Granite Counter Tops*
The top choice of most homeowners, traditional granite counter tops offer a high-end look that adds to your kitchen's value while providing a durable prep surface. Because granite is a natural material, variation in the stone's pattern is common and, for most people, adds to its appeal but can make matching up slabs tricky. The cost of granite and quartz are comparable. Natural granite requires a bit more care than manufactured quartz to keep it's good looks. Granite is porous to a certain degree and susceptible to staining. Wipe up all stains quickly, especially oils, wine, acids and soda.
Laminate Counter Tops
The most budget-friendly option, laminate counter tops are enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to new patterns that resemble natural stone, wood, or even quartz at a fraction of the cost. Gossling Woodworking offers Wilson Art and Formica. Larger samples may be requested.
Quartz Counter Tops*
Practically maintenance free, engineered quartz counter tops are stain, acid, scratch, heat and impact resistant and, thanks to their non-porous surface, don't need to be sealed like natural stone counter tops. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Brands we carry include Cambria, Ceasarstone, Silestone, and Viatera
Soapstone Counter Tops*
Highly stain and bacteria resistant, soapstone is a non-porous natural stone that's available in a range of gray tones from light to dark, all with subtle veining. Unlike other natural stones, it doesn't require yearly sealing but regular applications of mineral oil will help to disguise any surface scratches, add sheen and deepen the stone's color over time.
*offered by Johanningmeier Stone
2643 River Road
Decorah, IA 52171