Selecting the Countertop Edge that is Right for Your Kitchen

When you are choosing new countertops, there are quite a few things you will need to consider. Which natural stone do you want? What design is best for your style? Are you looking to make a statement or looking for something more subtle? Do you want a polished finish or not? And, finally, what style edge do you want to finish your kitchen countertops?

You might not think that countertop edging is a big decision to make, especially compared to the type of stone or color. However, the edges of your counter have an impact on the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. Will you go with something modern, more traditional, or something totally unique?

There are a lot of countertop edge options to choose from, and it can all seem a little overwhelming. We are going to give you the breakdown on countertop edges to help make your decision a little easier.

Straight Edge:

If you are looking for something clean and timeless, straight edges are the way to go. There is a reason this design is so popular! The corners of these countertops will be slightly rounded, protecting you from sharp corners and the stone from potential chipping.

Quarter Round Edge:

If you want something that is more elegant, but in an effortless way, then it may be worth considering a quarter round edge. Its rounded edge is enough to alter your kitchen’s overall aesthetic without completely overtaking it.

Waterfall Edge:

If you want your countertops to be the star of your kitchen, a waterfall edge is the perfect choice. This edge draws attention to your counters and the stone you have chosen. This curved design is stunning and will remind you of a waterfall.

Beveled Edge:

This popular countertop edge design is sleek, modern, and angled. It can give your kitchen a more modern feel while remaining constantly in-style throughout the years.

There are plenty more countertop edge styles to choose from, but how do you know which style is right for you? There are a few things you will need to consider when making your decision:

The style of your kitchen.

Countertop edges can alter the aesthetic of your kitchen, so it is important to be mindful of what else is happening in your space. Consider the hardware, cabinets, lighting fixtures, tiling, flooring, and other aspects of your kitchen. Is it sleek and modern? Is it classic and timeless? You will start to notice your style preference when you start taking it all in. One of the countertop edges may jump out to you as the perfect fit for your home.

What’s your lifestyle?

Some countertop edges are sharp and pointy, and the perfect level for children to hit their heads on. While beveled and cave countertop edges can look amazing, if there are children or grandchildren in the home, it may be worth considering a rounded edge – just to be on the safe side.

How much are you willing to spend?

The more complex the edge, the higher the price. Something simpler, like a flat edge, will be less expensive than something more intricate like a waterfall edge. If you are looking to make a statement with your countertop edges and you do not have a limited budget, then maybe the waterfall style is the way to go.

Let C&C Stoneworks help you with your kitchen and/or countertop transformation! With a variety of stone types, colors, and polishes to choose from, our team can help you transform your kitchen or bathroom with the highest quality natural stone countertops! Give us a call today at 252-902-5535 or visit our showroom at 6144 NC Hwy 43 S Greenville, NC.

Picking Countertops for Your Remodeled Kitchen

Are you planning a kitchen remodel? It can be hard visualizing what materials will work in your new kitchen. However, at C and C Stoneworks, our Interior Design Consultant, Mandy, is here to help show you products and styles to make your kitchen remodel easier.

For starters, Mandy can familiarize you with kitchen materials, products, and the newest design styles. She can also help you put together the perfect kitchen look for your design style. Mandy helps customers with the entire design process, including tile and countertop selection, paint and cabinetry color selection, and so much more. By working with Mandy from the beginning, you can avoid errors later.

Three Steps to a Well-Coordinated Kitchen

First you need to figure out what your preferred style is. Do you like traditional, contemporary, farmhouse, or something transitional? Is there a color or materials palette that works best for your style and preferences? Our designer and showroom assistant can help you coordinate your kitchen countertops to your cabinets and floors, to ensure your kitchen if the focal point of your home.

First, choose your color palette

C and C Stoneworks recommends you keep your palette fairly simple by first choosing three coordinating neutrals. You should select a primary color along with two complementary accent colors that appeal to you and your style. If you are looking for a kitchen that is timeless, we suggest you choose neutrals to accomplish this. We can show you classic quartz countertops with backsplash, grout and flooring that complete the look. Or some stunning granite or marble countertop options that add a little flair.

Next, pick your kitchen countertop

You should select a material for your kitchen countertop that matches your personal and home life style. When you first choose your countertop, the material you pick can become the foundation of your kitchen design. For example, if you choose a light quartz countertop, you can pair that with classic grey cabinetry and a natural wood floor that “picks up the tones” from the countertop and cabinetry to finalize your design. Or go bold with a marble or granite with veining that grabs your attention and pair with a white or neutral cabinet and backsplash.

Whether your price point is budget, middle of the road or luxury, most countertop materials feature a wide range of flecked, stone, or marble-like patterns. You can even take samples home with you so you can see how the countertops work with your proposed cabinetry, flooring, backsplash and accessories such as hardware.

Finally, finish with kitchen accessories and accents

The last step in planning your kitchen remodel is to select accents and accessories that bring out your personal style. If you want to add some splash to the neutral elements you selected, you can add some bold colors and finishes to the walls or with your kitchen appliances.

Your kitchen hardware will enhance whatever style you choose, whether it be farmhouse, traditional or contemporary. Metallic finishes can brighten your space or highlight the marble, quartz or granite countertops you selected with flecks of metallic, silver or gold. Pulls and knobs can highlight the countertops and reflect light.

Call C and C Stoneworks to get started today!

Are you ready to begin your kitchen remodel? If so, give us a call to schedule a free consultation with our interior design consultant. Simply call Mandy today at 252-902-5535. She can meet with you in our Greenville, NC showroom or set up an in-home consultation. Mandy prides herself on taking the time to understand her client’s goals and works hard to ensure they get the end results they have always dreamed of.

Countertop Updates Increase Home Values

If one of the items on your New Year’s resolution list was to flip a property, sell your house or update your kitchen or bathroom, you should consider investing in new countertops for your kitchen or bathroom.

Investing in new countertops is sure to increase the value of your home, giving you a better return on your investment. New countertops can increase the quality of your living space as well as the value of your home.

Kitchen countertops play a big role in how homeowners interact with their kitchen. If your kitchen countertops are not up to par and outdated, you may not be spending time in the room that should be one of the most welcoming rooms in your home – the kitchen.

If you don’t enjoy your kitchen like you used to, you should consider investing in new countertops from C & C Stoneworks in Greenville, NC.

We would like to offer you some countertop suggestions before you get started:

Granite countertops are sure to increase the value of your house

Are you planning to put your house on the market this year? Sometime in the near future? If so, the beauty of granite countertops along with their value will definitely appeal to potential home buyers. Granite countertops in a kitchen or bathroom add a touch of elegance to any home.

Granite countertops are not only beautiful, but when they are used as upgrades in renovation or flip projects, they also guarantee durability. The long-term durability of the granite countertops makes them appealing to both the current homeowner and future home buyer.

Consider quartz countertops when upgrading your home

You can certainly find inexpensive engineered countertops such as solid surfaces and laminate, but you should remember that quality and durability are something home buyers want in homes. Quality quartz countertops are available at C & C Stoneworks. You get the look of natural stone countertops with maximum durability when you invest in quartz countertops. And, just like granite countertops, quartz countertops will last a lifetime.

One of the biggest benefits of quartz countertops is that they are non-porous, making them easy to keep clean. If you want clean, germ-free countertops, all you need is soap, water and a sponge when cleaning quartz. Home buyers are sure to love the durability and ease of cleaning. Plus, no special sealers are required for quartz countertops.

Marble countertops are a solid investment

There are plenty of manufactured materials that look like marble, but they will never impersonate the real thing. Marble is formed from limestone and sedimentary rocks through the earth’s natural heating process.

The veining you find in marble countertops are the impurities trapped within the rock. As the Earth heats, pressure turns the rocks into marble. This process takes time, but it also makes each piece of marble one-of-a-kind. No two are ever alike, which is something home owners and home buyers find very appealing.

C & C Stoneworks in Greenville, NC  offers a wide selection of quartz, granite and marble countertops. Our experienced craftsman offer excellent attention to detail, personalized service and exceptional installation services. Call or text us today at 252-902-5535 to set-up a free in-home consultation for your next  countertop project.

Your Countertops‍ Should Make Your Kitchen Shine

Countertops are an essential design element in any kitchen. Depending on what countertop material you select, your countertops could take a back seat to your cabinets, or they could be the focal point of your kitchen, adding character and visual appeal. When you choose natural stone, such as granite, marble and quartzite, or man-made quartz, you’ll infuse your kitchen with the beauty of stone. However, you can also introduce drama depending on what pattern, texture and veining you selected for your countertops.

Marble is a truly timeless stone filled with delicate texture

Many types of marble feature dramatic veining that can really stand out in any kitchen setting. When the veining of marble is paired with a white backdrop it creates a cool, calming effect in your kitchen. Or, if you choose a variety of marble with browns and golds, it will provide a warmer ambiance that some homeowners may prefer.

Granite offers classic beauty and versatility

When you are looking for veining, pattern and texture that truly elevates any kitchen design, you can’t go wrong with granite. Granite offers a wide range of color combinations and palettes, contrasting elements and visual depth. Whether you prefer the warmer tones or the dark markings, you can make a bold statement when choosing granite countertops for your kitchen.

Quartzite has very unique and intriguing patterns

Quartzite may not get the same level of praise as marble and granite, but you can definitely find eye-catching and unique varieties that rival them if you are looking at quartzite countertops. Quartzite will add dazzle to your kitchen due in part to the particles of quartz that are embedded in the stone. These sparkle in both natural and artificial lighting conditions, making a powerful statement in your kitchen.

Quartz is an elegant, engineered stone

One of the biggest pluses of quartz for kitchen countertops is the depth and dimensionality it can deliver. Quartz is man-made and is made up of crushed quartz, resin and polymers. Pigments can also be added to enhance the natural colors found in quartz. Quartz comes in a wide variety of colors meaning it can complement a wide range of kitchens.


Your Countertops‍ Should Make Your Kitchen Shine

Not every countertop will have veining, pattern and texture, but you only need just one of these elements to have the kitchen you long for. With so many counter top options available, picking the right stone for your style can be overwhelming.

If you need help selecting the right countertop and material for your kitchen and personal style, call C&C Stoneworks today. We can help you pick a countertop that offers the character you want while making a unique statement that showcases your own personal style. We are here to help!

Choosing a Sink for Your Kitchen

During construction or remodel, you will have to select a new sink for your kitchen. At C and C Stoneworks, we provide high-quality countertops with top-notch craftsmanship, as well as sink options from quality manufacturers. Stainless steel undermount kitchen/bar/laundry sinks are included in all quotes unless otherwise stated. We have other sinks we are able to purchase at a different charge such as porcelain and stainless-steel apron front sinks, 0 radius sinks, and more. We also have the ability to supply any Moen faucets or fixtures for your kitchen or bath.

​One of the first things to consider when selecting a kitchen sink is the size and configuration. Commonly, there are three different options – 50/50, 60/40, single bowl and apron front.

50/50 Sink
This is a very popular sink option for the kitchen! This double-bowl, 50/50 sink is perfect for multi-tasking with two equally sized basins. Although you have greater flexibility of use, one downside is that cleaning larger dishes may be a more difficult task in this sink configuration.

60/40 Sink
This sink has two different sized basins that gives you the flexibility of having two compartments while also including enough space to wash oversized dishes in the larger basin.

Single Bowl Sink
The single bowl sink is pretty trendy right now and looks sleek in any kitchen! This option can be favorable in terms of space when it comes to washing large dishes. But, if you’re looking for a sink with more flexibility to multitask, you may benefit from a multiple basin sink.


Apron Front Sink
Also known as farmhouse sinks, the defining characteristic of an apron front sink is a large, forward-facing side that replaces a section of the counter and cabinetry. This sink is available in multiple basin styles and adds charm to any kitchen design.

As far as sink material, we recommend a stainless-steel sink because:

  • It compliments nearly any color and style.
  • It Is easy to clean and sterilize.
  • It is less prone to staining.
  • It is very durable and won’t chip, crack or fade.
  • It is heat resistant.
  • It is affordable (and often included in your countertop installation estimate).
  • It is environmentally friendly.

Now it’s time for the fun part – choosing the perfect sink to go along with your new, beautiful countertops! Visit C and C Stoneworks’ showroom today to see your many options. Our experts can help you find the perfect kitchen sink to fit your lifestyle and needs!

Tips to Help Keep Your Kitchen Renovation on Track

Kitchen remodels can seem overwhelming, and keeping your project on track is no simple task. Of course, you’ll want to stick to your timeline and know when you’ll be able to cook and entertain in your kitchen again. At C and C Stoneworks, we understand your concern when it comes to the timeline for your renovation. That is why it is our goal to educate our customers on what can be expected. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while planning your kitchen remodel, that can help keep you on track.

  1. Set Your Budget
    Whether you’re renovating your home for resale value or just simply for a beautiful upgrade to enjoy with your family, before you begin you will need to educate yourself on the costs. One thing that can hold up a renovation is not budgeting properly to get everything done in a timely manner. The team at C and C Stoneworks can make you aware of all the costs that are associated with your remodel. Trust us, we know all there is to know about countertops and have seen many kitchen remodels. We can help you account for any unexpected costs that can arise.During this planning phase, we suggest breaking down your budget in detail, that way you’ll be less likely to exceed it during construction.

  2. Choose the Right Professionals for the Job
    One of the best things you can do to stick to your renovation timeline is choosing the right, experienced professionals for the job. C and C Stoneworks is committed to making your kitchen dreams come true. We will walk you through the entire process and keep you updated every step of the way.

  3. Consider the Other Things You Want
    Once you have your plan in place and selected all of your materials, our team will give you a timeline of when your new kitchen countertops will be fabricated and installed. During this time you can work on selecting the other items you want to include in your new kitchen, like decor and new furniture. Once you know when your countertops will be installed, you can make sure that your new items are in by that time. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy your completed kitchen as soon as possible.

  4. Stick to the Plan
    Once you’ve made your design, budget, and construction plans, stick to them. It can be easy to be swept up in the frenzy of all the options, but this can lead to wasteful spending and a delayed finish date.

While a kitchen remodel can be overwhelming, it is much less stressful with a team of professionals to guide you. Contact C and C Stoneworks today to get started on the kitchen of your dreams.

Cleaning Tips for a Germ-Free Kitchen

With everything going on in the world right now, sanitation and cleaning are at the top of everyone’s mind. Not to mention, it’s also spring, which means a lot of folks are getting into the spring-cleaning mood! So, here are a few kitchen cleaning tips that will help keep your family healthy, your home germ-free, and bring that sparkle and shine back to your kitchen!

1. Cleanse and Clear Your Countertops
Start by decluttering your kitchen countertops. Put away any small appliances, kitchen utensils and décor. You can put those back later, but you will get a much more effective clean if these items aren’t in the way when you wipe down your countertops. After removing everything, give your countertops and backsplash a deep clean using a soft microfiber cloth, mild liquid soap and warm water. If soap scum is an issue in your kitchen, be sure to use a non-acidic soap scum remover. For more difficult stains, use a non-abrasive soft bristled brush and scrub lightly. Be sure to towel dry in order to prevent spotting and prevent the countertop from absorbing any of the leftover liquids.
Tip! If you’re looking for a way to make sure that your stone countertops always look beautiful and are well maintained, check out our stone sealer available for purchase on our website! This sealer can be used on any stone surface. It penetrates deep in the stone to provide a great seal and food-safe barrier from spills and spotting!

2. Make Your Appliances Shine
After you’ve cleaned your countertops, you don’t want to ruin all of your hard work by placing dirty appliance back on them. Give small appliances a good wipe down to remove any leftover food or dust that has accumulated over time. Make sure to clean your larger appliances too, like the stove, oven and refrigerator. If you have enough time, consider scrubbing your burners and cleaning out refrigerator drawers.

3. Floors and Final Touches
​Finally, make sure to vacuum and mop your kitchen floors to complete your kitchen cleaning! Also, here are few more small areas in your kitchen you may want to clean too.

  • Wipe down bar stools, tables and chairs.
  • Dust light fixtures.
  • Wipe down cabinets, doors and switch plates.
  • Clean trash cans and recycling bins.

If you have any questions about the best way to clean your stone kitchen countertops, contact us at C and C Stoneworks! Or, if deep cleaning your kitchen has made you wish for an update, we can make your dreams come true! Give us a call today.

Can Small Kitchens Have Dark Countertops?

In the past, you may have heard design experts say that you should avoid dark colors in small spaces. But this isn’t the case anymore! The field of design is expanding, and more and more people are willing to challenge the “rules” to create more memorable and unique spaces. So, is it okay to use a dark countertop stone in a small kitchen?

In the past, you may have heard design experts say that you should avoid dark colors in small spaces. But this isn’t the case anymore! The field of design is expanding, and more and more people are willing to challenge the “rules” to create more memorable and unique spaces. So, is it okay to use a dark countertop stone in a small kitchen?
We think the advice, “avoid dark colors in small rooms” is a thing of the past. Dark colors can be beautiful, even in small spaces. If you love the stunning look of dark countertops, but have a small kitchen, you don’t have to settle! You can have the dark countertops you love and still create the illusion of a bigger kitchen. Here are a few tips for how to include dark countertops in your small kitchen.Pair with Light Cabinetry
In general, having both dark cabinets and countertops will make your kitchen look small. But, selecting lighter cabinetry instead can add breathtaking contrast while still helping your space to appear larger! Here’s another idea – to make your kitchen feel even more spacious, consider cabinetry with glass doors.

Choose Lighter Color Walls
Lighter color walls reflect light and gives the illusion of additional space. Although dark walls can work in a small space, we suggest avoiding them if you have already chosen a dark countertop material!

Think About the Details
Even the seemingly small details of your kitchen design can make the room feel much more spacious. For example, did you know the pattern on a floor can actually make your kitchen look larger? The same goes for your backsplash design. A linear backsplash running horizontally up the wall is a great choice for small spaces. Also, keeping clutter off of your countertops will make the space feel bigger too!

So, we’re all for dark countertops! Available in a wide variety of materials, including granite, marble and quartz, dark countertops are simply beautiful. Don’t be afraid to break the design “rules.” Let C and C Stoneworks help you create your perfect kitchen – even if it may be small! Our design experts can help you with everything from countertops, backsplashes, flooring and cabinetry. Give us a call today.



Is it Time to Replace Your Countertops?

No matter what countertop surface you currently have in your home, there may come a time when you need to replace them. Recognizing these three signs can help you determine if your countertops are ready for a replacement.

1. Erosion
Countertop erosion is common with low-end countertop materials. However, some high-end surfaces can also wear out if you’ve had them for a very long time, or if they haven’t been taken care of. If your countertops have eroded to the point of being able to see the materials beneath them, you are in need of a replacement. Although, we recommend you don’t let them get to this level.You can’t repair eroded materials, so replacement is the only option. Opt for an upgrade in material installed by a trusted professional. This will ensure that you have beautiful countertops for many years to come!

2. Cracks
Cracks are common in certain countertop materials, like wood. Cracks are caused by constant pressure, or sharp and abrasive objects coming into contact with the countertop. Not only do cracks make your countertops unappealing, they can also trap bacteria!It is possible to repair cracks. You should have a trained professional take a look at them to determine if this is a possibility. If your countertops are full of large cracks, your best option will be to replace them!

3. Outdated
Nothing can make a kitchen or bathroom look drab more than outdated countertops. Let’s be honest, your kitchen is the heart of your home. So, why not show it a little love. If your countertops are stuck in the past, it’s time to replace them! You can choose something timeless, like a neutral granite stone with beautiful veining. This will keep your countertops in style for as long as you keep them! Or maybe your style has changed, this is a great reason to replace your countertops too!

Not to mention, if you are planning on selling your home in the future, countertops are a HUGE selling point to potential buyers! Make sure you get the most value out of your home by replacing your countertops!

So, have you decided it’s time to replace your kitchen or bathroom countertops? Contact C and C Stoneworks in Greenville, NC! You can visit our stone yard full of all different materials and colors. Find the countertop that is perfect for you and your home! Then our experienced fabricator and installers will work to give you the countertops of your dreams.


Kitchen Remodeling on Budget

Is your kitchen in desperate need of an update? You know it’s time for a remodel, but perhaps the sticker shock of how much a remodel can cost has you a little hesitant. We see this a lot; folks have decided to tackle a remodel and are looking for an area they can cut costs. Often times this is with the countertops. After all, laminate is fine. Right?

Well, the problem is that for the money you may be saving by opting for low end countertops, you are actually just borrowing from yourself long term. Not only do laminate countertops not last like stone countertops, they are much more prone to scratching staining and cutting damage. In the long term, granite, quartz or marble will be much better for your budget because they last a long time and you won’t have to spend money again installing new countertops years later.

Not only are stone countertops stronger, more durable and more appealing, they are also a lot more forgiving of kitchen accidents than laminate. Not to mention, if you ever plan on selling your home, stone countertops are a huge selling point for potential buyers!

To save money on your kitchen remodel the RIGHT way we suggest –

Keeping The Same Layout
Moving the sink, electrical outlets and switches to other locations will certainty drive up your costs. Consider keeping your same kitchen layout. The C and C Stoneworks team will custom fabricate your countertops, so no need to worry about fitting them perfectly in your existing space!

Repaint, Don’t Replace Cabinets
Instead of gutting your kitchen cabinetry, just give it a facelift with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. If your cabinets are in good condition, a simple resurfacing will bring new life to your kitchen, without breaking the bank.

Consider Open Shelving
If part of your kitchen remodel needs to include adding more storage, consider open shelving! It creates interest in your space and saves money. Not to mention, it is very trendy and a great way to display your favorite dishes!

​Are you ready to tackle your kitchen remodel? Contact C and C Stoneworks today! We’ll help you pick out the perfect countertop for your space that will look beautiful, increase your home’s value and stand the test of time!