Burlington, many new homeowners are installing granite countertops
. There are a number of
excellent reasons for this, including:
- Beauty. Natural
stone is one of the most attractive materials used in building and design. The
timeless beauty of fine stone like granite will endure for generations, and is
associated with fine art and architecture through the ages. Famous contemporary
buildings like the Sydney Opera House, as well as historically significant ones
such as the Roman Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, and St. Paul's
Cathedral feature granite elements.
- Affordability. Recent
decades have brought innovations in the technology used to extract and cut
granite slab. This means that fine stone, once accessible only to the wealthy,
has become far more affordable.
- Durability.Granite is an igneous rock, one of the hardest substances in the world. Granite
is heat resistant, scratch and nick resistant, and rarely cracks or chips.
- Ease of Care. With
proper care, your granite countertops will stay looking as beautiful as when
they were first installed. Granite requires only a damp cloth to wipe up
spills, gentle stone soap for washing, and an annual resealing.
- Variety.Granite is available in nearly every region of the world, and it comes in a
huge variety of colours and patterns. From faintly flecked solid neutral tones
like white, beige, grey, and brown, to deep black veined with gold, or jewel
tones crisscrossed by bold patterning, there is a granite for every taste and
Stone, Fabrication, and Installation
choosing a supplier, look for one that provides service from start to finish.
Better stone suppliers maintain a showroom containing hundreds if not thousands
of stone slabs to choose from. Knowledgeable staff should be able to help you
select the stone that works best for your home
next step is fabrication. It's important for you to find a supplier who can
also do the fabrication and installation of your granite slab. Trying to deal
with different companies for different aspects of the process can be
frustrating, and often leads to miscommunication. Find a stone supplier that
fabricates using CNC technology. Computer aided design (CAD) works with CNC
saws, milling machines, and routers to ensure that your countertop is cut to
precise measurements. CNC technology is much more efficient than other types of
processing, making it possible to do work that used to take days in just a few
for different types of edges are often more numerous with CNC stone
fabrication; the type of finish and the type of edge used on countertops can
really affect their appearance. Common edges include simple ones such as the
straight edge, the bevel, and the waterfall edge, but also more ornate edges
like the ogee, the bullnose, or combinations such as the ogee bullnose, or the
waterfall setback. Another aspect that affects appearance is the finish. The
three most common granite finishes are:
- Polish, a very shiny, glossy finish.
- Honed or matte, a smooth but less slippery finish.
- Leathered, a specialty finish where the stone looks
Bring the beauty of natural
granite to your Burlington home today!