Nothing Says Success like Granite Countertops in Your Aurora Home
Natural stone is incomparable. For counters, backsplashes
, it has a
prestige and utility that few other materials can match. Granite countertops in
Aurora, for example, have the durability to stand up to moisture, abuse from
cleaners and personal care products, as well as all the daily wear and tear
that a busy family inflicts on them. Not
only is granite aesthetically pleasing, but it is nearly impervious to heat, stains,
chipping and scratching.
Granite countertops are popular as bathroom vanities, but
it's in the kitchen where they really excel. The stone provides a
bacteria-resistant surface, and is easily cleaned. Daily and weekly maintenance
with warm water and a light, non-abrasive soap will retain the stone's natural
sheen, as well as clean it.
But the prestige of granite comes from more than its
durability. No slab of granite can be replicated. Each piece is one of a kind.
Those who own granite countertops often find themselves gazing in fascination
at the designs of their stone – unique striations of colour that pick up
accents in a room's décor. In fact, agents often note it is the granite
features in a kitchen that are the most-remarked upon selling point of the
house they've just shown to a prospective buyer. So – consider granite's effect
on your home's resale
Make a ‘Design Splash' with Your Granite Backsplash
A backsplash is the protective trim along the back wall of
the kitchen counter and it is here that granite can really let loose your
creative instincts! Some people install backsplashes only behind the stove top.
Others extend the granite tiles along the entire counter wall. There are a variety
of ways you can really create something striking to enhance your kitchen:
- Small tiles in variations of a
strong colour add pizzazz to a light-colored kitchen.
- Create your own stone mosaic
using granite tiles of different colours to make a geometric or random pattern.
- If you are looking for a modern
look, go simple, with a granite backsplash in a neutral shade complementing
- Bold-patterned granite
backsplashes can animate an entire room.
- Think also about the quality of
natural light you receive in the room. Granite has endless variations of colour
and sparkle built into it that natural lighting picks up.
- Remember: the backsplash is at
eye level. When you are sitting at your kitchen table and looking about, it is
the element that you will see first. Don't make it an afterthought. When
designing your kitchen's look, incorporate the backsplash right from the start
in the design.
Granite Suppliers in
the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Toronto, with its huge and competitive building industry, is
one of the world's hotspots for stone. There is a wealth of distributors who
can supply your granite countertops in Aurora. Find an established distributor
– preferably a family run company - that clearly specializes in granite. How
big a selection of granite is the distributor carrying? What kind of follow up
can they offer – from installation
? Can they show you some of their work and provide references?