Expert Installation of Surface Materials for Michigan Kitchen Islands

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When considering an upgrade for your kitchen island, choosing the right surface material is crucial to both the aesthetics and functionality of your space. At New Finish, we specialize in transforming kitchen islands with high-quality finishes that not only enhance beauty but also ensure durability and ease of maintenance. Our team is adept at working with a range of materials, including modern laminates that mimic the look of natural stone, as well as traditional choices like granite and quartz. 

Our approach to refinishing your kitchen island is tailored to create a focal point that complements the existing decor of your kitchen while offering a fresh and modern feel. We take pride in our ability to deliver personalized finishes that cater to the specific tastes and functional needs of each client. This customization extends to the finishing touches, where options like glossy, matte, or satin finishes can dramatically alter the ambiance of your kitchen.


Quartz Options for Kitchen Islands

Quartz remains one of the most popular choices for kitchen island surfaces due to its vast array of colors and patterns. At New Finish, we offer a variety of quartz options that can mimic the appearance of natural stone with added benefits. Unlike natural stone, quartz is engineered to be non-porous, making it highly resistant to staining and bacterial growth. This material is ideal for kitchens as it requires minimal maintenance and does not need periodic sealing. Our quartz surfaces come in finishes ranging from glossy to matte, allowing our clients to customize the look to match their home décor seamlessly.

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Butcher Block for Warmth and Functionality

Butcher block adds a warm, inviting touch to any kitchen island, making it a favorite for both traditional and modern designs. At New Finish, our butcher block surfaces are crafted from carefully selected hardwoods that offer both beauty and durability. This natural material is perfect for those who enjoy cooking and baking, providing a sturdy, knife-friendly surface. To maintain its appearance and functionality, we recommend periodic oiling and sanding to prevent drying and cracking. Our team provides expert advice on care and maintenance to ensure that your butcher block remains a focal point in your kitchen for years to come.

Enhancing Stain and Heat Resistance

Maintaining the pristine condition of your kitchen island surface is crucial, especially when it comes to resistance against stains and heat. At New Finish, we specialize in applying advanced coatings and sealants that enhance the natural stain and heat resistance of various materials. These protective treatments are particularly beneficial for natural stone surfaces like marble and granite, which are susceptible to staining and heat damage. By treating these surfaces with our proprietary sealants, we can significantly extend their life and maintain their aesthetic appeal, ensuring that they stand up to the rigors of daily kitchen use without compromising on style.

Enhancing Material Characteristics

Refinishing kitchen surfaces, particularly those of kitchen islands, is both an art and a science, demanding not only an understanding of the materials involved but also the specific enhancements required to improve their durability and aesthetic appeal. At New Finish, we utilize a range of advanced refinishing techniques tailored to each material’s unique properties, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.


Sealing Natural Stones


Natural stones such as granite, marble, and soapstone are cherished for their inherent beauty and resilience. However, to maintain their pristine condition, sealing is essential. Sealing these stones helps protect against stains and water damage, which is crucial for high-traffic kitchen areas. Our team applies premium sealants that penetrate deep into the stone, forming a protective barrier without altering the natural texture or color. This process not only extends the lifespan of the material but also makes routine cleaning more manageable.


Polishing for Brilliance and Smoothness


Polishing is another vital technique in our refinishing arsenal, especially for materials like marble and granite that benefit significantly from a lustrous finish. Polishing not only enhances the stone’s natural veining and coloration but also adds a layer of protection. Our skilled technicians use diamond-infused pads for polishing, which gradually refine the surface to achieve a mirror-like finish. This not only enhances the stone’s natural beauty but also helps conceal small scratches and imperfections.


Repair and Color Matching


For engineered materials like quartz, which are known for their uniformity and durability, our refinishing process often includes repair and color matching, particularly when the surface has been chipped or scratched. We use custom-tinted fillers to repair any damages, ensuring that these repairs are virtually invisible once cured. This meticulous attention to detail preserves the seamless appearance of the material, making it look as good as new.


Custom Coatings for Engineered Surfaces


Advancements in finishing technologies allow us to apply custom coatings to surfaces like laminates or engineered quartz. These coatings can enhance the scratch resistance of the surface or alter its sheen, from matte to high gloss, depending on the homeowner’s preference. Such coatings are not only functional, providing additional protection against wear and tear, but also aesthetic, enabling further customization of the kitchen space.


Eco-Friendly Refinishing Options


Sustainability is a core principle at New Finish, and this extends to our refinishing techniques. For eco-conscious homeowners, we offer refinishing options that use water-based, low-VOC sealants and coatings. These products minimize environmental impact while ensuring the safety and health of the household. They are particularly popular for refinishing reclaimed wood surfaces, enhancing their durability without compromising the material’s rustic charm.

Personalization and Customization

At New Finish, we understand that a kitchen is not just a place for cooking; it’s a central hub for family gatherings, entertaining, and personal expression. That’s why we emphasize personalization and customization in every kitchen island upgrade, ensuring that the final product perfectly aligns with the homeowner’s style and functional needs.


Tailored Design Options


Choosing the right surface material is just the beginning. We offer an extensive range of customization options that allow clients to truly make their kitchen island their own. This includes selecting from a variety of edge profiles, such as beveled, rounded, or ogee, which can dramatically alter the island’s overall appearance and feel. Additionally, we provide a vast array of finish options, from polished to honed or brushed, each offering a different texture and aesthetic to the stone surfaces.


Color and Pattern Customization


For materials like engineered quartz and laminates, the possibilities for color and pattern are nearly limitless. We collaborate with our clients to select colors that complement their existing décor, whether they are looking for something bold and vibrant or more understated and classic. Furthermore, with advancements in digital imaging technology, we can create custom patterns that are unique to each client’s personal taste and design vision.


Functional Customizations


Beyond aesthetics, the functionality of a kitchen island is paramount. We tailor each island not only to look great but also to meet the specific cooking and socializing needs of each household. This includes integrating features such as built-in cutting boards, wine racks, or hidden charging stations for electronic devices. Each feature is designed to enhance the usability of the kitchen island while keeping its style cohesive with the rest of the home.


Sustainable and Eco-friendly Choices


For clients who prioritize environmental sustainability, we offer eco-friendly options that do not compromise on style or durability. This includes using recycled materials such as glass or reclaimed wood, which provide unique finishes while also reducing the environmental footprint of the renovation. Additionally, we use eco-friendly sealants and finishes that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ensuring better indoor air quality and safety for the household.


The New Finish Commitment


At New Finish, our commitment to personalization extends beyond the surface. Every step of the refurbishment process is carried out with meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of our clients’ desires. From the initial consultation to the final installation, our team ensures that every element of the kitchen island is perfectly crafted to enhance both the beauty and functionality of the kitchen.

Complimentary Island Finishing Services

At New Finish, we go beyond individual components to offer a holistic approach to kitchen upgrades. Our island finishing services come complimentary with cabinets or countertops refinishing, creating a seamless synergy that elevates your entire kitchen ensemble. When you choose to refinish cabinets or countertops with us, we extend our expertise to ensure that your kitchen island receives the same level of meticulous attention and transformative touch.

Unified Aesthetic Appeal

Our complimentary island finishing services are designed to create a unified aesthetic appeal throughout your kitchen. Whether you’re revamping the entire space or focusing on specific elements, such as cabinets or countertops, our expert team ensures that the refinishing process harmonizes with the design and style of your island. The result is a kitchen that exudes a cohesive and refined look, where every component complements the others to achieve a seamless and elegant aesthetic.

How To Get Started With Our Kitchen Refinishing Services In 3 Easy Steps

We are thoroughly invested in helping you to realize your vision with our highly skilled bathtub refinishing team. Our goal is to help you have a home you can't get enough of. Here's how we make that happen.

1. Get In Touch

 Call us at +1 (989) 525-6479 or email us at We’re here to answer your questions, provide detailed information about our services, and offer expert advice tailored to your Kitchen refinishing needs.

2. We Get To Work

We’ll plan out how to revitalize your new Kitchen to look how you need it to look. Once we have a plan and completely understand your vision, we’ll start working our magic.

3. Love Your New Space

We’ll go with you on a post-job walk-through with you to make sure you love your new space. Tell us your thoughts so we can make sure we’ve exceeded your expectations.