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5 Reasons to Consider Quartz

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According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, granite countertops have been losing market share to quartz countertops at an alarming rate. It’s no surprise that quartz is taking over as everyone’s new favorite countertop. You’re probably thinking that it’s too risky to choose a countertop you don’t know much about. So to ease your mind, here are a few things you should know about quartz before you decide which Read More

A Look at Solid Surface Countertops

To finish up our overview of your different choices for countertops, we finally come to solid surface. Solid surface is a man-made material and includes brands such as Corian, Formica, Hanex, Avonite, and Staron.  Known for their beauty and durability, solid surface countertops have sometimes been called a “near-perfect” product and continue to be a top choice for many contractors and remodelers. One of the greatest benefits of solid surface Read More

The Benefits of Laminate Countertops

As we continue our exploration of potential materials for your home’s counter tops, it’s important not to overlook laminate. Laminate is one of the most popular materials used for kitchen and bathroom counter tops. In this article, we’ll take a look at why so many people choose to have it installed in their homes. One reason why laminate is so popular is due to its pricing. Laminate is usually the Read More

Green Building (Lavatory Reading)

Accent Surfaces does all we can to be ECO-friendly and the products we use are very ECO-friendly and the practices we use in fabricating are some of the top practices available. Here is a case study about the use of the materials we use in “Building Green”- Natural stone has many innate attributes that make it a green building product: it is natural, low-maintenance, and exceptionally durable. However, with the Read More

Stain Identification Tips

Identifying the type of stain on the stone surface is the key to removing it. Stains can be oil based, organic, metallic, biological, ink based, paint based, acid based. If you don’t know what caused the stain, consider likely staining agents that may have been present. Here are some questions you consider: Where is the stain located? Is it near a plant, a food service area, an area where cosmetics Read More

Get to Know Your Stone

The first step in proper stone care and maintenance is to understand your stone’s geological classification and composition. this information will help you to identify what cleaning products to use and how best to care for your natural stone. Natural stone is categorized into three basic geological classifications by their respective formation processes: Sedimentary, Metamorphic and igneous. Additionally, stones in each category can be either Calcareous or Siliceous. Calcareous stone Read More

Accent Surfaces Goes Green

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Accent Surfaces, A Fetzer Company is going green in every capacity. Whether in our shops, offices, or just as proud part of our community you will see Accent Surfaces hard at work implementing the following environmentally beneficial procedures: Remnant Recycle Programs *Large remnants and countertops are donated to Habitat for Humanity. *Others are liquidated to benefit our employee nominated charities; Autism Speaks, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Kidney Foundation, National Multiple Read More