What is Semi-Precious?
Semi-Precious slabs are handmade pieces of art. Natural gemstones are hand selected and arranged to create a visually dynamic, aesthetically pleasing design. They are then combined with an epoxy or resin to create large slabs. Every slab is handmade to perfection. From these slabs, we then custom cut your countertops to your exact measurements.
Due to the mixing of gemstones and resin, a sealer is not required, as the surface is non-porous.
These countertops are slightly translucent, which makes LED backlighting a stellar design choice. LED backlighting creates a beautiful ambiance in the room while enhancing the look of the gemstone surface. This material can be used as a countertop or as a backsplash option.
When purchasing your Semi-Precious countertops, it’s a good idea to buy a full slab if possible. Buying from a full slab can help to decrease the number of seams needed to cover your countertop project. A seam is when the transition between two pieces of material, usually sealed together with epoxy to make sure food or bacteria can’t get in there. At International Granite & Stone, we use Color Magic Epoxy to ensure minimal seams.
Semi-Precious countertops require professional installation, due to the weight of the stones. Our installers are professionally trained to install your countertops to perfection, we do not recommend Do It Yourself (DIY) Installation.
At International Granite & Stone, we offer a FREE In-Home Design Consultation with one of our Design Specialists to offer advice and design options to help you match your existing cabinetry to your countertops. Our specialist will briefly ask you over the phone about your color preferences, in order to have the appropriate samples ready for you to view in your home. Pictures may not always exhibit all aspects of a color, which is why it’s important to view selected colors in your own lighting, to ensure you will always love the color you choose for your home before purchasing it. Call (813) 559-0897 today to set up an appointment!