Charleston Granite & Marble Countertops
Encore Stone Studio Charleston is the leader in providing the most desirable and affordable granite and quartz kitchen countertop and marble countertops in all of the Lowcountry. A wonderful gallery of slabs for homeowners, fabricators, designers, remodelers, builders, and anyone else involved in a project to view and design their dream space.
The 25,000 square foot studio is conveniently located in North Charleston, South Carolina, on the corner of Crossy County and Dorchester Road. The warehouse is equipped with the most recent state-of-the-art LED lighting, and features over 3,500 slabs of the best selection of granite, marble, quartzite, quartz, and soapstone. We feature the Encore Stone Studio Quartz brand.
The Charleston team consists of Clark Hunter, Brittney Marshall, and Mark Jones. Combined they have over 10+ years of industry experience to help customers select just the right surfaces for their projects. Whether you are building or remodeling, our team will assist you to create or transform your kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor kitchen/bar projects. We encourage you to bring samples of other aspects of your project, such as cabinet doors and paint colors so that we can help and advise you on the best selection from our large inventory of slab options.
The showroom and warehouse are located at 7035 Cross County Road. Throughout the year, we also attend home shows where you can visit with us and view our products. We are also regularly featured in Charleston Home and Design magazine, showcasing indoor and outdoor kitchens, bathrooms, and other projects featuring surface materials selected at Encore Stone Studio in Charleston.
Whether you’re looking to remodel your existing home, want Charleston granite countertops, quartz countertops, marble flooring, or have a new construction endeavor, Encore Stone Studio Charleston can guide you in selecting the right stone to meet your design needs. In Charleston, granite countertops and other high-quality stones are beautiful ways to make your home stand out.
GRANITE, QUARTZ and QUARTZITE
One of the most popular materials used for design and building, granite is a durable, 100% natural stone. It is taken from the ground in many countries, then cut and shaped to specifications. Granite is incredibly resistant to damage from scratching or even heat. However, you may need to get your countertops resealed every so often to allow for longevity.
Two more popular materials for countertops and interior design are quartz and quartzite. While granite is an attractive and durable material, quartz has more room for customization in appearance. Some homeowners love the look of granite, but others may need to match a specific color scheme. Quartz is also less natural of a material and requires engineering. As far as maintenance, quartz can still be dented and chipped with a knife. However, quartz countertops do not need to be resealed due to a fully solid surface.
While consumers and even some retailers present them as the same, quartz and quartzite are different materials. Quartzite is naturally occurring, and quartz countertops are actually engineered from quartzite. So if you’re looking for something more natural than quartz but not quite the same as granite, quartzite may be for you. Quartzite does require more maintenance, including regular re-sealing. Regardless, these three materials are very durable and have benefits of their own. It all comes down to what the homeowner is looking for in regards to appearance, maintenance, and natural qualities.