Granite and Marble Slabs for GTA Homes
When you’re building or
renovating your home, there can be hundreds of small decisions to make. Carpet
or hardwood? Drop ceiling or drywall? Full or half-bath? Doorknobs or levers?
At times, it can seem like each new decision leads to another. But the sum
total of all of these decisions will create your new living space, so it’s
important to consider each one carefully. Fortunately, some decisions are
easier than others. When you are selecting countertops, stone is always best!
Granite and marble slabs are the top choices for GTA homeowners who prize
durability and beauty.
Granite slab is a versatile and
practical choice for kitchen islands and countertops, bathroom vanities, and
dining tabletops. Regardless of the style of your décor, the colour scheme of
your interior design, or your budget, you will be able to find a beautiful
piece of natural granite that will be just right for your space.
One of the most important aspects
of choosing granite for your countertop is, of course, appearance. Granite
comes from all over the world, and, like fine art, each slab is unique. Colour is a basic
, and granite, available in
a virtual rainbow of colours and colour combinations, can provide you with as
many choices as you can imagine. You may be thinking of installing a simple
white, beige, or black surface for maximum versatility. There are numerous
types of granite available in neutral shades and subtle patterns that will
match with any type of interior design or décor. Additionally, you may have
something more dramatic in mind. When you look at specialty granite, you will
be amazed at some of the bold patterns and vivid colours that nature has
created! Deep chocolate brown, luminous white with grey striations, bright gold
with orange flecks, iron red with ripples of cream, turquoise with purple
accents, or forest green with honeycomb patterns…granite is an exquisite design
element for any home.
Besides beauty, granite has many
other advantages. It’s easy to clean, and makes a very sanitary surface for
kitchen or bathroom. When properly sealed, it doesn’t stain easily, and it’s
tremendously heat resistant.
Marble is the material of great
architecture and art throughout the ages, and marble countertops add an
inimitable note of elegance to your home. Some homeowners shy away from marble
because they believe that it won’t be affordable. In fact, some marble slabs
are less expensive than other natural materials such as granite, quartz, or
stainless steel countertops.
Marble is also available in a
wide variety of colours, including neutral shades and deep, luminous blues,
reds, and greens. Many people are attracted to the bright white and soft grey
patterning of classic Italian Carrara
. The perfection of the shape of
the crystals has made Carrara marble sought after for more than 2,000 years!
Marble’s natural cool surface is
also de rigor for those who work with pastry. Since marble is slightly more
porous than granite, you may read cautionary tales about staining, but with
proper care, this is not a big problem.
Choose granite or marble
countertops for your GTA build or renovation, and add the beauty, durability,
and elegance of natural stone to your living space.