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Kitchen Countertop Trends for 2021

Planning a kitchen renovation is one of the most exciting home improvement projects. From upgrading light fixtures, appliances or hardware, to changing the paint colour, countertops and cabinetry, there may be a number of items on your wish list. If replacing countertops or adding new prep space is one of your key renovation goals, the possibilities are endless. However, at times, greater the choices, tougher the selection process. Should you go for granite, quartz, natural stone or some other material? Which countertops will be [...]

Quartz Countertops – Natural Beauty for a Lifetime

“Everything I Need to Know About Quartz Countertops” – is Right Here! Renovating a kitchen or bathroom can be fun and frustrating all in one fell swoop. Dreaming about your renewed room is different than experiencing the process of demolishing your space and living without a stove and dishwasher for weeks. In the end, it is all worth it, especially when one of the perks is choosing your new amenities. Do you want Spanish tile floors? Maybe you prefer cherry cabinets over maple. Then [...]

Your Home Office Deserves Style and Convenience

Choose Quality Stone Countertop Installation in Ottawa COVID-19 may have slowed down the real estate market, but it didn’t stop homeowners from preparing their homes for sale when things return to normal. Real estate agents have been working with buyers and sellers to help consumers make informed decisions about their Ottawa homes and what they need to do to get ready for an open market, like beautiful stone countertop installation in the kitchen. According to The Real Deal, the Canadian housing market was positive [...]

How Do You Take Care of Marble Kitchen Countertops?

After investing in genuine marble countertops, the last thing you want to do is inadvertently damage them by not using the right products or care techniques. Marble is an excellent investment, and with proper care, these surfaces will last your kitchen for decades. Read on to learn the essentials for how to take care of marble kitchen countertops! Like most natural stone products, marble requires knowledgeable care: Seal and Protect: When installed, your installer will seal them initially, but this does not make it stain [...]

Which Marble is the Best for Kitchen Countertops?

Marble countertops in a kitchen add a sense of luxury and give your kitchen a classic, but also modern look. If you are thinking of installing them in your home’s kitchen, you want to select the right style, colour, and variety. Read on to discover which marble is best for kitchen countertops! Here are your options for Marble Slabs: Carrara: One of the most popular types of marble used in kitchens is Carrara. It comes from Italy, and most slabs originate in Tuscany. While [...]

Are Marble Countertops Heat Resistant?

Most natural stone countertop surfaces are resistant to heat, which is why they are preferred in kitchens. Marble is heat resistant, and it can stand up surprisingly well to hot pans. If you put them in your bathroom, styling tools should not cause damage while they heat on the bathroom’s countertop surface either. So, are marble countertops heat resistant? Keep on reading to find out! While they are “resistant,” you should know the limitations of their ability to withstand the heat: Discoloration is Possible: While [...]

Which Brand of Quartz Countertop is the Best?

With quartz being such a great looking countertop material and available in a range of top brand names, it can be difficult to decide which one will work best for your home or office. Some manufacturers will have more colour choices, while others are known for their unique design patterns. Knowing the top contenders can help make the decision easier when looking to upgrade your countertop surfaces. Read on to discover which brand of quartz countertops would be the best fit for your home. [...]

What is the Standard Thickness of Quartz Countertops?

When selecting your countertops, you want to pick the right thickness. After all, a slab that is too thin runs the risk of cracks or breakage. However, you do not want an overly thick slab either, as this might add too much weight to your cabinetry. Read on to discover the standard thickness of quartz countertops! For quartz, the thickness comes in three options. Here are your three standard thickness choices: 1 cm – This is the thickness of quartz countertops that most contractors will [...]

Are there Different Grades of Quartz?

When you are trying to decide on the ideal quartz countertop for your space, you will find that there are various levels of quartz, just like any natural stone. While shopping, you want to understand these three general grades and how they impact your overall cost, but also how durable they are, and what they do for your home’s overall value. Read on to discover the different grades of quartz!   The three grades of Quartz Countertops are: First Choice: First choice is a premium [...]

Which Granite is Best for Kitchens?

When remodeling your kitchen, you want a granite type that is durable, but also aesthetically pleasing. After all, putting granite in your kitchen boosts its value, so you want to maximize your return on the investment. Before diving into which granite is best for kitchens, here's how you can benefit from having them.   Which Type of Granite should I pick for my kitchen? Black and gray, black and white, and white granite are the most popular types in kitchens, especially those with light [...]