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Seams and Layouts

  • Obvious and wide seams can detract from an otherwise beautiful countertop
  • Can seams be invisible?  We’ll let you take a look for yourself

Mont Blue Granite

The pattern in this stone makes it particularly challenging to make the seam inconspicous.  We use a slab layout software to create a virtual layout of every countertop before it’s cut, which helps get the best possible grain and pattern match.
Can you find the seam?  Drag the slider after you think you’ve found and see if you’re right.
GRAN Lennon Seam 1bGRAN Lennon Seam 1a
GRAN Lennon Seam 1bGRAN Lennon Seam 1a

Denali Quartzite

Denali is a fairly expenseive natural quartzite, with beautiful veining.  Getting the layout that complements the slab and the kitchen is extremely important, as is minimizing the number of seams. 
Can you find the seams?  Drag the slider after you think you’ve found them.
QZTE Sea Pearl Seam 1bQZTE Sea Pearl Seam 1a
QZTE Sea Pearl Seam 1bQZTE Sea Pearl Seam 1a

Calacatta Izaro Quartz

Quartz with the look of classic marble is one of the most popular material choices.  However, hiding a seam on a white countertop is quite difficult.  Our seams our fabricated in a way that allows them to be glued with an extremely tight tolerance.  The combination of the tight seam and our using a virtual layout on every slab before it’s cut, makes the seams nearly invisible.  
Can you find the seam on this quartz countertop?  Drag the slider once you think you have it.
MSIQ Calacatta Izaro Seam 1bMSIQ Calacatta Izaro Seam 1a
MSIQ Calacatta Izaro Seam 1bMSIQ Calacatta Izaro Seam 1a

Calacatta Valentin Quartz

Another beautiful white quartz with a marbled appearance.   Again, the combination of a razor-tight seam with a virtual layout gives the result of a nearly invisible seam.  
Are you getting better at find the seam?  Drag the slider and check!
DALQ Valor White Seam 1bDALQ Valor White Seam 1a
DALQ Valor White Seam 1bDALQ Valor White Seam 1a

Silver Cloud Granite

Let’s take a look at another granite.  Silver Cloud is a beautiful white and gray granite.  The veining and natural patterns make it difficult to have a seam that isn’t an eyesore, as either mismatching the pattern or having a wide seam will detract from its beauty.
Can you spot this one?  Let’s check by dragging the slider.
GRAN Seam Silver Cloud 1bGRAN Seam Silver Cloud 1a
GRAN Seam Silver Cloud 1bGRAN Seam Silver Cloud 1a

Testimonials and Reviews

A lot of companies make bold claims about their quality and service. We prefer that to let our customers speak instead.
Mike Hamm
Mike Hamm
January 20, 2024
Very professional and precise on everything. Family business. Was a real pleasure to be around and very knowledgeable on what they do.
Paul Dombrowski
Paul Dombrowski
January 17, 2024
AKA was awesome to work with on our kitchen countertop upgrade project. They were amazingly attentive to our needs and showed us different options available. From the beginning we toured the shop, picked out the slab we wanted. Responded to any calls and emails, the measuring process with the laser equipment and then the little details and changes were easily done. We are so glad that we had AKA do this for us and not an impersonal big box store! They paid close attention to detail and the installation was great! Thanks again Andy and crew !
Steve Nowak
Steve Nowak
December 9, 2023
AKA is a fantastic company! The employees that came out to measure the counter top were right on time and were so precise and kind. The installers came out asap and did a great job! Thank you again!
Amanda Gerwitz
Amanda Gerwitz
December 7, 2023
This company is professional and does outstanding work. Years after install we had a minor issue and they rectified it immediately. Thank you!!! Will use again.
Tim Minutes
Tim Minutes
November 18, 2023
This team is amazing and their work is amazing!! They made all this happen for us with now notice and did such an awesome job. We are so excited about our new sales Desk at All Around Performance!!
Jay Shapiro
Jay Shapiro
November 14, 2023
Impressive and very professional operation. Owner (Andy) was knowledgeable and very helpful. Huge selection of stone to choose from!We picked out new countertops for our kitchen and bathroom and can't wait to see them installed in our home. Install complete and we couldn't be happier. Excellent craftsmanship, flawless install and very professional service!
Andrea Wereski
Andrea Wereski
November 1, 2023
AKA was a wonderful business to work with! Great quality and nice staff. Suzanne is awesome!
Tammy Drum
Tammy Drum
October 22, 2023
Andy was really great to work with. We love our granite counter tops! It looks like a brand new kitchen!
Lori Bifarella
Lori Bifarella
October 18, 2023
Andy and his team are hands on through the entire process from education on the materials, to style suggestions all the way through to installation. AKA prices are very reasonable and high quality. The fact that they literally wear their name on their sleeve is testament that they will “make it right” if there ever was a problem to keep their prestigious reputation. We are in love with the look of our new countertop and sink. If you are on the fence on your contractor for your upcoming project- stop scrolling and just call ALL KITCHENS AMAZING 🤩 (Would love to add photos but- I want my backsplash completed first. 😜)
Nancy Makowski
Nancy Makowski
October 9, 2023
Made and installed new countertops in our kitchen job well done would recommend them to anyone

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