife blades, hot plates, and spills with ease which is why we always recommend it for kitchens especially.
As for color options, at Designer Surfaces Unlimited, we offer over 500 unique color combinations! We have pieces with tight uniform patterns, as well as others with wider patterns with flow.
No matter what, you’re sure to find a piece that fits perfectly with your home’s color palette. To help you visualize, we even have a color simulator to see pieces imagined in your very own home!
What Is the Process of Installing Granite Countertops?
Once you’ve decided to have granite countertops installed in your home, you may be wondering what the process looks like and how long it will take.
The first step is to decide on what granite you want. With more than 500 natural granite options, you’ll be spoiled for choice!
Then, we will schedule a visit to your home to template the piece. This involves making a pattern for your granite piece using either cardboard materials or our laser templating system.
During this process, we discuss and approve everything with you including seam location, overhangs, and radius corners. You always get final approval.
After templating, we order your unique piece of granite and then make it to fit your home’s template. During this time period, we encourage you to come to our showroom by appointment to approve and view the slabs of granite that will be used for your project.
Once your piece is completed, we will schedule a day for installation in four hour time slots. When your piece is installed, it’s sealed and ready for use!
The entire process can take several weeks due to shipping, design, and development, so we encourage you to start the process early if you have any big home events coming up.