Tumbled Marble and Granite Make the Best Counters and Floors

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tumbled marbleUsing stone finishing products in the home is the way of the future for home building and renovations. Not to say that stone for home use hasn't already been around for hundreds of years, but it is becoming a more mainstream way of completing a kitchen, bath or flooring project, and for good reason.
History of Stone Usage
Stone has been used as a building material since the beginning of mankind. Certain historical sites such as the ancient pyramids and the Coliseum exemplify this fact perfectly. Seeing them still standing today is evidence of their longevity.
Since then, our methods of extracting, refining and finishing stone materials are all that has changed. Choose from granite, marble, tumbled marble, and travertine, to name a few, all of which can instantly give your home a sophisticated, beautiful look that will never go out of style and countertops that will never need to be replaced.
Types of Stone
Granite – Granite is a stone material that is plentiful and widely used. It is largely available in Canada due to the fact that our country is largely comprised of the rock. With a range of colours to choose from, granite is commonly used as countertops in kitchens, bathrooms, and bar areas. It can also be found in tile form to be used as flooring, or wall materials. The main benefit of granite is its indestructible nature (high density and heat resistant) and its ability to insulate.
Marble/Tumbled Marble – Marble is another very common stone used in the forms of countertops, flooring and wall tiles. Marble is known for having many different types of colours and styles to choose from and is able to polish up to a brilliant shine that shows off its many patterns and elegant look. Tumbled marble is a special finish produced by tumbling finished tiles together in a large mixing machine (like a dryer) dulling and chipping the stone for an older look and feel.
Travertine – Travertine is a limestone based rock that is best used as flooring or wall tiles. It comes from rock formations near a natural hot spring or limestone deposit. It mainly comes in lighter colours.
Choosing to install stone in a house, compared to the alternatives is not only a highly fashionable way to decorate, but a way to increase equity in the value of the home. Stone products are naturally a little more costly due to the extraction, manufacturing, delivery and installation process. But because of this, combined with the decades of service it can provide without any noticeable wear and tear, it maintains its worth. Alternative material options in comparison either fall out of style quickly, or break down and get stained or burnt, after only a couple of years of general use.
Get in contact with a local dealer who can facilitate the buying process by helping to make a seamless transition from showroom to the kitchen. Providing full cost information and being able to help guide buyers through the different options available is just beginning to scratch the surface with what they can help customers achieve. They offer additional services such as custom design, home delivery, and installation. They will be happy to hear from you and help get the ball rolling.