United Granite Countertop Products in Chantilly, VA

United Granite is proud to offer high-quality products, including a wide selection of countertop materials and accessories in our inventory. After 30 years of working in the design industry, we have an incredible depth of knowledge about the products, quarries, and manufacturers around the world. We put that experience to work for you by bringing together the kinds of brands and stone materials we trust, so much so that we even offer a warranty for your purchases from our stock.

Investing in a new countertop is an upfront expense, but there’s no more eye-catching and obvious way to give your home a fresh new feel that can even add real dollar value to your property in the long-term. Our designers can help you think about the value over time and choose a stone countertop that not only fits your lifestyle at home or in the office now but will remain beautiful and relevant for years to come.

What are natural stone countertops?

Natural stone countertops are the polished and cut result of stone quarry mining around the world. Large blocks are cut from mineral deposits deep in the earth, often subjected to intense heat and pressure over time to harden the stone into the beautiful and unique patterns you recognize as granite, marble, limestone, and more. Investing in a durable, beautiful stone countertop will instantly boost your home’s market value and visual appeal. The best feature of a stone countertop is the ability to hand-pick a one-of-a-kind slab that will never match another piece—even one cut from the same quarry. Natural stone is unique and durable, making it a classic countertop material.

The durability of natural stone

Granite and marble are extremely hard, more so than travertine, onyx, most limestone, and soapstone. All types of stone are porous by nature, meaning they usually require a sealant to protect stains from penetrating the surface. The sealant will need to be reapplied from time to time with a soft cloth and then cleaned with warm water and mild soap to keep the stone shiny.

To see examples of the different stone materials we offer at United Granite, please visit the Natural Stone page. You can also visit the showroom location nearest you to touch and compare hundreds of natural stone slabs with the guidance of our designers. We’re always happy to answer your questions and share our love of discovering a newly arrived piece of unique granite or soapstone.

How is engineered stone made for countertops?

Engineered stone, often called quartz, is not fake. It is made from over 90% real stone. The difference between engineered stone and natural stone is that quartz uses a manufactured process of binding ground-up stone with polymer resins to create a hard, nonporous surface. Because this material is engineered, not quarried, allows for a much wider range of colors, color-matching, and consistency than you’ll find from searching through slabs of natural stone. Unlike cheaper laminate countertops, quartz has an even, three-dimensional shine that mimics the natural stone patterns of marble or granite.

Choosing between natural stone and engineered stone

The choice between natural and engineered stone doesn’t have a single right answer. Your personal preferences, budget, and lifestyle will determine which unique stone is right for your individual life.

Customers often prefer the look of natural stone, especially considering each slab is one-of-a-kind., Natural stone, however, is often more expensive. But with such a wide range of stone slabs, including granite, marble, travertine, soapstone, limestone, and quartzite, United Granite can cater to most home improvement budgets with in-stock supplies.

If the appearance is what you’re after but without the care or price tag, you might be just as satisfied with an engineered stone that mimics the pattern of streaked granite or marble. Engineered stone is also nonporous, meaning that unlike natural stone, it doesn’t require re-sealing, just a quick wipe down with mild soap. Take a look at our Case Studies page to see examples of both kinds of stone in homes and offices around the state. If you have more detailed questions, visit our Resources page for a comprehensive buying guide or contact our designers today.

Finding the right home accessories

Once you’ve chosen the floors, cabinets, and countertops for a new kitchen or bathroom design, it’s time to think about the little details that bring the whole look together. Instead of ordering from multiple sources and experiencing delays until the timing lines up across all suppliers, you can find all the home accessories you need, like sinks or faucets, at United Granite, making it fast and easy to install all the finishing touches at once. We bring all these pieces to each of our three Virginia locations, curating a high-quality selection of sinks and faucets to highlight a beautiful stone countertop.

Ask our design team about the nationally recognized brands we currently carry and make sure your investment in natural or engineered stone is perfectly accented with the right finishing touches. You can preview a few of our style options on the Accessories page.

How to get started with a home improvement project

To schedule a free, in-home estimate with no obligation, please go the Locations page to find the United Granite showroom nearest you in Alexandria, Fredericksburg, or Chantilly. We recommend you visit us to look at stone samples before making an in-home appointment so you can get a general sense of which material you’d like us to price out in your custom estimate. And remember—visit our Monthly Specials page to see how we’re making your remodel more affordable!

Call us today to learn more about our products.