Superior Stone & Cabinet specializes in everything homeowners need to remodel their master bathroom or guest bathroom, including: bathroom vanities, cabinets, countertops, tile, and shower / bath components. If you’re a Phoenix homeowner looking to upgrade your bathroom, call Superior for a free in-home estimate. Or, visit our conveniently located showroom!

How to have a stress-free renovation in any room of your home

You spend a majority of your time in your home, whether you’re eating, sleeping, creating memories with family, or spending time with friends. Every so often, you may itch for a change or a new look. Whether you’ve got your eye on new countertops for your kitchen or you want to replace that bathroom vanity, a renovation of any kind can be a big commitment. You should be able to have a stress-free renovation that is simple, straightforward, and affordable. That’s where we come in.

A stress-free renovation starts with visiting our showroom to see our selection, including our backsplash options.

From the right tile to the backsplash that matches your countertops, Superior can help you have a stress-free renovation.

Superior Stone & Cabinet is your premier provider and installer of cabinets, counters, flooring, and more. We know the ins-and-outs of planning a stress-free renovation, from the initial blueprint stage to laying the final tile into place or installing the backsplash. A great bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen renovation takes time, planning, and scheduling. If you’re already feeling overwhelmed, call us and start with a free estimate from our team!

Tips and tricks for remarkable renovations

Do all the research you can before jumping into a major home project. Before you start swinging a sledgehammer, consider following these tips to ensure your renovation is a success:

  1. Plan ahead: You may have heard the popular construction saying, “Measure twice, cut once.” This means that the more thorough and careful your planning is, the smoother the actual project execution will be. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, our planning process involves meeting with one of our renovation experts to make your vision come to life. We use blueprints, digital renderings, and photographs to build your dream room before the real room is ever touched!
  2. Make a schedule: For the most part, a renovation project can’t be completed in one day. Remodeling takes time and effective scheduling. For example, if you have children at home or want to leave on vacation, you’ll need to keep that in mind when opening your home to professionals. If you want a brand-new kitchen, plan to eat out during some meals, since your kitchen will look like a construction zone for at least some period of time. By setting a realistic timetable, you can know when the project will start, how long each step will take, and when the renovation will be done! If you’re working with the team here at Superior, we’ll provide you with a precise timetable for our work ahead of the start of the project.
  3. Be patient: Knowing that most projects can’t be completed overnight, you can rest easy when you follow your schedule. Patience is the key to a great remodeling project. If you become impatient and rush the job, the final result may be less-than-ideal. Our team of installers and construction experts will respect your home and property and listen to your needs. By being patient in return and waiting for the end result, you can make the process that much smoother.

Mistakes to avoid

During your renovation, there are some potential mishaps you’ll want to avoid. Check out some of these mistakes that can be easily avoided:

  1. Not speaking up: If, during your renovation, you notice a paint color that doesn’t seem right, say something! It’s easier to make changes when an issue is noticed right away. If you wait until the very end of the project to say something, you’ll have to wait even longer for the new result. Open communication is the key to a successful renovation.
  2. Making snap decisions: With hundreds of countertop options and dozens of cabinet features to sort through, you don’t want to make any quick decisions that you’ll regret later. For example, if you rush through the design or planning phase and realize that you really wanted a spice drawer or a pull-out feature in your cabinet, you’ll wish you had picked that option earlier. You should make each renovation decision with care, taking into account your daily routine, preferences, and needs.
  3. Trying to do your own remodel: A DIY approach can initially sound attractive and affordable, but you could be making many mistakes along the way. Using incorrect tools or trying to paint your own cabinets can be tiresome, frustrating, and ineffective. Our professional team knows how to tackle your project and save you money along the way!

Your one-stop spot for counters, flooring, tile, and more

Whether you want a new standalone bathtub, a white quartz countertop, or new flooring for the bedroom, call the team at Superior Stone & Cabinet! We’ve been in this business for decades and we can point you and your home in the right direction. Our 60,000 sq/ft warehouse is full of options available to you today! We can make your next remodeling project easy, affordable, and even fun.

Get great countertop value when you remodel with Superior

Many homeowners are taking advantage of a hot housing market and tax breaks to kick off long-delayed home remodeling projects. For a vast majority of these homeowners, those projects involve their kitchens and bathrooms—and therefore new countertops. In this article, we’ll explain how Superior Stone & Cabinet can help you get great countertop value here in Phoenix, and why you should start your remodel at our showroom here in the Valley.

Getting great countertop value here in Phoenix starts with a call to Superior Stone & Cabinet.Alternatively, call us to schedule a free in-home estimate from our team so that one of our design experts can come and take accurate measurements. We’ll talk through your ideas and explore your countertop options and the remodeling process.

Focus on the intersection of price and quality

There’s a wide, diverse range of countertops out there. Chances are, if you’re like most homeowners, you don’t want to be in the high-end or the low-end of kitchen and bathroom countertops. In other words, you need countertop value so that you can get good, high-quality stone counters without spending a small fortune or blowing your remodeling budget on just one aspect of your new kitchen or bathroom.

That’s where we come in. Superior Stone & Cabinet is a wholesale, direct importer. This means that we buy the same countertops as many other suppliers, but we cut out the middlemen that lead to exorbitant price increases and sticker shock at those other places. We have a wide range of countertops available, including over 100 quartz colors. This means that we likely have a countertop in the color you’re looking for, at the right price for your budget.

Find ways to bundle

Chances are that you’re not just replacing your countertops. You’re probably working on your entire kitchen or bathroom all at once. This not only makes sense as a homeowner (who wants to remodel their kitchen twice?), but it makes sense from a remodeling cost perspective. At Superior, we offer several bundles that pair together cabinets and countertops. This is perfect for you if you’re looking to either upgrade your kitchen or to have a new bathroom vanity installed.

High-quality countertop value

We don’t cut figurative corners when it comes to cutting prices. We make sure that our granite and quartz countertops are high quality and ready to be installed in your home. We carry both prefabricated and slab granite, and a wide variety of granite colors and quartz colors for you to choose from. To see our selection for ourself, check out our website or visit us in-person.

Save on installation

New countertops are not something you want to be installing yourself. Leave it to the professionals. The great news is that Superior also installs countertops and cabinets. With our service, you can rest assured that your new granite or quartz countertops will be installed correctly and promptly, all at a competitive price for installation.

Schedule your free in-home estimate

If you want to learn more about how new countertops will fit into your remodeling plans, be sure to call Superior Stone & Cabinet to schedule a free in-home estimate from one of our designers. We’d love to meet with you, review your kitchen or bathroom vision, and help you translate that dream into a plan that gets you great home and countertop value.

Everything you need to know before starting your kitchen remodel

High-quality cabinets: What to look for and where to find them

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or bathroom or selecting materials for a new construction, you’re on the hunt for high-quality cabinets at an affordable price. But, what makes some cabinets better than others? How do you go about deciding what cabinets to get?

High-quality cabinets are those made from better materials, featuring better workmanship, and are packaged with better warranties than run-of-the-mill cabinets. In this article, our team here at Superior Stone & Cabinet, will walk you through the cabinet buying process. We’ll discuss what the hallmarks of good cabinets are, and where to go about shopping for them.

We install high-quality cabinets here in Phoenix. Call for a free estimate!If you live here in the Phoenix metro, we’re your best choice for better cabinets. For a free in-home estimate, give us a call. Or, if you want to see our cabinets in-person, stop by our 60,000 sq/ft showroom.

Wood options

Cheap cabinets tend to feature particle board or MDF. This material just isn’t that durable or strong—it’s not made to last as much as it is to save the manufacturer money. We recommend you pass on cabinets made from either in favor of those made from either plywood or real wood. Obviously, real wood cabinetry could get expensive, so plywood is a nice middle ground. It’s much more strong and durable than particle board.

Either way, you’ll want your cabinet to have solid hardwood face frames. This is where cabinets endure the most stress and usage, so it’s important that these frames are built to last.

Our recommendation:

Opt for either plywood or real wood over other substitutes.

Hardware options

Another difference that sets high-quality cabinets apart from the others are the hardware features. Soft-close, adjustable hinges can stand up to frequent use without causing the doors to come loose or look uneven. They are also quieter, which means you shouldn’t have to listen to cabinet doors slamming. That also reduces the stress on the aforementioned face frames.

Undermount soft-close glides also allow for smooth, silent movement when you open and close the drawers. The hinges and slide should hold up to frequent use with minimal maintenance, which means they may last for the lifetime of the cabinets with only an occasional need for adjustment.

Our recommendation:

Install soft-close glides. They’re worth the cost since they reduce the wear-and-tear on your cabinet face frames.

Construction options

Different cabinets are constructed differently. I-beam cabinet construction creates a supportive base for lower cabinets that can prevent warping over time. You should not have to worry about the weight of your stored items or other cabinets weakening or bending your base cabinets.

You should also look for hardwood dovetail joints in the drawer boxes, which is what you can expect at Superior Stone & Cabinet. This classic furniture-making technique ensures strong, well-made drawers that can hold up to constant use without falling apart.

Our recommendation:

Talk to the design expert you’re working with about the construction of the cabinets and the features that are designed to help them last the test of time.

Don’t settle for less than high-quality cabinets

Of course, the look of a cabinet is also important to homeowners, which is why Superior Stone & Cabinet offers a wide variety of styles, colors, and materials. Contact us today for a cabinet buying guide or to schedule a free in-house estimate for high-quality cabinets for your home.

Things to consider before remodeling your bathroom

A newly refurbished bathroom can add a lot of enjoyment to your daily routine. If the old one was lacking in sufficient storage, good lighting, or aesthetic appeal, a bathroom makeover can not only make your life a little easier, but also add value to your home. However, there are many factors you should consider before you get started pulling up tile.

As your premier Phoenix bathroom remolding team, Superior Stone & Cabinet is here to answer your questions and help you build the perfect bathroom. For a free in-home estimate, call our team today!

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It would be great to have unlimited funds for a bathroom remodel, but that’s just not realistic. Decide how much you can afford to spend and stick to it. Do you want glass tile or a custom shower with multiple sprays? Choose your big-ticket items that you can’t live without and go with a lower price point on the things that don’t matter to you.

Of course, by partnering with Superior Stone & Cabinet, you’ll be able to access high-quality materials at a lower price point, thanks to our wholesale, direct importer pricing. That helps your budget go farther and allows you to incorporate more of your vision into the project.

Time

Superior Stone & Cabinet will provide installation timelines at the start of every project we work on. This allows you, as the homeowner, to have a good idea of when your new cabinets, counters, and bathroom vanity will be installed.

Keep in mind that remodeling your bathroom—much like remodeling any other part of your home—is not instantaneous. If you’re taking on certain projects (such as the installation of faucets and fixtures) yourself, add that to the total time and make sure you’re okay with not having a bathroom during that time.

Design & Functionality

You may want a wall-mounted toilet, but the reality of opening the wall, rerouting the waste pipe, and installing the tank may not be worth it, particularly in a very old home. Go ahead and choose your design and style, but then check with us to see how feasible it is.

We can help you balance the vision you have for your bathroom with what’s realistic and fits within your budget.

Options

There are so many options you can choose for vanities, tubs, toilets, tile, and so on, that it can quickly become overwhelming for any homeowner. That’s why we recommend working with a specialist from the beginning, who can help you make sense of your many options and choices ahead.

Call Superior to schedule your free in-home estimate!

To start your bathroom remodeling project here in Phoenix, contact or visit us at Superior Stone & Cabinet. We can go over remodeling your bathroom and plan a project that fits within your budget.

Make sure your master bathroom remodel reflects your distinct style

A recent survey reported that Americans spend the equivalent of up to 15 days per-year in the bathroom. That’s why, whether you’re planning a full master bathroom remodel or a simple update, it’s important that the room reflects your personality. Here are a few master bathroom design ideas that will help infuse your distinct style into your new space.

For bathroom remodeling ideas and materials here in Phoenix, contact us at Superior Stone & Cabinet.

Colors, textures, and patterns

The master bathroom doesn’t have to be just boring anymore. You can move away from the days of off-white paint. Not only can you choose a bold, signature color for one or more of your walls, you can also select a colorful tub, sink, or fixtures. For additional pop, pick patterned or textured wallpaper to accent the room.

Artistic flair

Who says you can’t decorate your master bath as you would any other room in your home? Instead of the large, plain mirror that came with the house, hang two smaller, decorative mirrors that have a unique shape or embellishments, or place on the wall photographs or souvenirs that evoke happy memories.

Even your sink can be artistic, with the many shapes and styles of above-counter sinks that are available today.

Keep an eye on architectural details

Visiting an antique or salvage store can provide inspiration for your master bathroom remodel. For example, a vintage cabinet can hold towels and toiletries, while an antique wash stand or dresser can serve as a vanity simply by adding a custom sink top. Gingerbread trim, a chic chandelier, or a salvaged stained glass window can add definite impact.

Talk to the specialists here at Superior Stone & Cabinet for ideas on how we can match the right cabinets and counters to your bathroom project.

Embrace the comfort of the spa experience

Sometimes the smallest details in your master bathroom remodel can make the biggest difference. Your bath can become your own personal spa with features like a rainfall shower head, a hint of marble tile, or a towel warmer. Install a radiant-heat flooring system, and you’ll never want to leave the bathroom.

If the shower is the focus of your project, be sure to check out our shower remodel resources.

Start your master bathroom remodel at Superior Stone & Cabinet

We hope these master bathroom design ideas will spark some thoughts of your own. When you’re ready, contact us at Superior Stone & Cabinet.

From wholesale prices to our huge showroom and warehouse, we not only have the best selection at the lowest prices, we also have a professional team of experts ready to assist you with your bathroom remodeling project. We look forward to helping you add your own distinct style to your master bathroom today.

Why great installers can make or break a remodeling project

You’ve decided your home could use a little updating: maybe new cabinets in the kitchen, or a new countertop in the bathroom. Now, you have the find the right professionals to help you realize your vision. Here in the Phoenix metro, that’s as simple as calling Superior Stone & Cabinet.

Not only do we provide one of the largest selections of countertops, cabinets, and flooring in Arizona, but we also have professional countertop and cabinet installers who are ready to help you.

In this blog, we’re going to run through what makes our countertop and cabinet installers better. To get started on your project with the team at Superior Stone & Cabinet, contact us today!

1. Our team works efficiently without sacrificing quality

Living in the middle of a remodel isn’t easy. There’s noise, dust, and people moving in-and-out of your home. Any delay in a single part of the project (say, installing cabinets) can hold up other parts of the project (such as installing countertops). This is just one of the reasons that dependability and an existing record of success is so important when selecting countertop and cabinet installers.

The right professionals (such as ours) will be understanding of your own commitments and work with you to finish the job as quickly as possible. No waiting around means more peace of mind for you.

2. Great selection at a great price

Remodeling is an investment in your home, and you want great quality for an affordable price. The company you work with should have a wide selection of products to choose from without breaking the bank. You deserve a beautiful room without going over budget.

Here in the Phoenix metro, Superior Stone & Cabinet has not only a great selection in our 60,000 sq/ft warehouse and showroom, but we also are a direct importer and wholesaler, which means we’re able to provide quality materials for far, far less than our competitors who work with middlemen.

There’s very few companies who are willing to work with you or suggest alternative options when it comes to counters and cabinets. When you schedule your free in-home estimate with our experts, we do just that.

3. Exceptional communication, no matter the issue

When countertop installers and other hired professionals understand your needs, the remodeling process will be smoother and less stressful. Countertop and cabinet installers should be able to work with you, your budget, and your ideas to help you get the design you want.

Good communication establishes trust between you and a hired professional. Great installers provide you with accurate estimates, and explain any complications that might arise during the installation process.

With all the time, money, and energy you’re spending on your project, you want to know you’re working with an ally, not an obstacle. We’re the former. Superior Stone believes in thorough communication with our clients, to make sure that they’re satisfied with our work.

Choose the counter and cabinet installers at Superior Stone

If you’re looking for professional installers of cabinets and countertops, Superior Stone & Cabinet is your source for experienced installation teams and quick turnaround times. Contact us to start your remodeling journey today.

Six signs you should replace your commercial kitchen counters

Functional countertops are a necessity in a commercial kitchen, but how do you know when you need to replace your commercial kitchen countertops? In this blog, we’ll review the six signs that you should have your old countertops replaced with new granite or quartz counters.

Running a business is a matter of balancing what you need with what you can afford. When it’s time to replace your commercial kitchen counters, you should make the call to (or visit!) Superior Stone & Cabinet. We can help you find counters that are in your business’ budget, yet meet your needs. See some of our recent commercial projects.

6 signs you should replace your commercial kitchen countertops

#1. Your laminate counters are a decade old or more

Laminate is only supposed to last about ten years or so. If your laminate counters are older than that, you should consider new granite or quartz counters when budgeting for commercial office kitchen upgrades.

#2. Your counters are chipped, cracked, or gouged

All commercial business countertops are subject to damage over time with normal wear-and-tear. Laminate countertops are susceptible to damage from knives or other sharp kitchen implements, as well as delamination over time, while granite countertops can be chipped or cracked by heavy impact.

#3. Your counters are out of style

While perfectly serviceable, laminate countertops went out of fashion about 15 years ago. Granite and quartz give your kitchen an elegant, timeless look that will last for decades.

#4. Your counters look dirty even when they’re not

You’re probably already aware of the value of first impressions, so this is particularly important when your counters are visible to customers, i.e., at front of store. Regardless of what it’s made of, a countertop that’s especially speckled could give the impression of being dirty even when you employ impeccable cleanliness standards.

#5. Your counters are stained or burned

While you may use the most diligent methods you can think of to remove a stain or a burn mark, if you cannot do so, you may need to replace your commercial kitchen counters. While they may not impede your work, these telltales also reflect badly on your business, giving an impression of carelessness or negligence.

#6. Your counters have water damage

When countertop laminate has been punctured by a sharp implement, water can get into the crack or crevice. The water can seep under the laminate and cause it to bubble.

Is it time to replace your commercial kitchen counters? Call Superior Stone & Cabinet!

At Superior Stone and Cabinet, we can help you determine when it’s time to replace your commercial kitchen countertops. For questions about our products and services, contact us today!

Getting your countertops installed by a professional matters

If you’ve recently decided to get new countertops, a vital part of the process is seeing to it that you opt for professional countertop installation as opposed to trying to take on the task yourself. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, we believe that one of the best things you can do for yourself and your counters is making sure the right people take care of the job.

To learn more about our services—or to get a free in-home estimate here in the Valley for new granite or quartz countertops—contact us!

Here are 5 reasons that getting your countertops installed by a professional matters

Materials

No matter if you opt for granite or quartz for your countertops’ material, it’s bound to look and perform better with expert installation. A company that specializes in professional quartz countertop installation (that’s us!) or professional granite counter installation (also us!) knows just how to handle the material during installation so it lasts as long as possible.

Heavy lifting

A professional granite counter install job can require some heavy lifting. Even if you have help with the task, there’s no need for you or anyone else to risk injury to improve the look and feel of your kitchen. You could seriously injure yourself, which requires a trip to the hospital and possibly time off work.

Tools

There could also be special tools or equipment that need to be used to complete installation. Experts know what those tools and equipment are and how to use them safely. You may be able to rent installation equipment and tools, but why waste the money and why risk getting the wrong pieces?

Additional services

In addition to new countertops, you might also need plumbing or electrical work done. Professionals likely either know how to do additional jobs for you, or know whom to contact. By doing the job yourself, you may not notice if anything else needs to be done, which could lead to issues later on.

Resale value

Your home’s resale value is something else to consider. A professional installation job is likely to increase the overall value of your residential property if you decide to put your home on the market in the future. On the other hand, a poor installation job might need to be redone, which can put a dent in your property’s value.

Call Superior Stone & Cabinet (or visit us!)

Start exploring your options for new granite and quartz countertops today by calling Superior Stone & Cabinet for a free in-home estimate here in Phoenix. Or, visit our conveniently located showroom and warehouse!

What are the latest trends in bathroom vanities?

The bathroom vanity is typically defined as the sink and storage structure around it. Generally, the vanity hides the plumbing to keep your bathroom looking neat and tidy. If you’re remodeling your bathroom, look for these bathroom vanity trends to maintain a modern look in your home.

Vanity trends

Bathroom vanity styles tend to have clean lines and simple surfaces, which make them easy to clean and keep looking crisp. Many people may have a contemporary bathroom, even if the rest of the home is traditional.

  • Wood vanities are on trend. Choose a mid to light tone to keep the bathroom looking clean and fresh.
  • Quartz countertops mimic marble, but aren’t porous, making them durable and stain-resistant. They’re quite popular in bathrooms.
  • Shade of gray, with black and white accents keep the bathroom looking airy and natural. You can add splashes of color with accessories that can change with the seasons to keep your bathroom updated any time of year.
  • Minimalist color palettes in gray and charcoal tiles are on trend rather than intricate tile patterns.

Mirror trends for bathroom vanities

Pictured: We have a wide selection of bathroom vanities at Superior Stone & Cabinet.

Large, wall-to-wall mirrors or oval mirrors are out, as are naked mirrors (unframed). What’s on trend in a vanity setup are custom, framed mirrors designed to coordinated with your bathroom’s style. Slim mirrors above the sink are also a cool way to show off the wall covering while still giving each person space to look at their reflection while they’re getting ready. Floating mirrors or recessed mirrors are another design trend to check out.

Choosing the right vanity

The vanity that goes into your bathroom will depend on many factors. Small bathrooms may want a low-profile vanity that makes the room feel larger. Larger bathrooms can manage a larger cabinet to provide storage space.

Then, consider the use. Your master bathroom will need a vanity much different than one in a family-friendly bath. You should also think about how many sinks you want in the bathroom. Ideally, two sinks requires at least 60-inches of vanity space to provide elbow room for two people.

Find the perfect accents for your bathroom remodel at Superior Stone & Cabinet. Call our office at (602) 437-0088 or contact us online.