Whether you're designing your dream home, remodeling a bathroom, or giving a face-lift to your kitchen - our expert stone installers will give your home a polished look. The team of service professionals installs countertops, sinks, bathtubs, vanity tops, glass enclosures, mirrors and more. For high-quality, professional glass and marble installation in the Clayton, Raleigh, Cary and surrounding areas.
Whether you love the Luxurious look of granite countertops or the sleek, understated elegance of Quartz - Clayton Flooring offers the countertop choice that’s right for you. Prefer the Look and Feel of Soapstone or the Timeless Tradition of Italian Marble? These classic countertop choices have stood the test of time. When other granite companies say “No you can’t.” we say “Yes”.
We know that choosing the right Products, the right Color and the right Company all play a part in a successful project. These choices are important because – it’s your home. Getting it right means – Selecting the right product, fabricating only Quality materials (not low grade 2nds) and performing excellence both in the shop and at the installation in your home.
Clayton Flooring's natural stone, Quartz and solid surface brands:
Clayton Flooring center uses natural stone, Quartz and solid surfaces from the brands you know and trust. Clayton Flooring Center works with the best brands to deliver our customers the highest quality products available. Whether you'd like marble countertops in your bathroom, granite countertops in your kitchen or another solid surface addition to your home, you can trust Clayton Flooring Center to offer only the finest, most durable stone and solid surfaces on the market.
Cleaning recommendations for solid surfaces such as Corian and Wilsonart
Routine cleaning with a soft sponge or cloth and a non-abrasive aerosol foam cleaner is all that is required to keep your marble, granite or other solid surfaces trouble-free for many years. Harsh abrasive cleaners are not needed or recommended. Scratching or dulling of surfaces can occur from use of products such as SoftScrub®, Ajax®, Comet®, etc.
Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Occasional use of mild abrasives such as automotive polishing compound or baking soda will remove simple scratches and stains.
Dos and dont's of stone care
- Do clean up spills immediately
- Use an absorbent cloth followed by FIRSTLINE Clean & Restore.
- Do use trivets and cutting boards.
- Protect your countertops from excessive heat and wear by placing hot items on a trivet, not directly on the granite. Protect your fine cutlery by using a cutting board, not cutting directly on the granite.
- Do use coasters and place mats.
- Your Artisan granite is an investment in your home. Like fine furniture it is to be treated with care. Protecting the surface from food and drink spills will maintain the brand-new appearance indefinitely.
- Do use FIRSTLINE Clean & Restore.
- FIRSTLINE Clean & Restore is the best daily cleanup product available for granite. Using FIRSTLINE not only leaves your countertops beautifully clean, it also protects and enhances the original FIRSTLINE Seal and Protect application.
- Don’t use non-recommended cleaners.
- Don’t use abrasive cleansers. Don’t use acidic cleaners.
- Don’t worry, with very simple daily cleaning, and the use of trivets, cutting boards and place mats your countertops will maintain their original beauty for many years to come.
Installed countertops vs. my sample
- Stone is a building material that will vary in color, tone, pattern, etc. These variations are expected from shipment-to-shipment and are the source of its natural beauty and distinction.
- Is polished stone completely smooth?
No. All polished stone will have varying degrees of pits and fissures. The amount and appearance will depend on the type/amount of minerals that exist in each stone.
- Pitting occurs naturally due to the combination of different minerals. One mineral is softer/harder than the next…the softer mineral will naturally “flake” or pit.
- Fissures are small openings in the face of the stone. Again, this is due to the large amount of heat and pressure needed to form granite beneath the Earth’s surface. Fissures are an acceptable and naturally occurring aspect of stone.
Will my countertops have seams?
- Yes, your countertops, mantle, or other stonework will typically have seams. Clayton Flooring Center determines seams based upon slab sizes, cabinet layout, access/maneuverability onsite, support needed, and economic material management.
- Variations in color and pattern will naturally occur across seamed areas of countertops. This is due to the variation in color and pattern seen within a single slab (and from slab-to-slab).
When can I use my new countertops?
- Please allow the sink to set for 24 hours before attaching any plumbing. This will allow the silicone applied to fully cure. If possible, please wait 1-2 hours before using the surface to allow the sealer to penetrate. It is also advised to clean the countertop surface using FIRSTLINE Clean & Restore before decorating the kitchen/returning to full use.