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Granite Backsplashes: What You Need to Know

If you have chosen granite for your countertop then choosing a granite backsplash can create a perfect natural stone pairing. Keep these tips in mind from the experts at StoneSense, the premiere supplier of natural stone countertops in Ottawa, when choosing a backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom. A backsplash can be breathtaking but it serves a purpose in addition to being decorative. Water is the main reason for installing a backsplash. It often splashes onto the wall above the countertop and below the [...]

Why does Granite Come in Different Colours?

Quick and easy geology lesson highlights granite's various shades. Granite is one of the finest countertop surfaces available. Have you ever wondered why granite comes in different colours and what that means? Let's shine a spotlight on granite's glorious grains to learn how this premium stone surface came to be. Granite is a type of igneous rock. That means that it was derived, or solidified, from molten (melted) rock. Igneous rock is distinguished from sedimentary rock. That type of rock is made up of [...]

Does Your Kitchen Countertop Meet Your Needs?

There exist several different types of kitchen countertop materials. When choosing the one for you, how should you make your decision? There are different colours, textures and prices. How do you know which one to choose? The stone countertops experts at StoneSense can guide you in making a final kitchen countertop choice. This blog post will get you going, though, by reviewing the features and benefits of the various kitchen countertop surfaces as well as some of their applications. Surface Choice Decision is Tripod [...]

What is Neolith and What You Need to Know

If you're looking for an alternative for your kitchen counter, backsplash, floor, outdoor kitchen or exterior wall, consider Neolith. The new and innovative surface offers a multitude of features, benefits and applications that are worth considering. Environmentally-Conscious Surface May Be What You're Looking For Neolith is a sintered surface. That means that it is fabricated using a process which subjects the 100% raw materials to very high pressures and temperatures until they coalesce into a solid mass. According to TheSize, the company which makes [...]

Home Holiday Survival Tips for Harried Homeowners

The holidays are fast approaching and with them come decorations, parties and gatherings that may have you worried about your natural stone countertops or floors, natural or engineered hardwood flooring or even new tile work. To reduce some of your stress during this holiday season, we wanted to share some survival tips with you to help minimize any problems so you can spend more time enjoying your guests and your home. Protecting your Natural Stone and Hardwood Flooring from Christmas Trees pexels photo [...]

Understanding the Warranty and Care for your Natural Stone Countertop

Granite, marble and quartz countertops are an investment for your Ottawa home so it’s important to understand the warranty and care behind the product you choose. Not all natural stone craftsmen provide the same level of warranty and care, so knowing what to look for is important before you buy. StoneSense stand on the principle that if we have done something wrong, we will correct it- PERIOD. Duration of Warranty on Granite, Marble and Quartz Countertops While we make every effort to ensure the [...]

Top Trends in Glass or Mosaic Tile Backsplashes

For new construction or for a relatively inexpensive facelift for your kitchen, glass or mosaic tiles are an excellent material choice. Not only are they beautiful, they are easier to clean than most other products and they repel stains better than porous materials will. What’s even better though, is that these tiles never go off trend like their ceramic or porcelain counterparts do. That being said, it doesn’t mean you can’t choose from the top trends in glass or mosaic tile backsplashes for your [...]

Best Tips and Tricks to Maintain the Beauty of your Hardwood Flooring

There’s no denying the beauty and warmth of gleaming hardwood, but if not properly cared for, it won’t take long before they start looking worn. The good news is, caring for the hardwood flooring in your Ottawa home is much easier than you might think with a few tips and tricks! Prevention is your Best Start Hardwood flooring is durable and long-lasting, but there are some conditions that can cause wear and damage that will age your floor prematurely. Here are some tips to [...]

Incorporating Granite Countertops with 2018 Kitchen Trends

If you are planning a new build or a renovation for 2018, you need to get some ideas from what’s trending for the New Year. Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in your Ottawa home and generally, design styles don’t vary drastically from year to year. 2018 promises to be the exception however and we can’t wait for you to check out some of these concepts. Plenty of Colour Colour is making a comeback in a big way for kitchens for 2018. [...]

Laminate Flooring is more Amazing than Ottawa Homeowners Might Think!

Despite its incredibly good looks and hardwearing durability, laminate flooring still gets the upturned nose from many homeowners in Ottawa. We think it’s time to revisit laminate and show you that the horrors of easily-scratched and faded floors are a thing of bygone days or prices that are too good to be true. While bad laminate still exists, when you purchase high quality laminate flooring from a trusted source, the product you get will be more amazing than you expect. Bowling Ball Tough! More [...]