Is Your Kitchen Tired? Here's An Easy Fix!
Nothing perks up a kitchen faster than a new custom countertop for your next Richmond Hill renovation project. And nothing says fresh and welcoming better than one made of marble or granite. The kitchen is the busiest room in the house and a stone counter will withstand all the activity that takes place in that hub of activity – and carry on looking great for the lifetime of your home.
Marble Has Merit!
Marble has a quality of prestige and beauty that no other stone matches. It captivates the eye and pumps up the value of the home. The look of marble cannot be replicated; each piece is unique. The stone is durable and able to withstand a lot of abuse and intense conditions. Marble has never gone out of style; ever since it was first quarried it has been the go-to material for anyone seeking to add prestige and class to a room or building. And it exists in an astonishing variety of colours.
also have health benefits. Hypoallergenic, its smooth surface is easily cleaned, ridding it of any bacteria. Its surface's coolness makes it ideal for working with dough.
There are a few drawbacks to marble, apart from its high cost. It also requires some maintenance, and must be protected against chipping (a cutting board is recommended) and staining. Spills must be cleaned up quickly. It should be sealed.
Granite Has Guts!
If marble suggests prestige, then granite shouts strength. This is the rock that graces tombstones, the pyramids and, in the form of curling stones, sustains no end of bashing. It's tough! That durability probably makes it the best long-term investment for a kitchen countertop. Each piece is individual, and granite comes in a surprising array of colours, from rose to gold. The surface is absolutely immune to heat and stains, and can be used as a cutting board. It does require periodic sealing, and regular cleaning, but with just that little bit of attention, it will keep your kitchen functioning and look as fresh as the day it was installed.
The Greater Toronto Area
(GTA), including Richmond Hill, has a number of excellent stone dealers specializing in granite and marble
. And it is specialists who you should deal with – installing quality stone is not a simple matter of going to a big box retailer and dragging home a box of tiles.
Visit a showroom – one with a large selection - and look at stone samples. If possible, see the stone in as large form as possible, to get a true idea of its shading. Look for a local company that's been around for a while, and has a track record of satisfying its customers. Small is good as far as personal attention is concerned, but the dealer must also have a wide selection of materials. You need to be able to choose the right stone for your custom countertops – whether it's granite or marble – that will complement your Richmond Hill kitchen and home décor, and keep that room looking fresh and exciting.