Fall is here, and for many, entertaining is beginning to make a comeback. Amid a pandemic, homeowners and businesses alike are rethinking both design and function for the purpose of bettering aesthetics as well as customer and family needs. Remodeling is trending more than ever.
David McDougall, owner and operator of Countertop World, realizes the ever-changing world of home building must require certain components for true success. That’s why his stone fabrication and installation company in Central Arkansas, a 5,000-square-foot-showroom off Interstate 30 in Bryant, is the fastest-growing countertop company in Arkansas. The company stocks the largest selection of stone slabs around, for a fabricator, with 500 plus slabs on hand in every type of material a customer could hope for. If they don’t have just what you are looking for on-site, they will help you find it. The team consults with customers to figure out what to keep in stock, keeping different lifestyles that require different maintenance levels in mind as well as current trends, such as whites and grays and darker tones with more prominent veins.
“We prioritize the service of our customers when we first meet a client and show everything we have to offer for timely and professional installation, as well as service after the sale,” McDougall says. “That, paired with the highest quality of stone and machinery available, fills our other top priority — quality.”
Locally owned with a combined experience of 60-plus years in the front office alone, Countertop World offers its high quality as a result of experience and some of the best technology around. The company continues to invest in the latest and greatest, from digital templating, where customers can get the most accurate measurements of a new countertop, to a full line of CNC manufacturing equipment for perfect precision combined with speed that provides that smooth and seamless edging. The process takes a countertop from a mere cooking surface to a complete design staple. Adding to the highest quality possible, eco-conscious methods are put into place to reduce the environmental footprint and costs. Because Countertop World uses the HydroClear System from Park Industries water recycling system, the company uses 70 percent less water than local competitors. In other words, you won’t find any of their methods at most local shops or your chain home improvement store.
Of course, when building a home, precision is key. Homeowners and commercial businesses often bring specific ideas to the table when searching for the perfect new piece, whether it’s remodeling a salon sink area, designing a new pool area or building a new kitchen island. The LT-2D3D Laser Templator captures dimensions without error so that everything fits in the home or business “like a glove,” and the high-tech machines make the entire process easier and faster than traditional methods.
Slabsmith technology, provided at Countertop World, allows photos of the slabs you choose to be overlaid with the digital templates made. This allows customers to rest easy knowing the very best vein match possible has been produced.
Combined, these state-of-the-art pieces of equipment keep the process flowing as smoothly and quickly as possible.
“High-end products like ours can’t be rushed, and production takes time no matter what,” McDougall says. “What keeps our jobs turning around quickly is the tight communication we have with each client from beginning to end.”
Countertop World offers more than just countertops. Beyond countertops, imagine beautiful free-standing bathtubs, stunning sinks in numerous materials, breathtaking backsplashes and the most striking options for grout-free porcelain slab showers. They can even help you source options for faucets and cabinet hardware.
“Every job is unique, and every job gets the same attention and excitement,” McDougall says.
All projects are cut on the Park Industries Saberjet CNC Sawjet for the most updated fabrication completely finished dust-free, allowing employees to complete projects without sacrificing their health and safety.
Once the slabs are cut, the edging brings on the beauty. Pretty and polished, all stone — from quartz (the most popular for countertops) to granite, marble and quartzite (known for its water-color designs) and porcelain (which does not ever stain, etch or crack and is also the most hygienic surface because germs can simply be wiped away with a disinfectant) — are finished with all of the top-rated machines on the market.
Advancements in quartz and porcelain technology allow designs to be mimicked much more easily, too. From modern concrete looks to veined marble classics, customers get the exact design they’re looking for without a doubt. With such a huge selection, high quality and a quick turnaround, Countertop World can make your dreams come true, and that’s what makes this company a cut above the rest.
“Seeing customers love our work is what keeps us going,” McDougall says.
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