Why Chooose Masters Countertops?
Service & Quality
Like our parent company, Masters Kitchen & Bath, Masters Countertops is a family owned business with a rich tradition of European craftsmanship.
We provide complete Countertop fabrication & installation. Each project is fabricated in our state of the art facility using the finest equipment designed exclusively for Masters.
We offer free consultation and selections from the premier providers of Quartz in the industry. If you prefer Granite, Quartzite or Marble, you've come to the right place. We are equipped to handle all stone products.
Our beautifully appointed showrooms offer an opportunity to see all of the elements for your project under one roof.
Who is Masters Countertops?
Masters Countertops is the most recent addition to the Masters Kitchen & Bath family.
Our Countertops division occupies two state of the art manufacturing facilities, and two beautifully appointed showrooms in Wheeling, IL and Park Ridge, IL.
We care about our employees and our neighbors. Both facilities are clean, modern, and environmentally friendly.
Each shop is equipped with the most sophisticated fabrication equipment designed and manufactured exclusively for Masters Countertops. We pride ourselves on quality work, community, and providing exceptional customer service for our clients.
Two major factors determine the price of cabinets. The first factor is quality. The second is, number of choices and the option to customize.
Quality, is always important and well worth the cost. For many projects, standard sizes work just fine.
The Mantra line of hardwood cabinets from Master Brands features premium construction and finishes, with a limited selection of the most popular styles and finishes.
Cabinets & Countertops Packages
If you need both cabinets and countertops, why not get the best value on both.
Put together one of our packages and save even more!
a) We request that our potential clients provide us with a general overview of the project.
b) Make a simple hand drawn sketch of each piece of countertop with measurements (close is good enough).
c) Mark each edge that will be finished (not against a wall or an appliance) with a letter “E”.
d) Go to our website and select an actual slab of stone to be quoted, and an edge profile. You will be free to pick any stone you want after visiting the showroom; this selection will allow us to prepare a complete preliminary quote.
e) Submit this information along with personal information including: name, address, phone number, and email.
f) Final pricing will be done after a field measurement and template of your project, and selection of the actual stone slab (or slabs) to be used.
Free quotes will be processed within 24 hours. We will email the estimate to the email address provided.
Masters Countertops accepts credit cards, personal check, certified check, or cash. After the order is placed, the total is broken up into two payments: 50% prior to template and any remaining balances prior to the start of the installation.
Yes! Master’s has a showroom in Park Ridge, IL (1014 Busse Hwy) and a showroom attached to our stone fabrication facility in Wheeling, IL (363 Alice Street).
No appointment is necessary, but it’s always a good idea to call ahead. That way we can be sure that a designer is available to assist you.
Masters Countertops warrants the labor associated with fabrication and installation of natural stone and engineered stone countertops, in residential projects, for a period of one year. Engineered stone products may carry a separate Manufacturer’s Warranty. Please consult that warranty for claims related to the countertop material.
a) Granite is an Igneous rock composed of various minerals which gives it the color variations, veining, and markings that people prize. Granite has a high Quartz content which makes it very hard, but the composite nature of the material makes it somewhat porous and brittle.
b) Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of re-crystallized carbonate minerals. This material is softer and more porous than granite, and prized by sculptors for its beauty.
a) Quartz is a natural crystal and one of the hardest minerals on earth. Unlike other mined natural stone slabs, quartz slabs are produced in a factory. Quartz countertops are considered an “engineered stone” meaning that the natural Quartz crystal (93%-97%) is mixed with coloring and bonding agents to form an extremely durable and maintenance free slab.
b) Quartz is less likely to crack or chip compared to Granite or Marble because of its uniform nature.
c) Quartz is a non-porous material so it will not harbor bacteria in tiny cracks like other countertop materials. It is resistant to stains so oil, juice, wine, tomato, coffee and more have no effect on the color.
a) Quartz is very different from natural Quartzite. Quartz is an engineered material, primarily made of 93%-97% Quartz agglomerate mixed with resins and binders making it a strong and durable product.
b) Quartz designs and patterns are constantly evolving and becoming more & more realistic, with advanced manufacturing technology. Quartz is designed to give the look of marble and other desired patterns, with very low maintenance.
c) Natural Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that starts as quartz-based sandstone. Quartzite has natural marble like unique patterns and colorations while being very dense and strong. As Quartzite is not as abundant as other popular natural stone, and usually starts at a higher price point.
a) Sealing is definitely recommended because Granite and Marble are porous materials, which means that liquids that come into contact with the surface tend to leech into the body of the stone. This can cause discoloration and staining.
b) Sealing Granite or Marble can help make sure that spills remain on the surface until they’re cleaned off. This is the best way to retain Granite or Marble’s original appearance. Talk to an expert about which sealer to use and how often you should reseal. As always, read the labels of the products you plan to use, take necessary safety precautions, and follow instructions carefully.
Natural stone countertops, like granite and marble, are beautiful and durable, but some maintenance is recommended.
Care and Precautions
- Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the surface of many stones. Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface. Use trivets or mats under hot dishes and placemats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that can scratch the surface.
Cleaning Procedures and Recommendations
- Dust mop interior floors frequently using a clean non-treated dry dust mop. Sand, dirt and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces due to their abrasiveness. Mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the sand, dirt and grit that will scratch the stone floor. Be sure that the underside of the mat or rug is a non-slip surface. Normally, it will take a person about eight steps on a floor surface to remove sand or dirt from the bottom of their shoes. Do not use vacuum cleaners that are worn. The metal or plastic attachments or the wheels may scratch the surface.
- Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available at hardware stores) or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Use a clean rag mop on floors and a soft cloth for other surfaces for best results. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Change the rinse water frequently. Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.
Bath and Other Wet Areas
- In the bath or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water (about 1/2 cup ammonia to a gallon of water). Frequent or over-use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the surface of the stone.
Dos and Don’ts
- DO Dust mop floors frequently
- DO Clean surfaces with mild detergent or stone soap
- DO Thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing
- DO Blot up spills immediately
- DO Protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area rugs and countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets or placemats
- DON’T Use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces
- DON’T Use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners
- DON’T Use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers
- DON’T Mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas
- DON’T Ever mix chemicals together unless directions specifically instruct you to do so