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|

CaesarStone Countertops – Pros and Cons

CaesarStone is a form of engineered stone—an artificial material that combines multiple sources of crushed stone into one continuous surface. It’s a very popular choice for surfaces in kitchens; especially countertops and other work surfaces. If you’re looking at installing new countertops, there are a wide variety of materials to choose from, so, to help [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|

Why Quartz Countertops are a Better Option for Most Homeowners than Laminate

The fact that even the highest quality plastic laminate work surfaces are considerably cheaper than engineered quartz countertops is the biggest reason that they are still enormously popular with homeowners who are not keen on spending a fortune to refurbish their kitchen. Furthermore, they can be installed by competent DIYers without any outside assistance, something [...]

By | December 14th, 2015|

How to Work Out the Total Cost When Installing Granite Countertops

Homeowners who are considering installing new granite countertops in their kitchens and bathrooms may be wondering what the total cost of doing so would be. Whilst it is relatively easy to obtain prices for the raw materials themselves, the extra costs involved are a little harder to anticipate. In this short article, we have attempted [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|