A Granite or Marble Slab Offers Beauty and Durability in Toronto

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Granite and marble slabs are classic and timeless options for beautiful countertops in Toronto. A countertop has the potential to become a beautiful centrepiece in one of the most highly trafficked rooms in the home. It can transform a dull space into one of natural beauty and elegance. With simple care and maintenance, a granite or marble slab can provide a lifetime of practicality which may even increase the value of your home.
 
Granite slabs are the hardest natural material available for manufacturing countertops, with a durability approaching the quality of diamonds. As a natural stone, it is impossible to replicate the intricate patterns and colours which form when molten magma cools slowly over a long period of time. This makes a granite slab a unique and long-lasting piece of natural art which can transform a room into a beautiful and functional space for all the family to enjoy.
 
Granite is initially removed as massive blocks from quarries in many parts of the world, including North America, and then cut into slabs. Granite slabs offer high performance and functionality, making them ideal not only for countertops but also for the following:
  • Bar tops
  • Kitchen islands
  • Dining tabletops
  • Bathroom vanities
Part of the reason for the popularity of granite slab products is the highly stain-resistant nature of the stone. Easy to clean, a granite slab is not only heat-resistant, scratch-resistant and resistant to mold and mildew, it is also very difficult to chip, crack or break. Customers are advised to apply an annual sealant to a granite slab in order maintain its impermeability. Once granite is sealed and resistant to moisture, it becomes an excellent choice for bathrooms renovations in the form of vanities and shower jambs.
 
Marble is an igneous stone formed as a result of the recrystallization of limestone under the intense pressure and heat of geologic processes. It is characterized by its swirls of colour which range from brilliant white to black, red, yellow and blue-gray (depending on mineral composition), and its ability to take a high polish. The highly individualized textured appearance of a marble slab makes it a very popular decorative stone.  A marble slab is an excellent choice for countertops due to its natural beauty and sumptuousness which lends a timeless elegance to any Toronto home. It has the added benefits of temperature control due its inability to conduct heat well. Customers also choose marble for their shower walls, bath tubs and vanities to add a luxuriant character but also because it is softer and more porous, making it more suitable for formal, less trafficked areas.
 
The widespread availability and ease of purchasing a granite and marble slab in Toronto can turn your vision into reality at a price to suit your budget. Many companies have extensively stocked showrooms for customers to tour, completed with hundreds of beautiful natural stones and informed employees to inspire your renovation. Make your next home renovation project timeless and unique with a slab of granite or marble from a reputable and experienced Toronto company.