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With So Much Choice – How to Choose?

If you like an abundance of choice, buying stone is a consumer's paradise. The best kitchen countertops in North York can use marble, granite, or quartz. There's even an exciting new synthetic material, ECO by Cosentino ® that combines all the best qualities of stone. What's a would-be home renovator to do?

The Benefits of Marble

Without question, marble conveys prestige. It has brought the finishing touch to buildings over the ages – from palaces to cathedrals. Marble has been used extensively in the interior of banks to suggest wealth, and this has been carried over into  homes for the same reason. Marble announces that you have "arrived” financially.
Just as important, it is a great practical choice for countertops.
Consider its design flexibility. Marble is beautiful and comes in an incredible array of colours. Italy gives us the milky white of Carrara and Ireland has its famous Connemara green. Marble also comes in  rose, pink, and black. It can work with any interior colour scheme and works just as well in a modern home as it does in a traditional setting.
Marble's glossy surface and gorgeous swirling striations are pleasing to the eye. So too is its uniqueness; no two pieces area alike and you will never go to another home and see a countertop quite like yours.
In the kitchen, the glossy, impermeable surface of marble makes it hypo-allergenic and resistant to bacteria. Its sanitary surface also remains cool and thus is perfect for the preparation of many foods.
The negatives are few. It can chip and scratch, so a cutting board is needed. Marble does require periodic resealing to retain its beauty; if uncoated it can cloud. It will stain unless regularly cleaned. Hot items should not be placed directly on marble, as it will scorch; pads or trivets are recommended.

Start Small Before You Go for the Design Glory!

If you are a tentative renovator – moving forward gingerly one item at a time – then beginning with countertops is the perfect beginning. Start small, perhaps just with your bathroom vanity counter or a wet-bar top. Both are surfaces that need to be quickly and easily cleaned, and the impermeable, glossy surface of marble suits that. Small countertops can have a "wow factor” effect that far outweighs their size. An ordinary washroom can be transformed with a just a few square feet of marble.
Talk to your dealer. Many have "remnants” – stone pieces that are left over from other jobs. These are less expensive but perfectly suitable for smaller jobs, like that bathroom vanity. Start simple, then add a few other marble accents to the room – perhaps a window ledge or shelf. Consider a backsplash to the bathtub or vanity. Stand back and admire the transformation your bathroom countertop has created to that humble room…
And then think about the great things marble can do for your kitchen countertop!

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