Introduction to Countertops: Natural Granite, Engineered or Natural Quartz & Butcher Block

When it comes to designing your kitchen and bathroom one of the most important elements are the countertops. Countertops see a lot of action; in the kitchen they take some abuse from hot pans, knives, and spilled liquids and in the bathroom they are the resting place for hot curling irons, hair dryers, spilled make-up and much more.

Mill Creek Granite & Stone in association with Mill Creek Carpet & Tile can fabricate & install your countertops. Your stone countertops will be fabricated in house, by our (recently) digitally updated manufacturing equipment. Installations are done by our own employees, who are fully background checked for your peace of mind.

The materials available are: Natural Granite, Natural Marble & many other types of Natural Stone, Full Line of Engineered or Natural Quartz, as well as Wood Butcher Block.

Store and sales locations can be found in: Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, and Muskogee.

Countertops are functional but they also offer an aesthetic value to every space. They provide the perfect opportunity to enhance the visual appeal of your kitchen and bath. Other design opportunities include backsplashes in kitchens and baths and eye-catching materials for your shower walls and tub surrounds.

There are a variety of materials available today for countertops and many times no one material is best for all surfaces. This is especially true from a design perspective; combining different materials in creative applications always makes for a show stopper space!

In this section, you will learn about the multitude of products available for countertops, shower or bathroom walls, and backsplash surfaces. The areas can be ceramic tile, porcelain tile, Natural stone slabs, Engineered Quartz or specialty products including soapstone. We will cover everything you need to know before you make a purchase and how to maintain your new countertops to provide lasting durability and beauty.

Before you get started, consider the following:

  • Easy maintenance
  • Countertops of different materials
  • The random character of natural stone material
  • The consistency of an Engineered Quartz
  • Heat resistant materials
  • Stain resistant materials
  • Edge detail treatments
  • Backsplash options
  • Budget
  • Grout lines- do they bother you?
  • Islands- Do you have one, or are you planning one?
  • Under-mounted sinks, or Farm sinks
  • Sink types can be: Stainless Steel, Porcelain, or Composite with color options