Planning on replacing and refining your kitchen with new granite, quartz, or concrete countertops? Let JC Construction and Remodeling help you find the best solution for your kitchen.

Obviously, new countertops is a great investment for your home, not only for the aesthetics, but also for resale value. First things first. it’s highly recommended to have a pros design and plan your project. Here at JC Construction and Remodeling, we can definitely help you.

A natural stone countertop is an ideal option for your kitchen renovation whether you choose granite, marble, quartz, soapstone, or travertine. There are two main types of stone available, slab and prefab (prefabricated) stone. I’s important to understand the type of stone before you start shopping for your next kitchen countertop. So, what exactly is the difference?

Both slab and prefab stones are made of natural stone. Prefab means it is manufactured in sections to enable quick and easy assembly on site. A prefabricated stone has been cut to standard measurement before it goes to the distributor/store. It is made in a limited and standard range of options as it is precut to few standard sizes, made only to popular varieties of stone, color, and few types of edging.


Kitchen Countertop Installation - prefab stonePrefab stones are made to custom fit general kitchen dimensions. So if you need a standard size countertop, prefab stone us a great choice. Prefab stone is thinner than slab, which is why it is often less expensive. It’s mainly mass manufactured… which is why it’s important to have us help you select your counters as quality can suffer it you don’t know exactly what to look for.


Conversely, slab stone is a custom cut from a single slab of natural stone. You can visit stone suppliers to choose the slab of stone you want for your kitchen countertop and it will be cut to fit to your kitchen measurements. The slab is essentially a customized countertop option. After choosing the slab, it will be cut to your specifications, the finish is applied, along with the edging… giving you more options.

Slabs are also thicker than prefab stone as it typically measures .5-.75 inches while slab stones are 1.25 inches minimum. Slab stones are thicker and larger, offering more options with size, veins, colors and edging. Typically, while shopping for slab, you’ll find they are roughly 50-60 square feet with unsmooth, uncut, and unfinished surfaces. This offers maximum customizations, with endless options for your kitchen countertop requirements.


With costs to think about, prefab counters are obviously less expensive. and while prefab offers fewer customizable features, thinner cuts and are mass-produced, they will ship from different locations, thusly making them more accessible while keeping those costs to a minimum.

However, if price isn’t an issue and you want all options for customization, the slab is your best bets, as it can be cut and installed to suit your specifications, especially if there are larger and irregular dimensions. Whichever type of stone you choose, make certain that you take proper care to maintain their appearance and quality.

Next Steps:

Having JC Construction and Remodeling Prepare an Estimate for Your New Kitchen Countertop

Whether you’re looking for a countertop, or an entire new bathroom in your home, you can honestly trust JC Construction and Remodeling to handle your projects. Fill out our RFQ form or simply call us today… you’ll be glad you did.

We serve most  of Northern California… mainly area surrounding areas near the Sacramento region