Granite is a formed beneath the earth’s crust by magma flowing into deep pockets and cooling under tremendous pressure. It is highly crystallized and is comprised from Quartz, Feldspar and Mica. Polished granite is a popular choice for countertops due to its high durability and aesthetic qualities.
Granite has become the countertop of choice for today’s home owners. Synthetic solid surface materials are no match for the richness, depth, and incredible performance of real granite. Unlike laminates and solid-surface materials, a hot pot or frying pan has no effect on granite’s mirror-quality finish…
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Marble will add a touch of class and elegance to your kitchen or bathroom countertop. A sedimentary stone that is formed from superheated limestone, which results in its crystalline structure. Marble is an igneous stone that occurs naturally through the metamorphosis of limestone. It contains many different compounds, but consists mainly of calcium carbonate which gives marble its generally light and creamy hue. Colour variations in white marble are caused by impurities from other substances.
Today, marble is used primarily in bathroom vanities, fireplace surroundings, hearths, and tile stone. The trend of using marble for kitchen countertops is slowly increasing. Marble’s elegance and beauty gives any home an appealing quality. It provides a pure, graceful look.
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There are many types of quartz which are constantly evolving as a result of technology. Quartz is a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms because it extremely hard and is stain, heat, bacteria resistant. It’s both hard, flexible and lighter than granite which allows for easier installation.
Quartz has a hard, nonporous surface, making it simple to clean. In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is all that is required to maintain its luster. If necessary, a non-abrasive cleaner such as Vim Oxy-Gel or a mild degreaser can be used. Adhered materials like food, gum, or nail polish can be scraped away with a plastic putty knife: any marks left by the blade can be removed. Thoroughly rinse the surface with clean water to remove residue…
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A perfect surface is like the icing on a cake. It’s the final touch, your own personal signature. Finding exactly what you want isn’t easy. Since 1987, we have been creative with our quartz, offering more colours, styles and combinations. With three diverse collections – Classico™, Motivo™ and Concetto™, you can go smooth and sleek or textured and embossed, the choice is yours. Kitchens and bathrooms look great dressed in Caesarstone, but we’re sure you can think of many of more ways to use them. Think feature walls, floors and stairways, or even custom-made furniture. We simply provide the tools for you to put your unique stamp on any room, and create an interior finish which is strikingly different than any other.
Samsung is a company that has become synonymous with enhancing contemporary lifestyles via diverse products that are useful, inspiring, entertaining and always beautiful. For more than 70 years, Samsung has filtered innovative products into almost every facet of society. While you might automatically think of Samsung as a high-tech leader in flat screen TVs, audio-visual and home entertainment components, the company’s products and impact extend into computing, cell phones, construction, medicine and many other areas – including interior design.
Driven by the enduring Samsung ethos of improving peoples’ lives, Samsung Radianz is a typical example of the company’s approach: it combines the beauty of the natural world with scientific insight and engineering. The result is another highly advanced “user friendly”, low maintenance Samsung product that delights for years, while meeting all practical considerations.
Available in jumbo size slabs, tiles and cut to size Terrastone quartz surface can be customized to your needs.
We understand the popularity of Terrastone and to evolve per the demands of the time, we are currently in the process of appointing strategically located new distributors in the US as well as in Canada and welcome any interest.
Manufactured with the state of art technology, Terrastone offers highly durable non-porous quartz surface.
- Avant-garde face of quartz surfaces.
- Slabs in industry defying jumbo size.
- Custom-sized to fit your counter tops and tables.
- Established track record of longevity and durability.
- Stain, scratch, crack and bacteria resistant interface.
- Non porous surface.
- 15 Year Warranty
Silestone by Cosentino is a unique brand – thanks to its properties and characteristics, and because anyone with a Silestone product also automatically becomes one of a kind. Its exclusive nature has enabled it to become a brand linked to the world of fashion and design, associated with the highest levels of innovation and modernity.
On the basis of its undeniable, tangible values, certified by professionals from the world of decoration, design and architecture, Silestone has consolidated its global prestige, with the brand now being present in more than 50 countries.
Hanstone Quartz is the one of the most desirable and practical bench top choices internationally. With more than 40 contemporary colours available with a gloss finish to reflect today’s trends in interior design. Comprising up to 93% natural quartz, Hanstone Quartz is durable, non-porous and highly resistant to stain, scratches and heat. With no sealing is required making HanStone Quartz the perfect low maintenance surface for high traffic areas including kitchens, bathrooms and commercial applications.
Manufactured by HanWha L&C Corporation using the latest Breton technology ensures ORDAN (AUST) PTY LTD can distribute high quality HanStone Quartz product consistent in colour, texture and sheet size. All HanStone Quartz surfaces are backed by a 10 year limited warranty against manufacturers defects.
Zodiaq® Quartz was one of the first quartz surfaces on the market, in 2000. Engineered with pure quartz crystals, quartz countertops from DuPont™ Zodiaq® let you bring the best of both worlds – nature and science — to your kitchen, bath and throughout your home. Made with extremely hard quartz crystals, Zodiaq® keeps its good looks and survives the impact of nicks and cuts that can occur with daily wear and tear, minimizing short and long-term maintenance. Quartz is found in great abundance in the earth – it is naturally hard and scratch-resistant. Quartz even ranks a 7.0 on Moh’s Hardness Scale, which is used to measure the scratch-resistance of a material. Only diamonds, ranking 10, topaz, and sapphire are harder than quartz.
What Our Customers Are Saying
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“We had been wanting granite for a while. Had shopped around for prices, they gave us an estimate, we could not believe the price it was better than we had gotten anywhere. They came on schedule and the workmanship was fantastic. We are so happy with our countertops, they are beautiful.”Jeff & Sarah
“Stone Design Concepts were amazing! Not only did they help me design and select the right product for my kitchen, but they went over and above to make sure i had my renovation done on time. My kitchen looks beautiful! I can’t say enough about how satisfied I am with their work.”Michael & Katie
“The staff at Stone Design Concepts were friendly and professional. The came to our home to look at what we wanted and had some really great ideas that we hadn’t even thought about. We would recommend them to anyone wanting custom granite counter tops!”John & Denise
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I have to seal my granite countertops?
You would want to seal your granite countertops about once a year depending on usage.
How do I know when it’s time to reseal my Granite Countertops?
If you sprinkle a bit of water onto your sealed granite tops and the water absorbs into the granite rather than beading off it is time to reseal. You will be able to tell if it has absorbed into your granite if it gets a bit darker than it was before when you sprinkled it. Usually this will occur in high traffic areas like in front of your sink or beside the stove.
What type of Granite sealer should I use?
There are many different types of Granite sealer on the market right now, we recommend a granite impregnator. This will work its way into the cracks and pores in your granite countertop and prevent foreign material from entering.
Is applying sealer to my granite countertops difficult?
No, it is a very simple process that should take about ten minutes. Even for the DIY novice.
Why does it look like there are pits in my granite countertop?
Pitting is a characteristic of all granites. It is more prominent in some granite types. Pitting is explained as small, sometimes rough pock marks or indentions. This will not affect the durability of your granite.
Why does my granite top look like it has cracks?
These surface cracks are also know in the industry as Fissures. This is common in many granite types and do not in any way effect the integrity of your granite countertops.
What products should I use to clean my Granite countertops?
Use warm water with a mild soap is a great way to clean your granite countertops. Just use a sponge or soapy cloth and follow up with a dry cloth to prevent streaking.
Can I disinfect my Granite countertops?
Use antibacterial Windex or diluted bleach with warm water. Just wipe it on the Granite top and then a warm water cloth to prevent any hazing. Dry it totally with a dry cloth.
Why does my granite countertop feel like there is sand on it?
When there has been an installation in your home there may have been some fine granite dust created that can linger for days. Just clean with the methods outlined above and the problem should be solved.
Why does my granite countertop look hazy?
This is typically from cleaning your granite countertops but not completely drying it. Also it can be caused by using too much soap when cleaning your granite countertops. We recommend using a wet cloth followed by a dry cloth to get rid of the haze. Also sealing with a water based sealer can leave your granite countertops looking hazy.
Why is Granite good for kitchen counters?
Granite very resistant to scratching, staining and cracking and is impervious to the heat in your kitchen. This makes granite a great choice for kitchens work areas.
Can I damage my granite or quartz countertop?
Just like any solid surface you can damage it with blunt force. Granite has a crystalline structure that can chip if hit with sharp hard objects. It can in most cases be fixed with Epoxy.
Can I scratch my Granite countertop?
Typically it is difficult to scratch. It is highly resistant to scratching under ordinary use.
Can I cut directly on the surface of my granite countertop?
Granite is tougher than you knives, we would suggest that you always use a wooden or plastic cutting board to protect your knives from your granite countertop.
Can I burn my Granite countertop?
No, it is very resistant to heat.
Will my kitchen have seams?
Due to the sizes of granite slabs being limited sometime seams are unavoidable. Another determining factor is the ability to get the piece into your house. If you have a u turn at the top of your stairs that may limit our ability to get around the corner with a 120” long piece. This will usually be identified by our template technician.
How much can my granite countertop overhang my cabinets by?
The maximum amount that we recommend unsupported is 12”. DO NOT STAND ON CANTELEVERED PIECES.
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