Custom: Cabinetry built locally according to supplied specifications. Fully custom in many wood species and stained finishes. The right choice when an area has to be very unique. Cost is higher in most cases. Display can be seen in showroom.
Dura Supreme: A manufactured cabinet line offering three distinct cabinet styles. Alectra is a frameless cabinet, which can be semi-modified. Crestwood is a semi-custom line, which offers many modifications and extras allowing us to utilize space well. Designer is a custom line, which may be built to most Cabinetry with TLC specifications. Dura Supreme offers many varieties of wood species such as Oak, Maple, Cherry, Alder, Hickory and Thermofoil. Dura’s finish options available are stained, painted, glazed and distressing, which provide incredibly beautiful, durable finishes to withstand years of use. Cost is mid to high range. Often sales are offered thru this company benefiting our clients. Displays may be seen in showroom.
KabinArt: A manufactured cabinet in oak, maple, cherry and laminate. Cabinet boxes are all plywood with limited modifications available. Offers stained, painted and some glazed options as finishes. A moderately priced cabinet line good for remodeling and builders.
Display may be seen in showroom.
Marsh: A manufactured cabinet line offering oak, maple and cherry wood species. Finishes are stained, painted and glazed. An affordable option for remodelers, first time home buyers and builders. Displays may be seen in showroom.
Mid-Continent: A manufactured cabinet line offering oak, maple, hickory, cherry and thermofoil door styles. Cabinetry may be slightly customized and stained, painted and glazed finishes are available. Cost range is affordable to mid range. Display may be seen in showroom.
River Run: A manufactured cabinet line offering 5 door styles each with their own finish ranging from stained to painted/glazed. Cabinetry is a full plywood box with wooden dovetail drawers featuring soft close guides. Cost range is affordable.
Display may be seen in showroom.
We carry a variety of hardware options from vendors such as Berenson, Jeffrey Alexander, Top Knobs, Schaub and Ameriock. Display towers are available to be seen in showroom.
Some things to note when choosing cabinetry:
All cabinet lines have pros and cons, discuss this information with a knowledgeable and trained designer to choose your cabinets wisely. You want to purchase cabinetry, which will work for your own household or office use in the most cost efficient way possible.
Many times Cabinetry with TLC is able to provide a better quality cabinet for the same or lower price than the “big box” stores. Check all your options before purchasing.
Most pricing guidelines are based on wood species and finishes. Oak is the most cost efficient as the supply of oak is readily available and plentiful. Maple wood species are higher as the supply is not as abundant. Cherry becomes higher than Oak, Maple or Hickory as again the supply is not vast. Hickory has no or little increase above Oak. Alder tends to fall in the slightly higher range above Oak.
Stained finishing has no up charge on cost, a stained finish with a glaze has an additional charge, above this is a painted finish and then a painted glazed finish is higher as well. Above these typical finishes are a accent paint, heirloom finish, and distressed finish which are all higher in cost. Basically for every step you add in the finishing process adds a percentage to cost. This percentage varies from company to company.
Postform- Inexpensive laminate countertop offering hundreds of colors with attached backsplash and several types of edges such as waterfall, bevel, euro, square, ogee and no drip. Depending on color chosen, seams may be visible. Can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, offices, work rooms, bars and on desk areas. Drop in sinks used with this product. Display may be seen in showroom.
180 FX Laminate Postform- Today granite is widely used in home and office décor but in some cases may prove to be cost prohibitive. New to the market in 2009 is a laminate pattern that captures the visual look of granite. Cost is extremely affordable, slightly higher than standard postform. Currently 9 colors are available. Display may be seen in showroom.
Self Edge Laminate- Countertops built for special dimensioning out of hundreds of laminate colors to choose from. Backsplashes are not attached and front/side edges may be created from laminate, wood or solid surfaces. Seams are slightly visible. This application may be used in kitchens, bathrooms, offices, work rooms , bars and on desk areas. Drop in sinks used with this countertop. Display may be seen in showroom.
Solid Surface- Corain, Hi-Macs, and Livingstone solid surfaces are used to create countertops in any area of your home or office. Solid surfaces are color throughout with virtually undetectable seams. Drop-in, under mount or integral sinks are used with this countertop. Display may be seen in showroom.
Granite and Marble- Natural beauty in hundreds of colors and variations. Colors may be subtle to dramatic and patterns are variable. May be used in kitchens, bathrooms, offices, bars, work rooms, desk and table tops, fireplaces and more. Product is porous and must be sealed periodically when indicated. Seams may be visible and detection depends on colors and pattern. Drop in or under mount sinks are used with this product.
Display may be seen in showroom.
Man-made Granite/Quartz- A variety of colors produced in a factory setting creating more uniform patterns and color shades. Common names are Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone and Zodiaq. May be used in all areas of your home or office. Product is not porous and permanently sealed. Seams may be visible and drop in or under mount sinks are used with this countertop. Display may be seen in showroom.
Cultured Marble- A pored composite countertop with built in sink(s) in a variety of marble and sand patterned colors. Typically used for bathrooms. Available in straight applications and certain sizing only. Finish may be shiny or matte. Display may be seen in showroom.
Important information to know about your countertops:
Again discuss with professionals your needs regarding your usage of your countertop. Professionals can disuss with you the pros and cons of each type of countertop and which may fit your needs better.
Remember buying direct does not always save you money. Cabinetry with TLC purchases many countertops and as such gets a wholesale price, so our pricing should be the same or lower than direct buying. As we must co-ordinate efforts to make the tear-out, templating, and installation go smoothly sometimes it is the smart choice to allow us to purchase the countertop.
Often we are asked about care of countertops. First know your specific countertop as some require very specific care and maintenance. Do basic care; dust and dirt can etch countertop surfaces, spills that sit for to long can be difficult to remove. For this reason, a daily routine for your countertop becomes very important. A dry wipe with a soft clean cloth is all that is needed when countertops are not used. When countertop is used a mild detergent and water with a soft clean cloth can be used for routine cleaning. For more thorough cleaning options let’s begin with laminate. Laminate may be cleaned with detergent or a vinegar water solution. To clean solid surface countertops consider a mild detergent and water mixture or countertop solutions sold at most retail stores. For granite, marble, man-made quartz countertops use a microfiber cloth to dust off and use a soapy water solution to clean. When water droplets are put on countertop if it no longer beads up it is time to use a stone cleaner formulated with a neutral PH and sealer. NEVER use harsh chemicals or abrasives cleaners on any countertop.
The truth as we know it regarding Radon and granite. Granite is a safe material and is an insignificant contributor to radon levels. For more detailed information please go to www.marble-institute.com