WHAT WE DO
At Access Countertops Ltd, we literally do it all. We source premium raw materials from the finest suppliers and fabricate them at our facility in Kamloops. Our skilled and experienced team will guide you every step of the way. We will work with you to find the perfect solution for the function and design you have in mind, and give you sound recommendations for your project. From the initial consultation to project completion, our specialists are always available to help you!
WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR PROJECT:
GRANITE, MARBLE OR QUARTZ?
Can Marble be used in the kitchen?
Marble is not recommended for use in the kitchen as it is easily stained and scratched.
Can I really cut on granite?
Granite is an extremely tough and durable stone, which can be used as a cutting surface although we do not recommend it. It is scratch resistant, but not scratch proof. You should be aware that cutting directly on the granite will dull your knives, and overtime it will also dull the surface of the granite.
Can my countertops scorch or burn?
Hot pots or open flames may not damage granite and marble, however it is recommended that you do not place hot pots, pans, or flames on quartz counters as the pigments and resins can discolor when exposed to extreme heat. Both products can also be subject to thermal shock, and we strongly suggest that you protect your countertops as you would any other surface.
Do stone countertops add value to my home? What is the life expectancy of granite?
Countertops made of natural or engineered stone add resale value to your home. As granite and quartz lasts a lifetime, after the cost of the initial installation (with proper maintenance and care) they should never need to be replaced.
Granite takes millions of years to form, and upon installation it will probably last for the lifetime of the home.
What is the difference between Marble and Granite?
Although both are stones, and both are quarried from the earth, granite and marble are very different from each other. Granite is formed deep in the earth’s mantle at extremely high temperatures, and is a very hard, resistant stone made of crystallized minerals. The marble family which includes limestone, travertine, marble, and onyx – starts out as sediment (animal skeletons and shells, plant matter, silt) at the bottom of bodies of water. After millions of years this solidifies into stone. Because its main component is calcium, acids such as vinegar and citrus beverages will etch it.
What is the difference between Granite and Quartz?
Quartz countertops are a man-made product containing approximately 93% quartz mineral and 7% pigments and resins. The resins give quartz countertops their non-porous properties but also their sensitivity to heat. Additionally, overexposure to ultraviolet rays can result in subtle discoloration and should not be used for outdoor applications.
Is Access Countertops Ltd templating and installing out of town?
Yes, we service all Southern British Columbia and can provide pricing as far north as Williams Lake for residential projects, and further north for commercial projects.
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Granite countertops are naturally durable and easy to clean, providing an uncompromising beauty and elegance.
Investing in Granite countertops will bring both beauty into your home and increase its value. Granite comes in a huge array of natural colours, patterns, and variations, no two slabs being exactly the same.
We pride ourselves in manufacturing and installing high quality granite counters. We give you access to an extensive selection of natural stone to help you find the perfect style and design. We can bring your dream countertop to life.
Our expertise in granite countertop installation is unparalleled in many ways. Our skilled team of experts is dedicated to finishing your project on time using the most sophisticated tools and equipment used today. Our craftsmanship is superior, and we never cut corners in our processes to deliver exactly the top quality service we are known for.
Combine beauty and durability in your space with the top-notch granite solutions of Access Countertop. Contact us today for inquiries or quotes.
Engineered quartz is a man-made product created mostly from natural materials. It’s made of 90 to 94 percent ground quartz and 6 to 10 percent resins and pigments that are combined into durable and nonporous slabs.
The strength of quartz, even in a manufactured form, makes it naturally resistant (not proof) to abrasion, scratches, dents, without the need for sealants. It is nontoxic and non-allergenic, and will last a lifetime.
In a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures, slabs of quartz are more consistent in its patterns and shades than natural stone. Colors and patterns that mimic natural stone, such as marble and granite, and cement lookalikes, are currently very popula
Check out each of suppliers for more information on their product. Contact us today to get further information on our services, design advise, and a competitive quote.
Quartz Countertops bring nature right to your door. It’s a natural, scratch and stain-resistant material that is easy to clean.
Marble Countertops are a strong and beautiful Natural product. It’s extensive variety of colourful patterns made it a symbol of tradition and refined taste.
A beautiful timeless stone which is primarily composed of dolomite and calcite.
There are many different colours of marble, ranging from black to white. Marble is vulnerable to acid and it best for use inside. It is very easy to etch, scratch, and stain. Dry veining, fissures, and pitting are common occurrences in all marbles.
The use of it in a kitchen requires careful consideration, we will discuss this with you in detail if you are interested in using marble in your kitchen.