How to choose stone? Here are a few tips and suggestions in choosing your natural stone countertops.  Whether you are looking at purchasing GraniteQuartzMarble or Soapstone, take the time to know about your stone first before beginning your selection of stone countertops. 

 Be sure to review the care, maintenance and cleaning suggestions of your choice of stone as well.  No matter which stone you choose it will add value to your home.  Once you have determined which stone countertops best fit your time management and lifestyle. Now it’s time to determine style, color and budget.

The Sample used to make your color selection will not exactly match the slabs used to produce your countertops.  All slabs have a variation in color and features. For each individual slab is unique.

Whether purchasing Granite, Quartz, Marble or Soapstone, for countertops take the time to know about your stone.

  1. Determine your budget ahead, so your sales person can direct you to options that fit your budget.
  2. Smaller projects take a look at HMKS Stone Solutions Kitchen & Bath Remnant yard for great stone budget choices.
  3. Spend sometime looking at other venues such as Houzz or Pinterest or magazines or lifestyle books for styles and features you like.  Save images you like for your sales representative.
  4. Determine what style you want rustic, traditional, modern, etc.
  5. Whether complete remodel or new construction, bring a sample of your new flooring and cabinets to the showroom.  If you already have existing cabinets take a door off and show the sales representative.  If no samples, bring photos with you of the kitchen or bath space you are remodeling.
  6. Determine if you want high contrast or low contrast.
  7. Walk around the showroom and slab yard and put your samples or images next to them.  Once you determine a few choices take ask your sale rep for samples of granite, quartz, marble or soapstone to take home and put against your flooring and cabinets and view in your current lighting.  Remember your lighting will be different at different times of the day depending on the natural lighting that may be in the room.
  8. After choosing your sample and confirming your color.  We recommend after you purchase your stone and the project has been templated by HMKS Stone Solutions staff, go to the HMKS Slab Yard and look over the current inventory carefully and choose your final slab or remnant. 

Characteristics of Stone

HMKS Stone Solutions brings you up to date information regarding your stone countertops. Understanding your Stones characteristics and the care is vital to maintaining the beauty of your countertops in your home. Therefore, when choosing countertops for your home understand the material of choice. Including read up on our Stone solution FAQ’s.

Be sure to understand what edge profiles are available. For a heartier rustic edge add a chiseled edge to your granite. Another option for adding substance and beauty is a 6CM edge profile with a bullnose. Be sure to ask one your countertop designer about the characteristics, care, and edge profile options.

Visit the Stone Slab Yard

Countertop Store, Slab Yard, and Fabrication Shop.
Stop by our Countertop Store and HMKS Slab Yard located at 601 East 1st Street, Casper, Wyoming.

8:30AM – 5:30 PM, Monday thru Friday
Saturday’s or by appointment

Call 307-262-5999 for an appointment to meet with a sales representative to choose your stone.

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HMKS Slab Yard has a large inventory of remnants and slabs available for viewing. Such as granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone for your countertops. Follow HMKS Stone Solutions on Facebook or LinkedIn for professional and residential countertop services. 

Stone Designs

Quartz outdoor kitchen countertops

Outdoor Living Spaces

Adding granite or soapstone to your outdoor living spaces is beautiful and provides a hearty durable space. As well as now you can request an outdoor quartz. Be sure to ask a countertop designer regarding available quartz slab options for outdoor kitchens and living spaces.

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