Natural stone is stylish, sophisticated and adds value to a property. It's also the preferred choice for kitchen countertops. Read on for tips on choosing the best slab countertops for your remodel. 

What does “slab” mean

It's a slice of rock that comes right out of the quarry. You take it to a fabricator, who will then cut and mold it to your counters.

Since the slab comes from one rock, the color is consistent. You'll also have minimal seaming with one consistent look.

Before you start shopping

Know your countertop square footage and your lifestyle; for example, if you have kids, there can be a lot of spills and accidents.  

You might want something with very low or nonexistent porosity in that case. Quartz slabs, especially when engineered, are perfect for this. Quartz countertops are durable, nonporous, easy to maintain, and won't harbor bacteria.

About color coordination

Cabinets are considered the "star" of the kitchen, but counters are strong supporting players. 

Are you looking to create a calm, serene atmosphere, or do you want something bold? Will it be a neutral backdrop, or do you want the counters to be a focal point?

Bring paint chips, photos, fabric samples so the staff can help you harmonize with the other colors in the room.

Consider kitchen size

Size has a significant impact when choosing slab countertops. Colors can make a room look big, bright, airy, small, or dark.

Understand your budget

Natural stones come in a range of prices. However, once you know your budget, you won't waste time falling in love with something not within your reach.

Visit us for your slab countertops and more

At Carpet USA, we know slab countertops are an excellent investment that will serve you well for years. We have over 40 years of experience, great prices, and outstanding service.  

Our extensive inventory includes beautiful looks like the Marble and Onyx Collection by American Olean and more. Visit us today in Vancouver, WA, serving Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Camas, WA, and Portland, OR.