Find Out Why Granite Slab is Toronto’s Favourite Countertop
Granite slab countertops are the
most desirable types of surfaces for prospective homebuyers, according to a
recent survey of GTA home buyers. The same survey found that a newly renovated
kitchen with a granite countertop has the ability to add thousands of dollars to
the resale value of a home. It’s easy to see why granite slab is Toronto’s
favourite type of countertop: it’s got a rock solid advantage over many other
types of countertop surfaces!
The Granite Advantage
Here are a few of the reasons why
granite is an excellent choice for your countertops:
Granite is a natural stone that catches and reflects the light
in a way that no synthetic material ever will. A good slab of granite can seem
almost luminous when it’s in the right setting.
Granite is available in a huge variety of colours and patterns, from very
subtly patterned neutral tones to boldly patterned and vividly coloured slabs.
Each piece of granite is one of nature’s works of art, and is utterly unique.
Whether you are looking for a piece of stone that’s striking and dramatic, or
one that’s delicate and understated, you will be able to find the perfect
Granite is found in virtually every country in the world, and there are
numerous varieties. It’s widely available, and thus it is be surprisingly
- Durability. Buildings and
monuments made of granite have survived for centuries; for example Machu
Picchu, which dates back to the 15th century, and the temple of Chaunsath
Yogini in India, built in the year 900. Your granite countertop will last a
lifetime, and beyond!
- Timelessness. Because of its
association with fine art and architecture through the ages, granite gives your
home a timeless, elegant feeling.
- Versatility. Granite complements
any style of interior design, from country kitchen to clean, modern lines. A
granite countertop is versatile enough to suit any type of taste or décor.
igneous rock, granite is used as a heating tool! You can set a hot pan down
right on the counter with no ill effects.
- Sanitary. Granite is
naturally mold resistant and repels bacteria. It’s simple to clean and is a
safe surface for kitchen and bathroom alike.
- Easy to
your granite countertop periodically prevents it from staining. Simply clean
your counter, apply sealant, let it sit for fifteen minutes, and wipe it off.
- Stain and
scratch resistant. Granite is one of nature’s hardest materials,
so when properly sealed it becomes naturally stain and scratch resistant.
Buying a Granite Slab
Although some people choose
granite by looking at small sample blocks, this is not recommended. It’s nearly
impossible to tell what the entire slab will look like from a small square of
stone. The best way to select a slab for your countertop is by visiting a fine
natural stone importer/distributor. The best importers maintain a showroom
where you can see slabs, ask questions, and reserve (or "tag”) a slab. Your
fabricator can then order the stone and create your unique countertop.
Visit a Toronto importer/distributor today,
and bring home the natural beauty of stone!