At Superior Stone & Cabinet, we’re known for our granite countertops. We sell and install both slab and prefabricated granite, and we have one of the largest selections of high-quality granite in the Valley. If you’re looking for new granite countertops for your home or business, Superior is the place to go. Or, call us to schedule a free in-home estimate. We’d love to work with you on your kitchen or bathroom remodeling vision.

How to find the right quartz countertop colors for your remodel

If you’re planning on starting a kitchen remodel this year, you’ve probably already started thinking about countertops and cabinets. If you’ve already decided on the modern look of quartz countertops, the next step is finding the right countertop colors for your remodel. That’s where we can help! In this guide, we’ll walk you through some of the things to consider when looking for the right countertop for your newly remodeled kitchen.

Of course, if you’re trying to decide on a new countertop material, style, or color, there’s no substitute for speaking with one of our design experts. Visit our showroom to see our quartz selection in-person and speak with one of the members of our team. Or, call us to schedule an in-home estimate. The pros here at Superior Stone & Cabinet are ready to help.

This kitchen features matching cabinets and countertop colors for your remodel here in Phoenix.What to consider when looking for countertop colors for your remodel

Take a look at undertones

The best place to start looking for a new quartz color is your current or dream kitchen. What colors are your cabinets and walls? The undertone of your quartz should typically match or compliment the undertones of your entire kitchen setup.

For example, white cabinets could use either a white quartz countertop, or a contrasting grey or black quartz. White is an easy example, but follow the same strategy whether your cabinets are yellow, blue, wood or any other color or pattern.

If you’re installing new cabinets at the same time you’re getting new countertops, this is even easier! Talk to one of our design pros here at Superior Stone & Cabinet and we can suggest any number of aesthetically pleasing pairings of quartz and cabinet colors.

Remember your complimenting colors

Your kitchen isn’t monotone, so don’t choose a countertop to simply match the existing colors. Think about complimenting your current look and style with a complimenting color.

If your kitchen is missing a splash of color, look for a more bold quartz choice. Or tone down your vibrant walls and cabinets with a calm white or grey monotone countertop.

The perfect pattern

A patterned countertop can incredibly striking. For better or worse, the style of pattern on your countertop can set the tone for your entire kitchen. Particularly if you have large, open areas of countertop, consider the style of pattern that works best for your style.

Patterns are more complex than simple color options. Some patterns offer a fresh, natural look, while others are smooth and sublime.

If your kitchen already has a variety of textures and patterns, consider a muted quartz option. Or for a touch of personality, choose quartz that has speckles, swirls or other natural features for added visual interest.

Enjoy the stunning quality of quartz

Few countertop materials can match the elegance and natural durability of quartz. Whether replacing an outdated style or upgrading to your first quartz countertop, let Superior Stone & Cabinet assist you with your purchase. Contact us today to discover how you can get more out of your kitchen remodel with our wide array of quartz color and style choices. We have the countertop colors for your remodel.

The right type of kitchen backsplash can complete your remodel

Many homeowners spend a large amount of time in the kitchen–and for good reason. Your kitchen is the “hub” of your home: a place to unwind, prepare family meals, and try out that new instant pot. With the right cabinets, countertops, and appliances, your kitchen can feel like new again. However, there’s one feature you can add during a kitchen remodel that will truly complete the entire look—a backsplash.

A kitchen backsplash not only adds character and style to your space, but it also creates a protective wall against stains, messes, or spills. Your backsplash doesn’t need to cost a fortune, and, when finished, will leave your kitchen looking better than when you began.

Call Superior to learn more about your kitchen backsplash options here in the Valley.

The right backsplash can be the perfect complement to your new cabinets and counters.

How a backsplash adds character to your kitchen

Some homeowners overlook the backsplash because they believe it’s an “extra” design feature in the kitchen that functions only as decoration. Contrary to that belief, a backsplash can add character and style to a kitchen that a coat of paint simply cannot. That blank wall space between the countertop and cabinet has the capacity to be filled with color, texture, and shape. Investing in and learning about the right kind of backsplash can increase your kitchen’s value, which increases the overall value of your home.

If you love the look of white cabinets, white quartz countertops, and clean appliances, your backsplash is the perfect opportunity to throw in some color or texture. With so many options to explore, you’re sure to find something that matches your style and personality. Imagine a blue tile overlay or a white herringbone pattern to cover up that plain wall. There are even peel-and-stick options or DIY-friendly backsplash kits you can try if you’re more of a hands-on homeowner.

What kind of kitchen backsplash do you need?

Whether your style is modern, farmhouse, or traditional, a backsplash can reflect your personality while providing protection and balance to your kitchen. With so many backsplash options on the market, let’s explore a few of the most popular choices: peel-and-stick, beadboard / shiplap, and tile.

Peel-and-stick tile

Peel-and-stick tiles are a widely popular choice for DIY experts and those working within a tighter budget. These tiles work exactly like they sound—you peel off the backing, and stick the pattern where you’d like against the wall. Though this method sounds quick-and-easy, the truth is that DIY options take a lot of time, measuring, and accuracy. One wrong stick, and your backsplash will look crooked.

Additionally, these peel-and-stick options won’t protect your walls or appliances as well as ceramic or porcelain tile can. Before you run to the nearest home improvement store to grab a roll of this easily-applied backsplash, make sure you know the pros and cons.

Beadboard / shiplap

If you go with a beadboard or shiplap backsplash, you’ll want to invest in durable wood and the right coat of paint. This material works well in a farmhouse or traditional home. Shiplap adds more protection than peel-and-stick tiles, but it also may prove to be more difficult to clean and care for. Sticky fingers or stains can leave their mark on white wood. You can achieve the wood look for less money than tile or marble, making it a nice middle option for backsplashes. Be sure to look online at blogs, Pinterest, and home improvement websites to find the look that’s right for you.

Tile

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are a tried-and-true option for any backsplash. With hundreds of colors, shapes, and textures, tile can be arranged in a variety of ways. For example, you can pick a white subway tile to bring a modern look to your space. Or, you can go with a teal or blue glossy tile to add a pop of color to the wall. Tile is easy to wipe down and lasts for years, making it one of the best picks for your backsplash needs.

Choosing a remodeling professional for your kitchen needs

Whatever kind of backsplash you choose for your kitchen, be sure to consult with a remodeling professional before you begin. A few extra tips will help in the long run. If you’re going with a tile or marble backsplash, a renovation expert will be your best choice for installation. You can create the perfect balance of the functional and beautiful in the room you spend the most time in. Your kitchen will truly feel complete once that last tile is sealed into place, brightening up your kitchen with a brilliant backsplash.

Superior Stone & Cabinet is your one-stop-shop for all your kitchen remodeling needs here in the Valley. We carry a wide selection of kitchen cabinets, countertops, and backsplash tile. To speak with a design expert, contact us for an in-home estimate, or visit us at our conveniently located showroom.

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.

Pairing countertops and cabinets in your new kitchen

If you’re remodeling your kitchen this year, chances are that you’re also planning on tackling both your cabinets and countertops at the same time. If that’s the case, you’ll want to pay attention to how the two most important features of your new kitchen interact. In this article, we’ll review how you should go about pairing countertops and cabinets together in your new kitchen and what design aspects you will need to consider.

Read our tips for pairing countertops and cabinets in your new kitchen.

An increasing number of homeowners are opting for all-white kitchens that incorporate white quartz / granite with white cabinets.

Here in Phoenix, Superior Stone & Cabinet is your kitchen remodeling team. Contact us for a free in-home estimate from one of our designers. Or, visit our centrally located showroom to see our counter and cabinet pairing concepts in-person.

Start by selecting your countertops

Whether you’re selecting granite or quartz countertop, the wide variety of colors and styles of countertops means that you should start here, instead of picking your cabinets first. At Superior, we have more than 30 granite colors and over 100 quartz variations to choose from. When you stop by our showroom, you’ll get a chance to see our large selection for yourself and begin to mentally match your favorites to some cabinets.

We recommend speaking with one of our in-store design experts. We can help you match countertops and cabinets and develop a color palette concept for your kitchen.

Choose one statement piece

Only one part of your kitchen should have the spotlight. In other words, either your cabinets or countertops should be the focal point of your kitchen, but not both. If you opt for deep, dark cabinets, go for lighter-colored quartz or granite to provide a pleasing contrast. One popular combination is a dark gray or charcoal cabinet partnered with white quartz. However, you can also go in reverse: many homeowners pair a darker, smoky quartz or granite countertop with white or off-white cabinets.

When all else fails, consult with our experts about what other homeowners have done for pairing countertops and cabinets. There’s no need to re-invent the wheel for your kitchen. By reviewing what other remodels have used, you might just stumble upon a winning idea that you can emulate in your kitchen.

Be fashionable

Monochromatic is in right now, and its simplicity and clean appeal isn’t likely to go away soon. We mentioned pairing darker gray cabinets with white countertops, but we’ve also seen some homeowners going for an all-white minimalist approach, with white cabinets and white quartz. They then use accessories such as vases or kitchen appliances to draw the eye in and make the kitchen come to life.

Consider your home’s aesthetic

Of course, that particular monochromatic style should match the rest of your home. If your living room, dining room, and bedrooms all use a traditional country-style decor, you might not want to go for such a modern look unless you’re planning on remodeling those spaces as well. Instead, pair a red or brown wood-finished cabinet with natural stone.

Start your remodeling journey at Superior Stone & Cabinet

If you’re just starting to think about your kitchen remodel, we recommend bringing in an expert opinion early in the process. What’s great about our design team is that we can talk in terms of real materials and real prices, so you can make sure that your dream kitchen matches up with your real-world budget. Of course, we’ll also help when it comes to pairing countertops and cabinets.

One of the best things to do is call us for a free in-home estimate, so that we can take measurements and talk with you in-person about your kitchen transformation.

Everything you need to know before starting your kitchen remodel

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!

L1035 BathroomBudget

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.

Here are 3 kitchen upgrades to get your home ready for the holidays

Whether it’s your first time hosting for the holidays or you’re a seasoned pro, you might be feeling the stress that comes with having friends and family over at your home. Every homeowner wants their kitchen to look its best before people arrive. In this blog, we’ll explore three kitchen upgrades projects that can help get your home ready for the holidays.

A new kitchen won’t just look good, but will help you better utilize your space and kitchen ahead of a hectic season. That’s more time to spend with your friends and family.

Black Quartz CountertopsUpgrade your countertops

During the holidays, your kitchen countertops will go through it all. Between raw turkey and sticky pie fillings, you’ll find yourself wiping down this surface a hundred times before the new year hits.

If your countertops are worn out, chipped, or even cracked, then it’s time for a refresh. New granite or quartz countertops are durable enough to last for decades, and it’s a breeze to wipe the surface clean.

Reconfigure your cabinet system

Of all the possible kitchen upgrades, new cabinets will make the biggest difference in your life. If you’re not very well organized when cooking several large meals, it’s easy to get stressed out.

Well-configured cabinets make the job easier. Cabinet design today goes beyond a box with shelves. Superior Stone & Cabinet has many options that can help you maximize your underused space and keep you organized during the hustle-and-bustle of holiday meal prep:

  • Corner cabinet with “lazy susan”
  • Cabinet with slide-out drawers
  • Skinny cabinet for tight spaces
  • Drawer dividers
  • Pull-out trash can

Not only will new configurations get you organized in a snap, but you’ll be able to free up counter space by tucking everything in its place. This means you’ll have more room to work.

Redo your floors

As guests gather in your home, many will congregate in the kitchen to lend you a hand or simply watch you prepare the meal. With so much foot traffic coming in-and-out, you should have flooring that can stand up to the strain and look great. There’s nothing better than being complimented on your choice in flooring decor!

Dirty or stained flooring will make any kitchen appear drab and dated, which is surely not the impression you want your holiday guests to get when seeing your kitchen. In contrast, fresh flooring gives your kitchen a nice base to build up from. Consider something modern and long-lasting, such as a wood tile or wood laminate.

Get the kitchen upgrades you need

You’ll be under enough stress with the upcoming parties. Let Superior Stone & Cabinet help you get the kitchen you need for the holidays. Contact us now for a free in-home estimate, and one of our kitchen remodeling design experts will advise you on the best options and get the job done in time for the holidays.

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!