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Countertop Manufacturers

The surface you use to prepare your meals is incredibly important. Curtis Lumber offers the following manufacturers: Corian by Dupont, Zodiaq by Dupont, Cambria, Formica Laminate, Wilsonart Laminate, CraftArt Solid Wood Tops, John Boos Butcher Block, DeNova , HiMax, and Swanstone.

Countertop Materials for Your Kitchen Cabinets and Complete Kitchen Design

While it is tempting to choose a countertop based on looks alone, a material’s durability, maintenance and cost are also important factors to consider when making a selection for your new kitchen. Curtis Lumber offers thousands of countertop colors and options to fit your specific taste and needs.

Granite Countertops

Available in a variety of shades – such as blacks, whites, greens, corals and beiges – and no two pieces are exactly the same. Granite is available in two finishes. A polished finish, the most popular, results in a shiny look and often darkens the appearance of the stone, while honed and leather finishes are soft and matte. Costs for granite depend on many variables, including color, finish and origin of the stone. Professional installation is included in the pricing and qualifies as a tax exempt capital improvement in New York State.

Other natural Stone

Materials, like slate and soapstone, are softer than granite and require delicate use and greater care. All stone countertops must be sealed periodically.

Engineered Stone Countertops

Engineered stone come in a wider variety of colors than natural stone countertops, are more durable and are easy to maintain and do not require periodic sealing. Typically these are a quartz material and may be easier recognized by brand names like Cambria, Zodiaq, & Silestone. These products tend to be colored much more uniformly than granite and the product is frequently confused for granite. However, engineered stone won’t save any money over granite: the two materials cost roughly the same. Like Granite, these products also include professional installation in their pricing and qualify as a tax exempt capital improvement in New York State.

Solid Surface Countertops

Solid Surface counters, are most commonly known as Corian and have a lot of appeal. They come in countless colors, are seamless, resist stains and scratches can be buffed out. The sink can even be molded into the countertop for a seamless installation. Costs can vary depending on color, layout, sink & back splash options. Professional installation is also included in the pricing of this surface and qualifies as a tax exempt capital improvement in New York State.

Wood Countertops

Butcher block, come in a variety of woods and can instantly warm up a kitchen. They are easy to clean and any scratches can be sanded out. Water can damage unfinished butcher block quite easily, so unfinished wood countertops must be oiled monthly to seal the surface. High quality wood countertops come with a waterproof finish. Overall, these are a very high maintenance option. This product can be installed by contractors or handy homeowners.

Laminate Countertops

Considered to be the most affordable countertop material on the market and comes in thousands of colors and designs. With high definition printing and textures, many of today’s laminates simulate granite so well they can fool even trained eyes. Like wood, laminate pricing can include installation or can be installed by a contractor or a crafty do-it-yourself homeowner.

Kitchen Design Testimonials

“We have been working with Curtis Lumber for years and we are very happy with your expert kitchen design team. The quality of our Merillat kitchen cabinets is second to none. We would recommend your designers to anyone who wants the kitchen of their dreams.”

Christine & Gregory, Albany, NY

Kitchen Cabinet and Design Customer

“During the planning of my kitchen design project, I made many trips to your showroom, sometimes at 7:00 a.m. so that I could be at work in Latham, NY by 8:30 a.m. The kitchen design staff has been wonderful. Your customer service is outstanding. My home in Delmar now has the perfect kitchen.”

Marissa, Delmar, New York

Kitchen Design Customer

“We have been working with Curtis Lumber for years and we are very happy with your expert kitchen design team. The quality of our Merillat kitchen cabinets is second to none. We would recommend your designers to anyone who wants the kitchen of their dreams.”

Gail & Peter, Albany, NY

Kitchen Design Customer

“Your Kitchen Designer Nicole was my true savior when purchasing my kitchen! She guided me through the entire process and was quick to tell me when something would not work and explain why, as well as offer suggestions that I had not even considered. My entire experience from beginning to end with her as well as Curtis Lumber in general was the best experience I’ve had with a company in a very long time. Thank you so much for my beautiful kitchen.”

Selena, Latham, NY

Kitchen Design Customer

“We would like to say thank you for designing our dream kitchen. We are very pleased with your talented staff of kitchen designers and our beautiful Merillat kitchen cabinets.”

Liz & Carl, Guilderland, NY

Kitchen Design Customer

“There are actually no words to describe the remarkable process of the professionalism involved with our new kitchen cabinet design. I have had lots of things done to my home with kitchen designers and cabinet stores but never to this quality and craftsmanship. We are throwing our first party tonight and can’t wait to show our beautiful kitchen cabinets to our friends. I’m sure they will become kitchen cabinet customers!”

Jack & Susan, South Burlington, VT

Kitchen Cabinet and Design Customer