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Which Countertop Is More Stain-resistant – Granite or Marble?

If you’re considering a kitchen renovation with new countertops, you might be deciding between granite and marble. Marble is elegant, but more expensive. Granite is durable, and a little more affordable. Both make for beautiful countertops. Choosing marble or granite countertops for your Ottawa home can be difficult. Here’s what to know about staining in these natural stone surfaces.   Granite Countertops and Staining   Granite countertops are more stain-resistant than marble. That said, your granite countertops need to be sealed regularly, perhaps even annually to [...]

How Much Do Granite and Marble Countertops Cost?

Granite and marble countertops are popular in Ottawa kitchens. Both types of natural stone are beautiful accent pieces in any home. If you’re renovating your kitchen, you might be trying to decide which stone fits into your style and budget. Our experts can help you decide between marble or granite countertops in Ottawa.    Installation Costs of Countertops   Granite and marble countertops in Ottawa need to be installed by professionals. Stone slabs aren’t easy to handle and manage. This can increase your overall costs, but [...]

Which Countertop Is More Durable – Granite or Marble?

Natural stone is a popular choice for countertops. Granite and marble are probably the two most common options for kitchens, and each have their pros and cons. If you’re looking for durability, you might be wondering which stone will last longer. Experts at tile stores in Ottawa give you the pros and cons about each type of stone.   Marble Countertops for Your Ottawa Home   Marble is a beautiful material with elegant vein patterns and many colors and styles. Although it is heat-resistant, you shouldn’t [...]

Between Granite and Marble, Which Countertop has More Design and Colour Options?

When choosing between granite and marble, you’ll have a wide range of patterns and colours to create a customized countertop. However, each distinctive element will help you narrow down your choice to choose your slabs with confidence. Let’s look at the differences in appearance and style. Granite has lots of colour choices and bold patterns Do you find yourself gravitating toward granite due to the wide range of colors and gorgeous flecks and veins imbuing each slab with a unique personality? Granite countertops in [...]

Should I Get Granite or Marble Countertops for My Kitchen Renovation?

Natural stone creates a bespoke look for your kitchen countertops. For homeowners who want truly unique kitchens, granite or marble countertops provide one-of-a-kind colours and patterns that can tie together other design elements such as appliances and cabinetry. Learn more about the differences between these two popular natural stone materials and explore the factors that can help you decide which one to choose for your kitchen makeover in Ottawa. At StoneSense, we offer a huge selection of granite and marble countertops to enhance your [...]

Granite Countertop for Your Ottawa Home – How to Distinguish Different Grades

Granite forms when molten lava flows through the natural stone. This process transforms the stone into unique patterns with different colours, grains, and qualities. When cut and polished, granite becomes one of the most beautiful natural materials you can use to elevate the look and value of your Ottawa home.  You can find granite in an endless array of colours and patterns. Do you want granite countertops in a lighter shade to brighten your kitchen or a darker shade that stands out against lighter cabinetry? There's a perfect granite slab waiting for you, and the natural stone experts at StoneSense can help you find countertops that compliment the [...]

Increase Your Home’s Value with a Granite Countertops in Ottawa

Most remodels improve your quality of life and enrich the beauty of your home. By concentrating on areas you use the most, such as the kitchen and bathroom, you can greatly improve the functionality of daily living.   Thinking of selling your home in a few years? Few upgrades match the return on investment of adding granite countertops. High-quality granite countertops bring superb aesthetic appeal and long-lasting durability to your Ottawa build or remodel, and they may increase the value of your home by 25% of the counter’s retail value.   You can find unparalleled granite slabs for kitchen and bathroom countertops at StoneSense. Our stonecutters have an [...]

A Trend that Never Goes Out of Style – Granite Countertops for Your Ottawa Home

Dated kitchens and bathrooms can leave your home looking tired. So, you want to spend your renovation dollars on features that will stand the test of time. Due to its versatility and the one-of-a-kind nature of each slab, granite countertops hold timeless appeal. StoneSense representatives can offer advice and insight when it comes to choosing granite countertops that keep your Ottawa home looking stylish for many years to come. What Colours Stay On Trend for Granite Countertops? Granite countertops are carved out of living [...]

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 [...]