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7 Kitchen Backsplash Trends for 2017

A quality countertop is a big step in refreshing your kitchen. If you’ve already chosen your dream countertop, what follows naturally is selecting the right backsplash to go along with it. Besides easier maintenance of the back wall, backsplashes are meant to complement countertops and bring out their distinctive features.   Of course, because the [...]

By | January 7th, 2017|

What to Consider When Choosing the Right Countertop For You

Countertops are the icing on top of your kitchen renovation cake – they’re what enhances the flavour of your kitchen and gives it that extra appeal. The thing about cake icing though is that there’s a wide variety of ways to put it on: you can go from a quick slathering all over the cake [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|

What Else Can Stone Be Used for Besides Countertops?

We talk a lot about stone countertops because that’s the most efficient usage for stone. In the case of natural stones like granite and marble, they are quarried and cut into huge slabs; when it comes time to work with them, it’s much easier if they only need to be cut down slightly in size [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|

Quartz vs. Granite Countertops

Welcome to the ultimate showdown in the countertop industry! Both quartz and granite are champions that come from two extremes: granite represents the natural stone corner of the countertop industry while quartz represents the engineered stone corner. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses, but you’ll have to decide which one is the victor [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|

Quartzite Countertops Pros and Cons

More and more people are gravitating towards quartzite as their material of choice for countertops. Because of the way it occurs in nature, it comes in a kaleidoscope of colours ranging from white, grey, pink, red, yellow, green, blue, and even orange. These are all natural hues depending on what minerals were present during its [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|

Onyx Countertops Pros and Cons

Let’s start off by saying that onyx is not for the faint of heart when it comes to countertops. As it is a calcium-based stone, it has a softer surface that requires constant care to keep it pristine and free of visible damages. However, if you’re willing to put in the extra work, the trade-off [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|

Granite Countertops Pros and Cons

Granite Countertops are  gorgeous surface for your kitchen and bathroom. They’ll add a touch of class and elegance to your surfaces, and keep them looking fantastic for a long time. However, with great aesthetics comes great responsibility, and granite has some cons to go along with its many pros. If you’re looking to instal some [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|

Marble Countertops Pros and Cons

Marble is one of the classic materials for your countertop. It’s bright, elegant, easy to work with and nice to work on. Many people make the choice for a nice white marble countertop when making their selection, and, aesthetically, it’s easy to see why. However, no surface is perfect for all uses and situations, and [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|

Quartz Countertop Pros and Cons

Quartz countertops are becoming more and more popular in homes. If you’re looking at a quartz countertop, what you’re actually looking at is an engineered surface—rather than something like granite, which occurs naturally in the Earth as a great chunk of stone and then is just cut down to size, quartz is crushed down and [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|