Is there a better solution for beautiful countertops that also stand up to the rigors of cooking, baking, entertaining and day-to-day family life? One that not only recycles gorgeous materials otherwise bound for the landfill, but prevents tons of renovation waste from also heading that way?
There is – and it’s right here in Everett.
Using technology developed by parent company Trend in Italy – where they know a thing or two about stone! – Granite Transformations crafts gorgeous, hardwearing countertops and backsplashes from glass, quartz, granite and porcelain agglomerates, mixed with a high-quality polymer resin and built-in Microban technology.
The result is a non-porous, easy-to-clean stain- and scratch-resistant surface that looks as good as it works, says April Peterson, from Granite Transformations in Mukilteo.
Compared to a whole granite slab, the counters are about one-fifth the weight and thickness, but the manufacturing process ensures strength and resilience.
How resilient? The product was originally created to replicate terrazzo flooring and it remains in use in airports and other high-traffic areas decades after installation.
This strength, paired with the thinner profile, allows the countertops to be positioned directly over existing counters, eliminating the need for demolition. Beyond preventing waste from heading to the landfill, this also means installation can happen in just one to two days, Peterson notes.
“Because of the way we do the installation, we’ve saved 260,000 tons of old countertops from going to landfills,” she says.
Quality product for quality results
Wonder what’s used to create the individual look of Granite Transformations’ different counters? The short answer is that it depends which you choose.
For solid white counters, the counters feature recycled porcelain from Kohler factories, for example. The cobalt blue? Recycled Skyy vodka bottles!
But just because the base materials are recycled, and the end result is a thinner product, doesn’t necessarily mean that product is less expensive. Boasting a lifetime warranty, Granite Transformation counters are priced similarly to quality quartz and granite products, Peterson notes.
Where you will save, however, is on the installation – no demolition costs – and in the maintenance. While other stone and stone-like products are porous and require regular re-sealing, Granite Transformations’ counters are non-porous, meaning no re-sealing is needed.
When it comes to quartz products, you may find some that are cheaper up front, but you’ll soon see the effects of that accumulate during daily use.
And, for those who value customer service, Granite Transformations is locally owned and operated, and doesn’t sub-contract installation. If you have any questions or concerns, you’ll be talking directly to your local team.