In an effort to take away some of the financial strain
during home remodelling or renovations, many will settle on refinishing the
countertops or purchasing a more cost-effective but less durable material.
While these options do allow for some savings, it is important to realize that
the process will need to be repeated again in five to ten years. Natural stone
slab in the GTA is one of the smartest countertop investments out there. They’re
exceptionally strong, easy to maintain, completely natural, and provide
breathtaking and sophisticated beauty.
Types of Natural
Natural stone slabs found in the GTA come in a variety of
types, colours, and patterns. Each variety offers its own unique level of
strength and beauty and can be used for more than just countertops. Below are
some of the wonderful options available to you:
Quartzite comes in a wide range of colours and a fantastic
assortment of lovely patterns. It is generally quite thick, very strong, and it
is highly resistant to heat damage and scratches.
This is by far the most sought-after material in natural
stone countertops. It is highly durable, delightfully easy to clean and
maintain, and stain resistant, and it has antimicrobial attributes.
Slate, while durable and lovely, tends to have fewer options
pertaining to colour and patterns. The hue is typically monochromatic in
nature, but is wonderfully dense and durable. While the number of colour and
pattern variations are not as diverse as some other options, the simple
elegance of slate is complimentary to most any decor.
Marble remains one of the most popular natural stone slabs as it is as naturally
beautiful as it is easy to maintain. Marble is resistant to burns, scratches,
and other abrasions, and it is able to keep its sophisticated looks for
Limestone provides similar durability for those seeking the
finest natural stone slab GTA has available. It’s most commonly found in shades
of white, cream, and grey. Limestone is an excellent material for bathrooms and
other areas with higher levels of moisture and humidity, provided it is
adequately sealed with a natural stone sealer.
This is indeed one of the most popular natural stone slab
types available in the GTA. It is similar to limestone except in colour, but is
more porous. Many don’t realize that travertine also allows light to pass
through, making it an interesting option for those with more luxurious design
Onyx is valued as a surface top for its gem-like opaque colouring
and appearance. It is quite durable and offers a literal rainbow of colours to
choose from. Onyx is the perfect choice for anyone seeking a more diverse range
of colours and complex patterns.
Each of the natural stone slab varieties available in the GTA listed above can be found by contacting a
reputable and well-stocked natural stone supplier. When visiting the stone
yard, you will find that each variety offers more than one style. Take a look
around at what is available and you are sure to find the perfect countertop for
your home. Take advantage of all the strength and beauty in the natural stone
slab GTA offers today!