Where do Granite and Quartz Countertops Come From?

Before you add a new kitchen or bath countertop to your Toledo or Perrysburg area home, you want to know where it originated. The Countertop Shop is always available to answer all of your questions.

Granite Countertops are Sourced from Around the World

While granite has long been celebrated as a durable stone, it is often thought of as a gray or light pink surface. This is because some of the largest granite quarries are located throughout America. However, today you can find slabs of granite cut from mountains in Brazil, China, and Europe. Each region produces a unique color range.

Quartz Countertops Use a Man-made Surface

Quartz is manufactured by multiple factories located around the world. Each brand uses the debris leftover from granite quarries to create a stunning countertop that mimics the look and performance of natural stone. Because it is manufactured, the patterns and veining create a more consistent appearance.

You Can Buy Made in the U.S.A. or International Options

We highlight some popular quartz options like Corian made in Canada, Vadara from South Korea, and Cambria made in the U.S.A. Each slab of granite in our inventory comes with its place of origin, so you can make a more informed decision.

Both Countertops are Offered in Similar Colors

Whether you desire quartz or granite, you can find slabs with similar looks. Granite can be a pale gray with lots of bright quartz flecks included in its surface or nearly black with speckles in lighter gray. Quartz can range from white to cream to rich grays.

The Countertop Shop Fabricates Quartz and Granite Countertops in Our Own Shop

Once you find the piece of quartz or granite that you love, The Countertop Shop sends it to our onsite factory to be cut and shaped according to your kitchen measurements. Our own team of stone technicians produces your custom countertops and we never outsource any part of the fabrication or installation process.

See and Touch All the Possibilities at The Countertop Shop Showroom

Local to our neighbors in the Toledo and Perrysburg area, our showroom is open six days a week, so you can touch and feel every available slab and sample. Click or call to schedule your personal tour today.

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