Style Set in Stone
Selecting granite slabs, especially when they can be
customized to accentuate your own personal style in your GTA home, is a
wonderful idea. Available in a wide variety of colours and finishes, granite is
as versatile a material as it is a functional one. If you are looking to add a
chic and fashionable splash of colour to your kitchen plans, or a sturdy and
damage resistant surface to your bathroom countertop, granite offers the form
and function to suit all of your needs.
A Rock Solid Choice
Not only do granite countertops impress houseguests, but they
also stand up to daily usage. Granite is a scratch and heat resistant stone
that lends itself to a multitude of different uses. Whether you are chopping
carrots in the kitchen or scrubbing stubborn stains from the laundry in the
bathroom, the engineered stone in a granite countertop lasts a long time while
still retaining its natural beauty. This makes it a valuable addition to any
home design project, as the quality of the material makes regular replacement
unnecessary and thus pays for itself many times over. The same is true for
products made of quartz.
For modern design and daily convenience, quartz is an ideal
choice for any Canadian interior
project. At the outset, quartz may seem like a more expensive option
than laminate countertops, but its lasting durability makes it a much more
financially sound decision. Quartz stands up to years of slicing, dicing,
spills and stains better than cheaply made synthetic materials as found in
The main benefit of quartz is its hardness. Not only does it
prove very resistant to knife scratches, but it is also scorch resistant. Gone
are the days of accidentally setting a hot pot on the countertop and finding a
permanent ring burned onto it. Quartz tolerates a much higher temperature
without showing the battle scars of a Thanksgiving dinner or Sunday brunch.
Quartz is also more stain resistant than other artificial
products. Because of its non-porous surface, it does not absorb nasty spills as
readily as laminate. For this reason, it is also safer when it comes to the
spread of bacteria. Because quartz can easily be wiped clean with a wet cloth,
it will not retain any dangerous pathogens than can be found in raw poultry. Healthy Canadians
choose quartz when
considering food safety.
Increase the Resale Value
of Your Home
Homeowners are always conscious of the resale value of their
homes; adding a marble countertop to any kitchen or bathroom is not only a bold
design choice, but a financial investment as well. Studies have shown that
homes with marble, granite and limestone countertops have a much higher value
in the real estate market.
Building a custom kitchen with granite countertops is
building a financial future because of the increased resale value it will have
in the event it lands on the real estate market. The decisions you make today will
pay off in the future when it comes time to put your dream home up for sale.
Selecting granite slabs for your GTA home countertops is a simple way to enjoy
the luxury of its striking design features while investing in your future at
the same time.