Learn About Exotic and Specialty Granite

Exotic Granit

Granite will forever remain a timeless bathroom and kitchen countertop material. The sheer beauty of this stone cannot be denied, and coupled with its durability and long-lasting appeal in terms of equity improvements and resale value, it is hardly a surprise that granite sales remain high to this day.

Straight from the quarries to our warehouses, the slabs that Premier Surfaces carries are all unique in their own right. We carry a wealth of color striations and variations, and we invite you to also check out the more exotic granite products we have in stock. 

Taking Your Granite Countertops to the Next Level

Granite in its natural state is considered a high-end stone, however, there are some sub-types that definitely stand apart from many of the standard-colored slabs you may already by familiar with. These kitchen countertops tend to incorporate precious gemstones, which as you know can be incredibly appealing on an aesthetic scale, not to mention expensive, depending of course on the type and number of gems infused into the slab.

If you have a hefty remodeling budget available and are ready and willing to splurge on a stylish new set of countertops then this is certainly one product to consider.

The process of making gemstone-infused kitchen countertops begins with prepared stone that has been embedded in an epoxy resin base. The individual stones are arranged in various patterns but are placed next to one another much like they would be on walls and flooring. The resin coating prevents the countertops from being damaged by heat, UV rays and staining, ensuring the gemstones retain their flawless color and luster.

Manufacturers can also mix in bits and pieces of silver, gold and other precious metals, although these types of countertops are typically made a bit differently. To do this, pieces of the slabs comprised of the metals are molded to wooden bases.

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  • Our kitchen looks awesome!

    “I wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience Mike and I had with putting in our granite counters last week. We had never done a make-over before, so when my husband suggested putting in granite counters I groaned.  Little did I know at the time how smooth and painless everyone at Premier Surfaces would make it. Every encounter was extremely professional. Our kitchen looks awesome and I really appreciate having the opportunity to work with such a great group of people. If we ever decide to do anything like that in the future we will use definitely use Premier Surfaces.”

    Mike and Janet

  • Done right the FIRST time!

    “I walked in on a Friday, and was surprised to see just how busy they were — always a good sign of how a business is doing. In the process of waiting my turn, a number of people asked if I had been assisted yet. Customer service isn’t something you get in most places these days. I walked around their facility and really got a different feel compared to how I felt at other granite shops. The selection was great, everyone was friendly, and they took the time to teach me about the differences in quality for all of the chioces of a fabricator out there. The professionalism, friendly and incredibly knowledgable staff set them apart from the other “competitors”. My kitchen looks beautiful and the investment in my home was well worth it to have it completed correctly THE FIRST TIME. I will be upgrading a few bathrooms in the future and can’t think of any other granite fabricator I’d rather use.”

    -Maggie