Kitchen Mart

Sacramento Countertop Design & Installation

Kitchen Mart directly employs master craftspeople – no subcontractors – that specialize in the design, fabrication and installation of granite, natural stone and quartz countertops for your unique Sacramento kitchen and bathroom. Visit our showrooms to see for yourself!

Kitchen & Bath Countertops Design & Installation at Kitchen Mart

Make a Great First Impression with a New Countertop Installation

Your kitchen or bathroom countertop takes a lead in determining how your room design will be perceived in terms of color, weight, and balance. Our team has decades of experience helping you find the perfect solution.
As your full-service remodeling company, we offer you complete turn-key countertop management: removal and haul away, laser templating, fabrication and installation of your beautiful new countertops. Schedule your free in-home consultation today.

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Choosing the Best Material: The Difference Between Granite and Quartz Countertops

Countertops are very personal. Traditionally people have chosen natural stone or granite countertops or their beauty and durability, but today quartz, offers similar beauty and durability plus lower maintenance has become one of the most popular countertop choices for kitchens and bathrooms.

Granite and quartz look similar but they are very different materials. Granite is a natural stone that is mined from the earth, polished into slabs, and then cut into pieces for your kitchen or bath countertop installation. Quartz, on the other hand, is an engineered stone. It consists of 93% natural quartz, one of the hardest materials on earth, combined with pigments and binders.

The Advantages of Quartz over Granite Countertops

Because quartz is an engineered stone, quartz countertops have several important advantages over granite countertops.

Like all natural stone, granite has natural variations in color and pattern and no two granite slabs look the same. To pick the countertop for your kitchen and bath, you may have to visit a granite yard and pick the specific slab for your project. Meanwhile, quartz countertops can be manufactured to look like granite, natural stone, or marble countertops. Because it is engineered, it can have a much more consistent appearance and it is, therefore, easier to get just the color and pattern you desire.

Staining and Maintenance
Granite is a porous stone that can absorb liquids and food and become stained or hold bacteria. To reduce the risk of this happening, granite needs to be sealed regularly with a chemical treatment. Quartz, however, is nonporous and nonabsorbent, so it resists stains, mold, and bacteria without the need for regular sealing. It can be easily cleaned with just soap and water.

Strength and Durability
In any natural stone, such as granite, there are fissures that can develop into cracks or chips. Quartz is not only a harder material than granite, but, as an engineered stone, quartz does not have fissures and, therefore, does not crack or chip as easily as natural stone.

Color and Pattern Choices
While granite and quartz both offer stunning looks for your kitchen and bath beautiful countertops, quartz gives you even more color and pattern choices to find just the look you want. Quartz is often made to look like granite, travertine, marble, concrete and other natural stones, but it is also manufactured with unique designs and almost any color you want. In addition, quartz manufacturers continue to innovate their designs and now offer even more choices, including patterns with metallic elements that give you a modern and unique design.

Longer Warranties
Many quartz countertops come with lifetime warranties because they are so durable.

Granite, Natural Stone, and Quartz Countertops: Before and After

Your choice of countertop can have a dramatic effect on your kitchen or bath. Review our portfolio to see how you can transform your kitchen or bath with a countertop replacement or new countertop installation.

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We Receive Top Reviews for Quartz Countertop Installation and Countertop Replacement

Kitchen Mart has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and receives 4.9 Stars from over based on 425 online reviews

Katie Michel

I was most impressed by how quickly Kitchen Mart was able to reface our kitchen. They stuck to their calendar perfectly and our main contractor, Marcus was phenomenal. He stayed until past 6pm two days in a row to ensure he stayed on schedule. When small things didn’t go perfectly, they fixed them right away and were great with communicating to us throughout.

Kathy and John Rojek

Kitchen Mart refaced our kitchen cabinets, The work included the refacing, new cupboard doors and drawers and pullouts inside our cupboards. Kitchen Mart discussed all of the steps in the process keeping us up to date on the schedule. Everyone we dealt with in the office was very helpful. Mike, the project manager was very helpful discussing all of the steps in the actual work, making suggestions and helping us decide on design and pullouts and hardware. Chom was the person who did the work of taking off all of the old refacing and drawers and doors and installing all of the new materials. He explained each step as he went on. He cleaned up each day making sure we could use our sink and cooktop until it was time for them to be replaced. He also made sure we had room in the garage to put the car in at night. We are very happy with our new kitchen.

Cece Linder

All the employees were great and very efficient. Bryan was especially helpful and friendly. Kitchen Mart is a very great company. Total remodel. Replaced cabinets, counter tops and sink and flooring. Thanks for the great kitchen remodel love it.

Industry Awards & Reviews

We are recognized as the premier countertop installation and countertop replacement contractor in the greater Sacramento area.

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What are the Differences Between Quartz Countertop Manufacturers?

Kitchen Mart offers you one of the deepest selections of quartz countertops in Sacramento County, Placer County, El Dorado County and Yolo County. Kitchen Mart offers a wide choice of colors, styles, and price points from high-quality manufacturers to help you get the perfect quartz countertop.

We’re proud to have been selected as a Premier Dealer for Cambria quartz countertops. This award is recognition of our quality, our processes and our focus on your satisfaction. Additionally, we offer you quartz countertops from Silestone, DuPont Corian® & Corian® Quartz (formerly Zodiaq) and Caesarstone®.

  • Cambria Premier Dealer
  • Silestone
  • Corian Design
  • CaesarStone
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Kitchen Mart Takes Care of Everything: Easy Countertop Installation

Whether you are just replacing countertops or installing custom countertops as part of a larger remodeling project, Kitchen Mart is your trusted source for beautiful granite, stone, or quartz countertops.

To get started, contact us for a free, in-home consultation.

We simplify your kitchen counter remodel, bathroom countertop remodel or countertop installation project with a process refined over thousands of successful projects.

  • Free, In-home Consultation
    • One of our professional kitchen and bath designers will come to your house at no cost.
    • They will meet with you to understand your needs and determine the look, style, feel and functionality of your new kitchen or bathroom.
  • Custom Design Proposal
    • Your kitchen and bath designer will meet with you in our showroom to help you review countertop samples and choose between color, design, material, sink, and backsplash options. A matching backsplash or a custom tile backsplash provides a beautiful finishing touch. If you desire, our designers will also help you consider other design changes, such as new appliances and cabinet and drawer changes. See some ideas here: Tile Backsplash Portfolio | Design Ideas & Photos – Kitchen Mart
    • Before finalizing your design proposal, you will be able to take countertop samples home to see how they look in your home.
    • Our designers will create a complete, custom design proposal for your countertop.
  • Contract
    • Once you’re satisfied with all your selections, you’ll complete the contract details and schedule your project for completion.
  • Build and Installation
    • You will be assigned a project manager that will guide you through the rest of the process and ensure your custom countertops are built and installed without a problem.
    • The project manager will schedule a measurement appointment to confirm your design plan, including the sink, plumbing, appliances, countertop and backsplash, and get exact measurements to ensure your custom countertops fit perfectly.
    • The project manager will give you a detailed schedule for your project so you know exactly what to expect. We pride ourselves in sticking to the schedule, and your project manager will keep you up-to-date about the progress of your project.
    • Kitchen Mart will then expertly build your new granite, marble, or quartz countertops in our 10,000 s.f. natural stone shop, remove your old countertop, and install the new countertops. We even coordinate any specialists, such as electricians, plumbers, and kitchen counter installers to ensure your project runs smoothly.
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Ten Reasons to Choose Kitchen Mart for Quartz Countertops

75% of Kitchen Mart customers are repeat customers or a direct referral from friends and family.

  1. 40+ years meeting homeowner dreams with our comprehensive services and our completion of over 27500 high-quality cabinet refacing, countertop replacements, and kitchen and bath remodeling projects.
  2. ONE CALL – We take on your entire project, even when you want a special look, so you have a single point of contact and don’t have to hire and coordinate multiple contractors.
  3. NO SUBCONTRACTORS so your job stays on schedule and on budget. Your time is valuable.
  4. Our team is made of top craftspeople that will take pride in their work and create the cabinets and countertops for your kitchen and bath with uncompromising quality.
  5. We can create the exact look you want and the function you need by producing, assembling and finishing your cabinets and countertops in our 10,000 s.f. state-of-the-art Custom Cabinetry Shop and 10,000 s.f. state-of-the art Custom Stone and Countertop Fabrication facility. (We invite you to take a tour)
  6. Your project manager ensures your project is built and installed on schedule.
  7. All Kitchen Mart employees are background checked and screened.
  8. We are licensed. We are bonded. We are insured. This guarantees the protection of your home and your belongings so you have peace of mind.
  9. We love what we do!
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Need More than Countertop Installation?

Learn more about our other remodeling services.

  • Kitchen Remodeling

    We’ll blend your style and functional goals into a single vision. Enjoy peace of mind dealing with just one company to handle every facet of your kitchen remodel.

  • Custom Cabinetry

    We offer you Custom Cabinetry by Kitchen Mart, and Cabinetry refacing. Schedule your FREE in-home consultation today.

  • Request a FREE In-Home Consultation

    At Kitchen Mart, we’re here to serve your needs. If you’re in the greater Sacramento area and you’d like an estimate, product information or simply want to drop us a note to let us know how we’re doing, we’d love to hear your comments.

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What is the cost to replace kitchen countertops?

The cost to replace countertops in your kitchen or bathroom depends on the material that you select and the linear length of your countertops. Granite or another natural stone countertops are sold by the slab and you must buy the full slab even if you only need a portion of the slab. One advantage of working with Kitchen Mart is that we are a premium dealer of Cambria quartz countertops which allows us to sell Cambria quartz by the foot so you don’t have to buy material you don’t need for your countertop replacement project. Kitchen Mart also offers a variety of countertop materials at different price points, including Corian countertops, Caesarstone countertops, and Silestone countertops.

Does the cost change if I’m replacing Formica countertops or replacing granite countertops?

The full cost to replace countertops is the cost of removing your old countertop plus the cost of your countertop replacement. The cost of your new countertop depends on the material you select and the linear length of the countertop. The cost to remove and dispose of your existing countertop will vary slightly if you are replacing Formica countertops or replacing granite countertops. When you work with to replace your countertops, Kitchen Mart not only fabricates and installs your new custom countertop but also removes and disposes of your old countertop.

What is the difference between quartzite and quartz countertops?

Like granite, quartzite is a porous, natural stone. Quartz has advantages over quartize in terms of consistency, durability, maintenance and color/pattern choice.

Do I need to buy quartz in minimum lengths or slabs?

No, Kitchen Mart is a Premium Dealer for Cambria quartz countertops and is able to sell Cambria quartz by the square foot. Kitchen Mart also sells quartz Caesarstone countertops, quartz Silestone countertops, and quartz Corian kitchen countertops.

Can I put hot pans right on a quartz countertop?

No. Quartz is heat resistant up to 135° F but a hot pan can still damage a quartz countertop. Always use a trivet for hot plate.

How long does it take to replace a kitchen countertop?

A project to fabricate and install a bathroom countertop or install a kitchen countertop could be completed within weeks.

Do you recommend quartz for a kitchen countertop replacement or bathroom countertop replacement?

Quartz countertops are durable, nonporous and nonabsorbent, making them a great choice for both kitchen and bathroom countertops.

If I want to use granite countertops, can Kitchen Mart include it in my remodeling project?

Yes, if you are replacing kitchen countertops and have already selected a granite countertop slab, you can send it to Kitchen Mart for fabrication and installation in our natural stone facility.

I’d like to work with a contractor that does cabinet refacing near me. What cities, towns and counties do you serve?

For more than 40 years, Kitchen Mart has helped homeowners create beautiful and functional kitchens and baths. We provide kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, custom cabinetry, countertop replacement, and cabinet refacing in Sacramento County, Placer County, and Yolo County, including the following communities:
  • Silestone
  • Kolhler
  • Cambria
  • Delta
  • Corian Design
  • CaesarStone

Request a FREE In-Home Consultation

At Kitchen Mart, we’re here to serve your needs. If you’re in the greater Sacramento region and you’d like an estimate, product information or simply want to drop us a note to let us know how we’re doing, we’d love to hear your comments.

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