Italian Granite for Oakville Homes
Italian granite in your Oakville home is easy, once you partner with a
knowledgeable stone supplier. Fortunately, some of the best stone importers and
distributors provide service to the Oakville area! Although granite is quarried
in many countries, including Brazil, India, China, Russia, Spain, Portugal, the
US, and Canada, many stone experts consider Italian granite
to be the finest in the world. That is why you will find a wide
selection of Italian stone at better Ontario stone suppliers.
suitable for floors, countertops, and decorative accents. Granite is super-hard
and extremely durable. It withstands heat, and naturally repels bacteria. When
properly sealed, quality Italian granite will not stain, chip, or scratch. It's
easily cleaned with just a damp cloth followed by a dry cloth.
The number one
use for Italian granite is the kitchen countertop. Slabs are the best choice,
since large slabs avoid the need for seams, although tiles are an excellent
alternative for those working with smaller budgets.
and homeowners choose Italian "Bianco” granite for countertops. Although "bianco”
means "white,” the granite is actually off-white, a neutral shade that's
very versatile. Another popular choice is "Verditalia,” or Italian green
granite. Verditalia has great depth and luminous, dramatic veining. Italian
granite is also available in dozens of other colours and patterns.
Choosing a Slab
granite based on a photograph or a small sample, unless this absolutely
unavoidable. Visiting a stone company's showroom or warehouse is the only way
to choose stone and know for certain what it will look like.
Here are some
hints for shopping for slab Italian granite:
- Choose the granite first. Granite
is elegant, beautiful, and unique. An Italian granite countertop becomes the
focus of any kitchen, and it will tie together all the design elements of the
room if they are compatible. Choosing the stone first is easier than trying to
match granite to other design elements.
- If choosing the granite first is not possible, bring other
design elements for the selection process.If you are forced to select the countertop last, be sure to bring curtain
swatches, paint chips, or wood samples along to the showroom.
- Ask to see granite in various price ranges. Granite has a wide price range, from relatively inexpensive to
premium exotic varieties. There are also thousands of types of granite, so if
none of the Italian varieties are suitable for your lifestyle, décor, or
budget, ask to see granite from other sources.
- Buy slabs in the same "lot.”Granite is quarried in large blocks, or "lots.” If you are covering an island
as well as a countertop, you may well need two slabs. If you do, be sure to
choose slabs from the same lot, preferably slabs with consecutive numbers from
the same lot. This will help to ensure that colour and veining is uniform
throughout the whole area.
Selecting the Right Company