Granite & Quartz Countertops | Creative Stone Solutions

THE OKANAGAN VALLEY’S PREMIER CHOICE FOR STONE COUNTERTOPS

We produced this video to share our love for our craft with you. Watch the process and find out how we can make your dream countertop renovation into a reality!

We hope that it leaves you with inspiration for your next project.

WE ARE MORE THAN COUNTERTOP MANUFACTURING, WE CREATE ART!

Hello! My name is David Plummer, and I am the owner of Creative Stone Solutions of Kelowna, BC. Our company specializes in the manufacturing and installation of stone countertops, be it granite, marble, quartz, or soapstone.

My greatest passion is stone, and I love crafting works of art, memorials, plaques, and other interesting pieces out of stone. No matter the scale or design, if you want something made custom please let me know, and I will make it happen.

Click here to view our Stone Art page.

David | Creative Stone Solutions- Granite & Quartz Coutnertops
A small quarry in Brazil | Creative Stone Solutions- Granite & Quartz Coutnertops
A small quarry in Brazil

What is Marble?

Marble is metamorphosed sedimentary carbonate rock. Limestone or dolomite (carbonate rocks) are the typical base minerals. The recrystallization of the carbonate minerals result in Marble.

Often, the original structure of the carbonate rocks are modified during the metamorphism to render the marble unrecognizable from its original state. The swirling and veins in marble often result from mineral impurities which are in layers in the original limestone or dolomite.

A small quarry outside Vitoria Brazil | Creative Stone Solutions- Granite & Quartz Coutnertops
A small quarry outside Vitoria Brazil

What is Granite?

Granite is normally a coarse grained igneous rock that is comprised of quartz, feldspars and micas. The quartz will be the lighter color minerals with the remainder consisting of feldspars and muscovite. The dark minerals are hornblende or biotite. Granite is by far the most common rock found in the outer crust of our planet. Granite is formed by the cooling of magma in the ground. Granite is an outstanding material for countertops.

Quartz is also know as engineered stone. | Creative Stone Solutions- Granite & Quartz Coutnertops
Quartz is also know as engineered stone.

What is Quartz?

As the name implies it is a countertop product that is made of quartz and resins. Before granite slabs were resined Engineered Stone had one major advantage over its natural counterpart, it was difficult to stain. Now with the advent of resined slabs that advantage is gone. The primary difference is the appearance. Man made products come in a large range of consistent colors which do not occur naturally in nature.

You often see engineered stone being used in commercial setting or contemporary ones. You get  to decide which look is best for your project.

We can remove and dispose of your countertops! | Creative Stone Solutions- Granite & Quartz Coutnertops
We can remove and dispose of your countertops!

Do you remove countertops?

Yes we can remove and dispose of your old counters.  We use the latest technology in our field, and this technology allows us to get the measurements of your kitchen countertops without necessarily removing the old countertops. That way our customers will have the convenience of not being without a kitchen during the fabrication process.

We stock remnants for use on smaller projects.
We stock remnants for use on smaller projects.

Do you have remnants?

Yes, we have one of the largest inventories of granite remnants around! We also have remnants and half slabs of engineered stone, marble, limestone, onyx and of course granite, as well as many other types of stone remnants.

Stop by and see the stones!

seals | Creative Stone Solutions- Granite & Quartz Coutnertops

Should I seal my countertops?

In most cases the answer is never… or years and years after it is installed. Sealers are solids that have been emulsified in a solvent. They are designed to penetrate the stone taking the solids with them. When the solvent evaporates, the molecules lock into the stone and seal it. Combine one good coat of a quality sealer (which we will do for you in our shop) with the resin applied by the factory, and you will have a very stain-resistant countertop that will be virtually maintenance free. Rarely, if ever, will you need to reseal granite that has been resined and properly sealed.

Over time, in the unlikely event that you do see some water absorb into the stone, simply have us reseal the countertop. We can help you if your countertops ever need to be resealed.

Does the price of the stone effect the “quality” of it?

People often make the mistake of assuming that if it is more expensive, then the slab is of better quality. Often, in our industry, stone cost has more to do with the availability and rarity of the stone, less so the quality of it. In other words, the fact that these rocks are sourced from around the world by constantly competing quarries plays more of a part in the cost of a stone than the quality itself.

To be more specific, let’s take an example:

Santa Cecilia Granite is available from many sources, so the base price of this granite rock is fairly low. When purchasing this stone, one may make the choice between “First Choice” material and “Second Choice” material. Both are beautiful stones, however the Second Choice will have minor colour variation, making it less expensive than the former, First Choice. The final classification is “Commercial Grade”. This class of stone will have imperfections that make it look less than desirable, spots or eggs of color that do not match the standard colouration for that material. This is the lowest priced material.

These ratings are subjective and have to do with the appearance of the stone alone. At the end of the day, all three classifications will perform the same as granite countertops in your kitchen, but the “quality” is based on the subjective look and appearance.

Testimonials

I would highly recommend Dave and his crew for all your granite needs. His passion for his work goes beyond just counter tops. He does amazing work with personalized plaques, benches, memorial pieces and much more. Always an enjoyable and personable experience with Dave!!! 5 stars all day!!
We hired Dave at creative stone solutions based upon reputation before he had even given us a price! We appreciated dealing with a smaller independent businesses throughout our renovation project ; as customer service was a top priority. We would highly recommend creative stone solutions!
I hired Dave at Creative Stone Solutions to drill a tap hole in our existing granite counter top. Dave not only came the same day, he filled some chips in our granite free of charge. Very personable and customer service above and beyond.
I highly recommend Creative Stone Solutions! Dave & Doreen are very personable and excellent to deal with. Dave replaced our kitchen countertops with Quartz and they look awesome!
Creative Stone is the perfect name for this company as Dave lives and breathes creativity. He listens to your ideas and shares ideas that will work even better than you imagined. Quality work and customer service at it's finest.
Highly recommend! After meeting with Dave we felt comforting that he was going to deliver what he promised; he was very informative in our material selection and throughout the process. Great customer service and was very flexible with working around my busy schedule.
"Achieving industry standards but exceeding them" is a complete understatement of the amazing work Dave and his team has completed with our renovations. We updated our kitchen and bath with custom granite and added value to our condo leading to a increase and quick sale of our property.