Natural Stone
These materials, most specifically granite & marble, have been a very popular choice for many years. Natural stone is quarried throughout the world including Canada. Slabs are cut, sized and polished. They are not impervious to water absorption and require sealing on an annual or semi-annual basis. Being natural materials colour and grain may vary greatly from one slab to the other. Display samples are approximate representations, you should visit the slab supplier to make your final choice.

These materials were the most common type of counter top during the 60's, 70's and 80's, especially for new home builders. They are comprised of a hard laminate material bonded to a particle board substrate. The laminate is imprinted with colour and/or a texture/pattern to produce a wide range of choice including simulated natural stones and woods. Although the surface laminate is impervious to water absorption they are not recommended for undermount sink installations. However they are only about 25% of the cost of natural stone or engineered quartz and may last 20 years or more when properly maintained.

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