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Are you overwhelmed by too many countertop choices?

Maybe you're going about it the wrong way!

It's the pallet that counts!

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At our showroom you can have at your fingertips Granite countertops, Quartz countertops such as Cambria, Caesarstone & Silestone as well as fine wood countertops - we have them all on display in our showroom in large format twenty pound slabs.

 

It's what you and your designer do with all of these selections that make the difference.

One of the first steps in our kitchen design or bath design process is the creation of a pallet. Together we help you build this pallet. We select the right cabinet line, species, and finish, coupled with the countertop, the back splash and the floor. Then we add the fixture finish perhaps a second cabinet species & finish and even a second countertop for the island. We know its right when you say WOW! That's it. I love it.

At Nordstrom’s, how useful do you find the mannequins? Some of us can't pick out our new clothes without them!

Stop feeling overwhelmed. Call today! Schedule an appointment with a designer at (301) 710-0968 or send us a brief email by clicking here.

At Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths we listened, you wanted cabinets and countertops, the kitchen designer and remodeling contractor together in one place. We are that place!

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- Sam & Donna M. Testimonial

"To the entire crew at Signature Kitchens, Additions and Baths - We are so Happy with our Home Addition. The kitchen design and our new kitchen cabinetry have simply been transformative.' Each and every one of you has been a real joy to work with throughout the entire process and the workmanship and professionalism is outstanding. It's nice to know there are still companies like yours in business who put the customer and quality first."

No matter how beautiful you want your kitchen to be its core function is cooking, preparing, cleaning, and entertaining. In other words your kitchen is a space in which you work. The space you work on is the countertop. There is more to your countertop selection than simply complimenting your cabinets, although in the kitchen design we can get pretty obsessed with that.

The Right Countertop For You

. Do you like to chop directly on the top?
. Do you and your friends drink red wine?
. Do you envision setting hot pots directly on the top?
. Do you bake?
. Will wear, nicks and stains drive you crazy or will an evolving character please you?

Read on and discover some of the unique characteristics of the countertops we display at Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths or schedule a design appointment. When the time comes for countertop selection, know that as professional kitchen & bath designers we have the information you'll need to make the right decisions.

Quartz Countertops - Silestone, Caesarstone, and Cambria Countertops

Quartz countertops or "man-made natural stone", is manufactured by suspending a mineral compound i.e. quartz in a polyester or acrylic resin. The manufacturing process creates a beautiful, durable, non porous, low maintenance, surface which is highly resistant to bacteria, water, heat and staining. Although the degree of these attributes varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Like granite countertops, quartz countertops take the same edge profiles, allow for an integrated sink and or backsplash and come in slabs in hundreds of unique and exciting colors. Keep in mind, anything that comes mined or manufactured in slabs is going to have a seam somewhere, although with quartz countertops it can be harder to find the seam. Read on to learn more about our Silestone, Ceasarstone and Cambria quartz countertops.


Silestone

Silestone is manufactured by a company called Cosentino, which began operations 70 years ago in Almeria, Spain. The Cosentino family was in the stone industry that is they were making countertops and other residential and commercial products out of granite and marble. Today 70 years later, Silestone controls more than 50% of the U.S. quartz countertop market. Sort of like the Google of quartz countertops.

Silestone offers the unique combination of built-in Microban® antimicrobial product protection, National Sanitation Foundation certification and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification. Microban protection inhibits the growth of microbes such as odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. While Microban protection does not protect users from foodborne illness and is not a substitute for normal cleaning practices, it does result in countertops that are easier to clean and stay clean.

Certifications by the National Sanitation Foundation and the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute mean Silestone Quartz countertops are a Safer Surface for areas where food preparation takes place, while protecting the quality of your indoor air quality because it has low-to-no emission (off gassing) of toxic chemicals into the indoor environment. Silestone is GREENGUARD certified for low emitting interior building materials, furnishings, and finish systems used in educational (daycare and K-12) environments. All GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM products have been tested for their chemical emissions performance.

For more information brochures etc. or a consultation with one of our kitchen designers click here or call 301.710.0968

CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces

The original quartz countertop surface. Founded in 1987, CaesarStone is named after the ancient Roman city of Caesarea in a Kibbutz called Sdot-Yam in Israel. Think of the cocktail party value you can get out of that tidbit. What they discovered way back in 1987 was that the right mixture of ground quartz aggregates, pigments and polymers produced an unparalleled surface.

CaesarStone quartz countertops are actually 93% quartz, one of nature’s hardest minerals. There are 4 color groups, read that 4 price levels in CaesarStone. There are 38 standard colors, 5 available in a honed finish and 1 in a textured finish. Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths displays all of these standard colors and our fabricator NorwoodMarble displays some non-standard off the hook gem quality colors if you’re looking to bounce the bank.

CaesarStone quartz countertops offers has some great benefits and endorsements:

1. Residential Lifetime Warranty!
2. Good Housekeeping Seal. The Good Housekeeping Seal is like a second warranty. This third party company the Good Housekeeping Institute will actually replace any product with its seal for up to two years.
3. Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified 4. Want a cocktail party tidbit? CaesarStone is Kosher. That’s right Rabbi Yisrael Rozen, of the Zomet Institute in Israel has issued a Kosher Certificate on CaesarStone. 5. Certified under ANSI/NSF standard 51 6. ISO 14001 Certified, CaesarStone fulfills stringent global standards for environmental protection. Which means this is more than just a pretty product it's also a pretty good company.

Cambria Countertops

Cambria is the only producer of natural quartz surfaces in the United States. All other quartz countertop brands are imported. Cambria is owned and operated by the Davis Family, The Davis Family, hails from, Minnesota, a state that also hosts Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths primary cabinet manufacturers Medallion Cabinetry and Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Jeff Here is w http://www.cambriausa.com/design_studio.cfm here I would like to install Cambia design studio which features Dura Supreme Cabinets a great it for us since we are also a dealer of Dura the site is

LEED ELIGIBILITY

Cambria countertops are a durable, nonporous surface composed of 93% natural quartz. Cambria countertops do not off-gas and contain zero formaldehyde or volatile organic compounds (VOC's). Cambria countertops are GREENGUARD for Children and Schools® certified and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces may help projects achieve LEED points towards certification.

What is LEED?
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an accreditation program conducted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that certifies building projects based on performance under the LEED Rating System. LEED is a point-based green building rating system, developed by the USGBC, where projects earn LEED points for satisfying specific green building criteria. LEED certification is available for all building types, including new construction and major renovation; existing buildings; commercial interiors; core and shell; schools and homes. For further information on LEED, visit the USGBC website at www.usgbc.org.

Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces are durable interior surfaces that can contribute to projects achieving LEED points. If you would like more information on how Cambria Countertops and surface can help your project achieve high LEED points then click here and we will send you some valuable information.

PS: Cambria Countertops like CeasarStone also provides a lifetime warranty

Recycled Glass Countertops, Icestone, and other green tops

IceStone Recycled Glass Countertops & Surfaces are Eco-friendly, Green and Sustainable

IceStone® recycled glass countertops and concrete countertops are durable surfaces made from 100% recycled glass and concrete to make a highly durable concrete surface. IceStone surfaces were developed over a five year period and there is a patent-pending.

IceStone recycled glass countertops and concrete countertops surfaces are produced by an environmentally friendly manufacturing process in our day lit factory in Brooklyn, New York. Our goal is to be the top choice for green, sustainable countertops by producing beautiful materials that rival the strength of quarried stone, yet actively reduce the waste stream by redirecting glass from the landfills into our product.

The United States Green Building Council developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System in order to transform the built environment to sustainability by providing the building industry with consistent, credible standards for what constitutes a green building. There are different types of LEED rating systems, and all are continuously refined. You can check the latest versions at the USGBC website.

Using IceStone durable surfaces has helped many projects to obtain their LEED credits. Below, you will find information relating to how IceStone can help to obtain credits in the LEED Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) version 2.0 rating system. Below that, you will find a condensed listing of the other LEED certification systems and the corresponding credits that IceStone can help your project to obtain.

Innovation in Design: Cradle to Cradle Certification

IceStone is the first and only durable surface to have achieved Cradle to Cradle certification. McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) - an independent third-party firm - has evaluated IceStone durable surfaces for its human health, environmental health, lifecycle attributes, social responsibility, renewable energy and water stewardship characteristics against stringent criteria and has certified it as a Gold level ecologically intelligent product.

IceStone is a proud Member of the United States Green Building Council.

Signature Kitchens, Additions & Baths

Every designer has had specialized training in Kitchen Design, through NKBA, SEN or ASID, not only in style and structure, but in function and arrangement as well. Unlike our neighbors we are not a retail store we are a design build remodeling company, a licensed contractor in Maryland, The District of Columbia and Virginia. So whether you live in DC, Bethesda, Potomac, Olney or Silver Spring, or Woodley Park, Adams Morgan or Capitol Hill. Even if you live in Fairfax or Alexandria we at Signature Kitchen Additions & Baths can not only Design a Great Kitchen, Addition, or Bath we can develop permit-able drawings, process the plans to permit, move the walls, floors and ceilings or add an addition, install your new kitchen, along with the lighting, the plumbing, the tile, and the floor. Heck, we can build the house for you if you would like! So give us a call at: 301.710.0968 you will always be glad you did. You can also email the owner Gary Case at: Gcase@signatureKAB.net.

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