Countertops for Oakville Homes
Oakville, many homeowners, designers, and architects choose to install stone
There are a number of different reasons for this, but three of
the main advantages of stone countertops are beauty, versatility, and
durability. Stone lends a natural elegance to any room. It's available in many
different types, colours, and patterns, so it's easy to find exactly the right
stone for you. Stone goes well with virtually any type of décor. And when
properly cared for, stone countertops will last for generations.
hundreds of years, only the very wealthy could afford to use stone elements in
their homes. Quarrying, finishing, and shipping stone such as marble and
granite was very time-consuming and labour-intensive, putting the price of fine
stone out of the reach of most people. In recent decades, however, advances in
technology for extracting and finishing have meant that the natural beauty of
stone has now been made affordable to discerning homeowners.
there are many uses for stone in the home, including fireplace and mantel, tub
deck, shower surround, wall cladding, and more, countertops have the greatest
appeal. A beautiful stone kitchen countertop can become the focus of the room,
and can provide both aesthetic and practical value. Because the counter usually
covers a large area in a sunny room, the full beauty of natural stone is on
display. Flecks of minerals catch the light, and the stone glows from within, a
work of art created by nature over the course of thousands of years.
Types of Stone
most popular choice for stone
is granite. Granite
is found in almost every country in the world. It is available in a virtual
rainbow of colours, from subtly flecked white and grey to exotic varieties
combining several vivid colours or featuring dramatic patterns and veining.
Black granite with white graining is often chosen by those who prefer a modern
look. Luminous blues or dark stone with blue highlights brings rich colour to
any room. Classic white or speckled creamy stone can complement any kind of
decorating scheme. Browns and burgundy highlights offer richness unequalled by
any synthetic material. With names like "Lapis Lazuli Wild,” "Black Mosaic
Gold,” "Copper Dune,” "Rainbow Sandstone,” or "New Galaxy,” these beautiful
granites create a special feeling in your living space.
Marble is the stone we most associate with fine
classical art and architecture, and its combination of cool strength and
buttery depth continues to beguile us. Marble is a metamorphic stone composed
of recrystallized limestone. When we think of marble, we often think of white
carrara marble, with its pale white surface and grey veining. But marble is
also available in a host of colours, from black with gold and red bands to sky
blue and white wave patterns; from chocolate brown lined with cream to
gold-spangled pink. The names of marble varieties are also seductive: "Etruscan
Rose,” "Sahara,” "Paradiso Brown.”
types of natural stone slab include onyx and quartzite. Each stone has its own
Visit a stone supplier's
showroom today, and bring the beauty of stone to your Oakville home!