Kitchen Countertops are #1 in Toronto
are lucky: some of the finest stone suppliers in the country serve the GTA and
surrounding cities. Since the 1980s, sales of granite countertops and other
granite interior design elements have grown steadily. Granite was once only
accessible to the very wealthy, since granite quarrying and processing required
a great deal of time and labour. But technical advances in recent decades have
increased the efficiency of granite
extraction and finishing,
luxurious stone more affordable. Surveys show that the first choice for kitchen
countertop surfacing for Toronto designers and homeowners is versatile, durable
– and beautiful – granite.
Victorian to Zen
considering a kitchen makeover, a granite countertop can be the element you
need to give that most important room a feeling of warmth and luxury. Granite
has been used for centuries for building, interior design, and monuments, and
it has a timeless quality. This may be one of the reasons why granite
countertops are at home with nearly every interior decorating style. A black
granite surface looks perfect with a sleek contemporary renovation, for
example, but also works beautifully with Japanese, Tuscan, Minimalist, French
Country, Rustic, or Gothic themes – just to name a few. In fact, a classic
granite countertop in a neutral colour can be incorporated into virtually any
On the other hand,
if you have a strong affinity for a particular style, you may want to select a
countertop that will be an exemplar of it. Granite is available in many
different colours, including vivid jewel tones. It's also available in a wide
range of patterns, from solid to boldly veined and striated.
Remember that it's
best to keep the style of your home consistent. You will particularly want to
incorporate any adjacent dining areas into the style of your newly renovated
In addition to the
style of your kitchen, you may also need to consider other aspects. The size of
your countertop and the size of the room may dictate what types of granite will
work best. A small surface in a small room, for example, probably needs more subtle
patterning, while dramatically-coloured and patterned granite counters can
bring focus to a large kitchen.
Cost may be another
factor. Exotic types of granite are generally more expensive than more neutral
varieties. If you have a small space, however, you may be able to find a
supplier who can sell you a granite remnant countertop
. This is new, unused granite that has been left over from
a large project – and you may realize savings of 60 – 75%.
is an important concern for many Toronto residents. Granite is quarried from every
country in the world, and is also produced here in Ontario. If you are working
hard to decrease your environmental footprint, you may want to purchase granite
that has been extracted close to home. Granite is such a durable substance that
it has "green” potential due to its longevity.
a stone supplier's showroom today, and explore the many advantages of granite
slab countertops. It could be the start of a beautiful kitchen!