Custom Counters Complement Decorative Backsplashes

Custom Counters by Grothouse Complement Decorative Backsplashes
Custom Counters Complement Decorative Backsplashes

Some of the industry’s best have designed Grothouse custom counters to complement decorative backsplashes to create unique and outstanding designs. Whether it be a solid wood surface or an Anvil™ metal countertop, it can be designed to complement even the most drastic backsplash.

Designs featuring Custom Counters and Decorative Backsplashes

White Oak Bar Top with Anvil™ Argentum Metal Finish Complements Gold-striped Marble Backsplash
White Oak Bar Top with Anvil™ Argentum Metal Finish Complements Gold-striped Marble

Matthew Quinn designed House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year 2016, which included this wet bar. Quinn covered the wall in gold-striped Calacatta marble tiles by AKDO arranged in a sunburst pattern around the window. A White Oak Rift Sawn Blank with Anvil™ Argentum Metal Finish bar top was designed to bring out the gray tones in the marble. Also designed for this space were custom floating shelves to match the bar top.

Peruvian Walnut Countertop and Shelves Complement a Wall Covered in mica shavings
Peruvian Walnut Countertop and Shelves Complement a Wall Covered in mica shavings. Photography: Nikki Ritcher for House Beautiful.

A Peruvian Walnut countertop and matching shelves stand out against Phillip Jeffrie’s Quartz wall covering made of mica shavings. This kitchen was designed by Steven Miller for the 2014 House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase in California. This kitchen also featured an extraordinary backsplash composed of Black and Silver Iridized Chrysalis tiles by Ann Sacks.

Walnut Butcher Block Complements Handpainted Tiles inspired by the Mediterranean Sea
Walnut Butcher Block Complements Handpainted Tiles

This rustically elegant kitchen boasts a myriad of textures and materials. Designed by Peter Cardamone and Lynne Kaltman of Blue Bell Kitchens, a custom Walnut butcher block and leathered quartzite countertops complement the Mediterranean Sea inspired handpainted by Tabarka Backsplash.

See how other designers use custom counters to complement decorative backsplashes by visiting the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. For even further inspiration, follow our profile on Houzz.

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Ferrum Iron Countertops

The Anvil™ Ferrum metal finish creates a appearance to iron countertops and zinc countertops when applied to Grothouse wood surfaces or composite substrates. Over time, the Anvil™ Ferrum finish will tarnish like a real metal surface, giving it a unique appearance.

Anvil™ Ferrum Iron Countertops
Anvil™ Ferrum Iron Countertops

Designing Ferrum Iron Countertops

Ferrum countertops provide both a classic and a modern look that combines the cool tone of metal with the warmth and charm of a wood surface.  They are typically popular in traditional style spaces, but can be custom designed to fit any space in your home.

Anvil Ferrum Iron Countertops by Grothouse
Ferrum Countertops combine the cool tone of metal and the warmth of wood.

Ferrum countertops can be crafted to any shape or size. They can even be crafted into Pastore™ waterfall countertops or tables. Any custom feature can be added to the countertop to add function and appeal, like an integrated bowl. Integrated bowls provide the ability to decoratively hold fruit, eggs, or other items.

The edge profile chosen will shape the style of the countertop. Ferrum countertops can include any of our 40+ edge profiles available. Custom edges can also be crafted to make your countertop one-of-a-kind.

Ferrum Iron Countertops for Kitchens by Grothouse
Ferrum Countertops can include any edge profile.

Unlike real metal countertops, Ferrum countertops can be used in outdoor applications when the finish is applied to an exterior rated substrate.

If you are seeking a cleaner look, choose a wood countertop with Ferrum metal finish and a topcoat of our Durata® Waterproof and Permanent Finish. Ferrum countertops with a topcoat of Durata® may not be used outdoors.

Click here to learn more about Anvil™ Metal Countertops by Grothouse. To see designs with Ferrum Iron Countertops visit our Countertop Image Library.

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The Camelot Edge Profile

The Camelot Edge Profile exclusively available on Grothouse Wood Surfaces
The Camelot Edge Profile

The Camelot Edge Profile is exclusively available on Grothouse custom solid wood surfaces. The name “Camelot” is most commonly known as a castle and court associated with King Arthur. This edge profile features strong details and elegant curves, much like the architecture of the Camelot castle. And thus, the edge profile was named the Camelot.

Designing Wood Countertops with the Camelot Edge Profile

A countertop must be at least 3 3/4 inches thick to feature the Camelot edge. A large overhang is required because of edge projection. This edge also features a large inside radius.

Camelot Wood Countertop Edge Profile
Camelot Wood Countertop Edge Profile

The edge can be applied to wood countertops crafted in edge grain and end grain construction style. Flat grain construction with applied edges can be done, but is not recommended as it would be unusual at that thickness. This edge cannot be added to a composite substrate.

A wood countertop with the Camelot edge can be crafted in any of our 60+ wood species. It can also be coated in any of our Anvil™ metal finishes. Any of our custom features and options can also be applied to a countertop with a Camelot edge.

Camelot Edge Profile on Hard Maple Wood Countertop by Grothouse
Camelot Edge on Hard Maple crafted in Edge Grain Construction and coated in Anvil Axel Finish

The Camelot edge profile photograph featured in this blog is a sample crafted out of Hard Maple wood in edge grain construction style. The wood is coated in the Anvil™ Axel metal finish. The sample is a 3 3/4 inches thick.

This sample is a part of our Anvil™ Metal Sample Kit for Grothouse Dealers. If you are interested in becoming an Anvil™ Grothouse Dealer and purchasing the kit, contact us at glumber@glumber.com.

Top of the Camelot Edge Profile
Top of the Camelot Edge Profile

You can view more edge profiles available for Grothouse wood surfaces by visiting this page on our website. Visit the Countertop Image Library to see designs featuring wood surfaces with the Camelot edge profile.

Exodus Oil Rubbed Bronze Countertops

Anvil™ Exodus Oil Rubbed Bronze Countertops
Anvil™ Exodus Oil Rubbed Bronze Countertop

The Anvil™ Exodus finish imitates the look of areal Oil Rubbed Bronze countertops when applied to a wood surface or a composite substrate. Anvil™ Exodus metal countertops offer a distinct appearance and can be designed to fit any style space.

Designs with Exodus Oil Rubbed Bronze Countertops

Because the Anvil™ Exodus metal finish is being applied to wood surfaces or composite substrates, Exodus countertops can be designed and crafted for curved  and complex applications, unlike real metal countertops. Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry designed an Exodus Oil Rubbed Bronze countertop for their display at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016.

Anvil™ Exodus Countertop designed by Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry
Anvil™ Exodus Countertop designed by Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry

The countertop was crafted for the kitchen island pictured above. It includes  an undermount Franke PKX11021 sink and Franke FF3100 faucet.

Exodus Countertop with Franke Undermount Sink and Faucet
Exodus Countertop with Franke Undermount Sink and Faucet

The design included laser engraving of the Grothouse logo in the corner of the countertop.

Exodus Countertop with Laser Engraving
Exodus Countertop with Laser Engraving

When the Exodus metal finish is applied to a composite substrate, the countertop can be used in exterior spaces like an outdoor kitchen or seating area.

Exodus countertops match an array of decorative cabinet hardware and lighting, making it easy to unify the look of any kitchen or bath design.

Most designers use Exodus countertops in spaces they want to add old world character. They are perfect for rustic and down-to-earth spaces.

Learn more about metal countertops by visiting this page on our website. Check out the Countertop Image Library to see more designs including Exodus Oil Rubbed Bronze Countertops.

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Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops

Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops
Anvil™ Argentum Countertops

The Anvil™ Argentum finish imitates the look of real nickel silver countertops. Argentum countertops are identical to nickel silver countertops in look, while embracing the benefits of wood countertops. Argentum countertops are warm to the touch. They are not limited to size or shape, and can be used for complex designs and curved applications unlike real metal countertops.

The Argentum finish can be applied to any wood specie or a composite substrate. When applied to a composite substrate, the countertop can be used in outdoor applications. Countertops with the Argentum finish may include a Durata® overcoat.

Designs with Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops

Argentum Nickel Silver countertops were recently featured in the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016 designed by Matthew Quinn. Grothouse crafted a Rift Cut White Oak wood bar top with Argentum metal finish. The Argentum finish was applied to show the texture and grain of the wood. The bar top includes an overcoat of our exclusive Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish.

Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops in House Beautiful KOTY 2016
Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops in House Beautiful KOTY 2016

Grothouse also crafted the floating shelves in this bar area out of a composite substrate with the Argentum metal finish. The shelves include an overcoat of Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish as well.

Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Floating Shelves in House Beautiful KOTY 2016
Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Shelves in House Beautiful KOTY 2016

To see more designs featuring Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops, visit our Countertop Image Library. Visit this page on our website to learn more about the Anvil™ line of metal countertops and the other metal finishes available.

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Kratos Copper Countertops

Anvil™ Kratos Copper Countertops
Anvil™ Kratos Countertops

The Anvil™ line of wood surfaces imitate metal countertops in look and function. The Anvil™ Kratos finish is similar to a copper-like finish. Just like real metal countertops, Kratos copper countertops oxidize and tarnish over time, giving them a unique patina with hints of red, green, and brown.

Kratos Copper Countertops
Kratos Countertops have a unique patina with hints of red, green, and brown.

Designing Kratos Copper Countertops

Kratos countertops offer are distinctive in old world charm and a characterful appearance, and tend to be quite a conversation piece. They are typically popular in traditional style spaces, but can be custom designed to fit any space in your home.

Kratos Copper Countertops by Grothouse
Kratos countertops can include any of our custom features.

Kratos countertops can feature any of our countertop edge profiles and our countertop options. Laser engraving is one of the most common options because it allows you to add a personal touch to your copper-like countertop.

If a designer wishes to keep the surface looking pristine, Anvil™ surfaces can be over coated with our exclusive Durata® finish.

Click here to learn more about our Anvil™ line of metal countertops. Stay up to date with Grothouse news and announcements by liking us on Facebook!

Engraved Metal Countertops

Anvil™ Engraved Metal Countertops by Grothouse
Anvil™ Metal Countertops with Engraving by Grothouse

Anvil™ Engraved Metal Countertops by Grothouse allow you to truly personalize your surface with any design. Anvil™ metal countertops with engraving exhibit a luxurious appearance that is completely unique to your very own personal taste.

Engraved Metal Countertops | Designs

One of the most popular designs engraved in metal countertops is the diamond pattern pictured below.

Engraved Metal Countertops with Diamond Pattern
Diamond Pattern Engraved in Metal Countertop

The diamond pattern can be featured on any Anvil™ metal countertop finish available. The pattern can be engraved in the top of the countertop, but it can also be engraved along the edges.

Engraved Metal Countertops with Diamond Pattern
Engraved Diamond Pattern in Metal Countertop

Another popular design engraved in metal countertops is a company logo. Engraved logos really stand out against metal finishes. Pictured below is our company logo engraved in a Magnum metal countertop.

Magnum Brass Engraved Metal Countertops
Company Logo Engraved in Magnum Metal Countertop

Pictured below is our company logo engraved in a Palladium metal countertop. This finish exhibits the appearance of White Gold. This metal countertop was featured in the Plain & Fancy Cabinetry display at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016.

Palladium White Gold Engraved Metal Countertops
Company Logo Engraved in Palladium Metal Countertop

The color of the area engraved differs depending on the metal finish you choose. Below is an Exodus metal countertop that has our company logo laser engraved into the corner of the surface.

Exodus Oil Rubbed Bronze Engraved Metal Countertops
Company Logo Engraved in Exodus Metal Countertop

Anvil™ metal countertops with laser engraving by Grothouse can include a topcoat of our exclusive Durata® waterproof permanent finish or they can be left with the raw metal finish. Click here to learn more about our Anvil™ line of metal countertops.

Introducing Anvil Metal Countertops by Grothouse

Anvil Metal Countertops by Grothouse
Introducing the Anvil Line

Anvil Metal Countertops, a revolutionary new series of metal gilded wood surfaces available exclusively from Grothouse!

This unique new product line employs masterful finishing techniques to coat Grothouse custom wooden countertops in a finish of real metal particles, creating a sophisticated surface that imitates metal in look and function.

Anvil Metal Countertops by Grothouse
Anvil Metal Countertops by Grothouse

Anvil Metal Countertops | Details

When applied to real wood surfaces, Anvil metal finishes allow the natural grain and imperfections of the wood to show through. This creates a rich design aesthetic that combines the natural look of wood with the modern look of metal finishes.

Unlike traditional metal countertops, Anvil countertops can be used in curved profile applications and complex shapes not previously possible in sheet metal products.

Select a composite substrate to replicate the look of a real metal surface. Anvil countertops, just like real metal, develop a rich aged patina over time. Slight imperfections and variations in color are inherent in the finish process.

When combined with our exterior substrates, they can be used in outdoor spaces. Anvil Metal countertops can feature any Grothouse edge profile. They can be left unfinished or sealed with our Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish. Anvil Metal countertops have a lead time of 6-8 weeks and are covered under a 1 year warranty.

Anvil Metal Countertops | Coatings

The Anvil Line features 8 metal coatings for countertops. Each coating takes on completely different characteristics depending upon the wood or substrate they cover, making it an incredibly versatile surfacing option. Below are the metal coatings available for countertops: Axel, Medallion, Ferrum, Kratos, Argentum, Exodus, Palladium and Magnum.

Axel metal wood surfaces by Grothouse
Axel
Medallion metal wood surfaces by Grothouse
Medallion
Ferrum metal wood surfaces by Grothouse
Ferrum
Kratos metal wood surfaces by Grothouse
Kratos
Argentum metal wood surfaces by Grothouse
Argentum
Exodus metal wood surfaces by Grothouse
Exodus
Palladium metal wood surfaces by Grothouse
Palladium
Magnum metal wood surfaces by Grothouse
Magnum

Please feel free to contact us for more information about Anvil Metal countertops at 610-767-6515 or email us at glumber@glumber.com.