Natural Stone Countertops for Ottawa Homes
countertops have numerous advantages over other types of kitchen surfaces. More
and more, Ottawa area designers and homeowners are choosing marble and granite
countertops for their beauty, durability, and versatility.
Why Choose Stone?
building your dream home, or remodeling your present home, stone
countertops can add both aesthetic and monetary value to your living space.
Stone is a smart choice for a number of reasons, including:
- Beauty. Natural stone is
uniquely beautiful; your countertop will be one of a kind! Stone gives your
kitchen or bathroom a warm and welcoming ambience, and an elegant feel. Stone
countertops are available in a wide variety of colours, from rich reds to deep
blues, from classic white marble flecked with grey to darkest blacks, velvety
greens, and an array of brown and off-white tones. Patterning may be subtle or
dramatic, and you can choose from a number of finishes.
- Variety. Stone countertops can be made from
different types of stone, including marble, granite, travertine, onyx, and
quartz, among others. Countertops vary in price according to the material used
and the size of the area covered.
- Durability. Stone is one of the oldest building
materials, and stone structures have endured through the ages. If you install a
stone countertop, you can be sure that it will be in use for decades to come.
Unlike other types of countertop surfaces, stone will not be marked by hot pots
and pans, for example. The surface is suitable for many different types of
family activity, from pastry rolling to craft-making, from eating to doing
- Ease of Cleanup and Care. With proper
sealing, stone countertops will resist most stains. It's easy to clean a stone
surface, and the material is completely hypoallergenic. Stone will not
accumulate bacteria or mold, or off-gas dangerous chemicals into the home.
- Value. Nothing gives a room a
more luxurious feel than natural stone. Stone countertops add thousands of
dollars of resale value to your home.
Choosing a Supplier
If you select a
knowledgeable company to supply your stone
, you can get the answers
you need to make the right decisions. Be sure to go with a company that
specializes in stone; dealing with experts is crucial. Ontario-based
family-owned stone importing and distributing companies are often the best
The supplier should offer
you a wide selection of stone products to choose from, in a range of prices,
colours, and types. Visit their showroom and ask questions about the various
kinds of stone available, including stone tile options.
Be sure to ascertain whether
the company delivers to your area, and whether they have the ability to deliver
your desired stone in a timely fashion. Be very certain about the quantity of
stone surface you need; it will be very difficult to match stone later if it
turns out that you require more than you originally ordered. Unless you have a
great deal of DIY experience, ask your supplier about installation.
Stone countertops add beauty and value to any
living space. Visit a showroom today, and find the perfect stone for your home!