Granite Is Popular at
Granite has gone upscale – and indoors. It is now the stone
of choice for kitchen countertops and backsplashes. And granite flooring in
Vaughan homes is booming as a trend because of the stone's advantages of durability. Its density
protects it against chipping, denting and scratching and it's perfect for high-traffic
The preferred use of granite in flooring is with tiles
. These are a blend of
materials but, other than that, are hard to differentiate from larger granite
slabs. Granite tiles also possess all the good attributes of pure stone. Tiles
offer solid protection against damage and are easy to install. They are
versatile in shape – and come in a startling array of colours and patterns.
Granite Is Colourful!
Arguably the most beautiful stone material available to the
public, granite is stunning to look at and immediately gives focus to a
kitchen. It comes in a broad
range of colour bases
and accents and there is always one that will work
perfectly with your décor colour. Because the stone is often speckled with colour, one major consideration
is what kind of natural light do you have in your kitchen, and where does it
fall. Light picks up the fascinating variance in each piece of stone.
Granite falls into six general categories, determined by
their base colours, patterns and shades.
- Azul granite is popular in
kitchens and has beautiful blues, and a stunning shine.
- Black granite is trendy and,
when highly polished, can have a mirror like reflection. Black is a bold
- Gold and copper is outgoing,
bringing a sense of excitement to the kitchen.
- Green comes with a variety of
supporting colours, including aqua and blues, grey and gold. As a result it
will go with a huge range of existing décor choices in the kitchen.
- Rose granite is rare and its
gentle hues will contrast beautifully with darker cabinets or heavier
- White granite can provide a
really sharp contrast to cabinets.
As you research the colour options, you will learn that the
stone comes from quarries all around the world, including Norway, Africa,
Brazil, China, Spain, the United States and, of course, here in Canada. Ask
your dealer about some of the more exotic shades, including Azul Bahia Granite,
Rose Granite and Niagara Gold (which, surprisingly, comes from Africa!)
Find a Dealer with a Wide Range Of Stone
Converting your kitchen floor to granite is not as simple as
heading off to your local big box dealer and coming home with a little Saturday
do-it-yourself job. Granite must be professionally installed
and to get the kind of stone that can create an enduring statement for your
kitchen, you have to go to a specialist.
Find a dealer with a showroom that boasts a substantial
range of granite and try to see the stone in as large a form as possible, so as
to get a true idea of its shading. Look for a company that has been around for
a while, one with a solid reputation. Consider a family operation – they will have
the most at stake to ensure that your choice of granite flooring is the perfect kind for
your Vaughan home.