The Ultra Countertops Commitment

Our Commitment to You

Our commitment to your success lies in the fact that we remove all barriers by bringing custom fabricated products directly from the worldwide partnered-factories to your door. From design conception to final installation, we will partner with you to ensure your project is completed in accordance with your design specifications. Our industry-best pricing program is geared toward maximizing cost efficiencies in various areas of countertop needs.

Whether it is a large-scale commercial project or your dream-come true home project, we will work with you from custom onsite designing to the final installation to ensure timely completion of your project. Countertop materials and colors really set the décor tone for your kitchen and/or bathrooms. Many colors, patterns and materials are available to choose from — each with its own special qualities. You may select a particular material and color because you've fallen in love with its look; or your decision may be based on price alone. When selecting counter material, consider maintenance and durability. Also, consider how the sink(s) will be mounted — on top of the finished counter, flush, or from underneath.

Choices in manufactured countertop materials with the look but not the higher maintenance requirements of natural stone are expanding every day. New surfaces are made from chemical compounds and are designed to mimic granite, limestone, marble, slate, or soapstone. In some cases, bits of natural material, such as quartz, are also part of the mix. Most of these countertops don't need periodic sealing, and scratches are relatively easy to sand out. If you want to maintain a pristine surface, these materials are worth a look. Note: The following products should be installed by professionals; cost ranges include installation. Quartz is found in great abundance in the earth, it is second only to water as the most common mineral-based form on our planet. It is naturally hard and scratch resistant. Quartz even ranks a 7.0 on Moh's Hardness Scale, which is used to measure the scratch-resistance of a material. Only diamonds, ranking 10, topaz, and sapphire are harder than quartz. Quartz counters are really rock with an attitude, they are manufactured with nearly 100 percent quartz. In contrast, granite may contain only 50 percent quartz.

The other minerals found in granite leave it soft, porous, and vulnerable to scratches and stains. Industry-wide, all quartz countertops are made with 93 percent quartz and 7 percent pigments and resins or they cannot claim the hardness, durability, or impermeability of a true quartz surface. The prescribed mixture results in a product that is non-porous, exceedingly durable, and more than twice as strong as granite.

The engineering and finishing phases of quartz-counter manufacturing are virtually the same throughout the industry and many offer warranties for up to ten years on their products. Also, since these countertops are engineered using a controlled process, quality-control measures exist for quartz that are not possible for natural granite countertops. Companies say quartz aggregate improves upon granite in a number of ways. For one thing, unlike granite, the product has no fissures. This consistent surface makes it nonporous and less likely to harbor bacteria. Sealing granite guards against absorption, but the material requires periodic resealing to keep it food-safe. Quartz surfacing, in contrast, requires no sealers.

Quartz's impenetrable surface also makes it highly resistant to stains and the etching effect of acidic liquids such as wine, lemon juice, and vinegar. In addition to quartz's performance benefits, the manufacturing process enables companies to mimic other, even more troublesome natural countertop materials, such as limestone, which is very soft and prone to scratching, and concrete, which is porous. Quartz is competitive with the hard, shiny look of granite, but it offers more colors. Quartz is also available in vibrant hues that Mother Nature has neglected to provide, including bold and iridescent reds, yellows, and blues.

Quartz is harder than granite, consistent from slab to slab, and do not require special maintenance such as sealing. The surface is very hard to scratch or burn. A quartz surface is solid and remains impervious to water, moisture, or bacteria and won't develop fissures or cracks. With these advantages, it's a solid alternative to granite. Solid surfaces: Made of: Polymers, acrylics, and resins. Characteristics: These surfaces are stain resistant and impervious to damage from acidic foods and scratches buff out.