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Product Showcase: Beyond Marble and Granite

Product showcase – new and noteworthy

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The ultimate matte black accent

Discover amazing new design opportunities with the ultimate matte-black accent for your kitchen. Introducing the Vintera 30, by Blanco – a contemporary farmhouse sink in the company’s latest Silgranit colour, coal black, featuring a slim 6.5-in. apron, generous nine-in. bowl depth, and flushmount installation option. The Vintera is both spacious and sleek. Its flat matte-black colour and smooth silk-matte feel is perfect for those who love bold, contemporary design.

BLANCO CANADA

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NEW JURA E8 PIANO WHITE

The most successful automatic coffee machine in Jura’s history – now easier to use, with an even greater variety of specialities and a more sophisticated design. Buttons on the front of the machine and a modern TFT display make operation incredibly simple. And the integrated maintenance programs and new interchangeable milk spout ensure maximum hygiene.

FAEMA CANADA

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Renovator’s dream shop

Beyond Marble and Granite is committed to finding the ideal kitchen or bath design to suit your budget and lifestyle. Offering a wide selection of quartz and granite countertops, BMG also has a wide selection of mosaics and backsplashes, porcelain tile, faucets, sinks, and more. The team at BMG believes that every project deserves to be a masterpiece, whether big or small. Installing quartz or granite countertops adds value and beauty to any room in your home, office or cottage. Visit the Vaughan showroom for all your renovation needs!

BEYOND MARBLE & GRANITE

beyondmarbleandgranite.com

Custom cabinetry

JH Kitchen is a family-owned business that has been operating for almost 10 years. Their team of experts specialize in custom cabinetry and design, and work with you to meet your every need. From the initial stages of consultation to home visits, follow-ups, and installation, the company is dedicated to working with each and every client to achieve exactly what they envision to be their dream kitchen. JH Kitchen offers the highest quality, with a diverse selection of designs, at the best price. The primary goal is to ensure every customer’s complete satisfaction.

JH KITCHEN

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How to find the best kitchen stone countertops in Toronto

How to find the best kitchen stone countertops in Toronto

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How to find the best kitchen stone countertops in Toronto

In 2020, stone countertops can make a wonderful addition to any kitchen renovation or remodel project. In fact, new stone countertops can easily turn even the dingiest, most outdated kitchens into breath-taking, stylish, executive-looking kitchens.

Whether you choose marble, granite, or quartz countertop, there’s just something about a stone countertop that you won’t find when installing wood or composite countertops.

Stone countertops are timeless, durable and considerably more eye-catching than other materials. And on top of that, kitchen stone countertops are almost guaranteed to add a significant amount of value to your home.

However, you might wonder where the best places are to find stone countertops in Toronto. Rest assured that you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s go over a few tips to help you find the best kitchen stone countertop retailers in Toronto.

How to choose the best place for your stone countertops

When searching for new countertops in the GTA, it’s important to understand that not every store is going to be the best place to purchase your materials.

For example, some stores might offer only the best, top-of-the-line materials, but their prices might be far outside of budget. Or on the other hand, some stores might offer significantly better prices, but they might not offer much in terms of selection. Also, there are some companies, such as stonewizards.ca, that can offer best countertops for your kitchen for a reasonable price. Your goal is to find such companies and deal with them.

Therefore, it’s vital that you shop around and do a bit of research before diving headfirst into your project.

Let’s take a look at the most important factors to consider when shopping around for the best stone countertops in Toronto.

Stay on budget

Obviously, there are dozens of countertop retailers in the GTA. This is exactly why it’s so important to understand that not every one of them is going to keep its customers’ best interests in mind at all times.

In fact, many stone countertop retailers charge significantly more for the same products that can be found at another store for a much cheaper price.

This illustrates why it’s so important to shop around and compare prices before purchasing your countertops from any store.

Before shopping around, make sure to identify your budget range. Then, make a list of a few stores in the area that you might be interested in purchasing from. Finally, contact these stores and get a rough estimate of the cost of your project.

Any companies that give you a quote outside of your budget range, you can automatically dismiss from your list.

Companies that fit within your budget can be shortlisted, and you can move on to researching them and learning about their experience and expertise in the industry.

Choose experience

While being a newer company doesn’t necessarily mean a business doesn’t have the skills or experience needed for the job, it does mean that dealing with them might be a little riskier.

However, it’s vital to ensure that the company you choose to deal with has the necessary experience and know-how when it comes to stone kitchen countertop installation.

When talking to potential retailers, make sure to ask them about their experience, how long they’ve been in business, and what they believe their customers like about their service.

In one way, this might put the salesman on the spot. But if they do indeed have experience and are knowledgeable about stone countertops and installation, they shouldn’t have any trouble answering any questions that you throw at them.

On the other hand, if you ask questions and the salesman stammers or has trouble directly answering your questions, it’s a good indication that you’re not dealing with a knowledgeable or experienced company. And it might be better to contact the next company on your list.

Read reviews

Finally, it’s important to read reviews and get to know what other people are saying about a company.

Think about it this way: When a person takes the time to write a review, they’re not going to lie about how they really feel. This is why it’s important to take some time and do a bit of research.

Before you make a decision, make sure to look up any prospective companies on Google or Facebook, and read through their reviews.

When a customer is satisfied with the services they’ve received, they’re going to be more than happy to share this information and recommend the company to others. On the other hand, when a person is dissatisfied or has had a bad experience, they’re going to be just as adamant about telling other customers.

Just keep in mind that it’s impossible for any company to keep every one of their customers happy all of the time. So, don’t automatically dismiss a company just because you see one or two bad reviews.

However, if you notice that a company has significantly more bad than good reviews, you might want to think twice before choosing them.

The best stone countertops in Toronto

When looking for stone countertops in Toronto, it’s best to take some time and do some research before diving headfirst into your renovation or remodel project.

Toronto is a large city and there are going to be tons of companies to choose from. That’s why you need to learn about your options first in order to find the best supplier for your countertop material.


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Dekton® by Cosentino

Dekton® by Cosentino

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Dekton® by Cosentino

Introducing Two New Marble-Inspired Colours, Opera and Natura 

TORONTO, ON. (November 1, 2017) – Cosentino, the global leader in the production and distribution of surfaces for the world of architecture and design, introduces two new striking colours for its ultra-compact surface brand, Dekton®.

The new additions join Dekton®’s existing Natural and XGloss Natural collections, offering a range of unique designs boasting excellent technical properties expected of the revolutionary ultra-compact surface brand. Created from a sophisticated blend of inorganic materials using an innovative ultra-compaction process, Dekton® has a high resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shock. These benefits ensure its surfaces are durable and very easy to maintain, offering a wealth of possibilities for both internal and external projects, including flooring, façades, wall cladding and countertops.

OPERA:

Part of the Dekton Natural Collection, Opera is inspired by the current desire for marble interiors, taking inspiration from elegant Italian Carrara marble and boasting the extraordinary new soft touch finish from Dekton®, Velvet Texture. Simple, light grey veining adds depth and interest to the creamy white surface for a classic understated finish.

NATURA:

Part of the XGloss Naturals Collection, Natura replicates the style of marble with soft grey veining accentuating the classic white surface, offering a lustrous polished finish. With all the benefits of Dekton®’s technical characteristics, the colour’s reflective nature is due to the nano-technological treatment and mechanical polishing process it undergoes, resulting in a crystal-like shine.

Combined with the strength and stain resistance of Dekton®, the product provides exceptional performance paired with unique characteristics. This includes water repellent properties, ensuring an impressive resistance to stains. The nano-coating process and mechanical polishing also enhances Dekton®’s colour.

About Dekton® by Cosentino

The Dekton® by Cosentino ultra-compact surface is a new and innovative category of surfaces created with the objective of becoming a global leader in the world of architecture and design both for indoor and outdoor spaces.

Dekton® is a sophisticated mixture of the raw materials that is used to manufacture glass, porcelain materials and quartz surfaces. The Dekton® surface can recreate any type of material with a high level of quality. It is manufactured in large format (up to 126 in x 56 in) and thin thicknesses (0.8 cm, 1.2 cm and 2 cm). It as superior technical characteristics: resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains, thermal shock and very low water absorption.

All of these characteristics unique to Dekton® are present thanks to the technology used in its production, which has been developed exclusively by the Cosentino Group’s R&D department. Dekton® is manufactured with Technology of Sinterized Particles (TSP), an innovative ultra-compaction process. This contributes greatly to the fact that Dekton® is a completely revolutionary product; it is durable, very easy to maintain, and has potential for both indoor and outdoor uses including flooring, façades, wall cladding and countertops.

The prestigious architect and designer Daniel Libeskind used Dekton in the creation of “Beyond The Wall”, his only work in the Iberian Peninsula. Dekton® is sponsor of the “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar”, where more than 430,000 sq. ft. of the product have been used in different areas such as the façades, flooring and other coverings.

Dekton XGloss has obtained Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016



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Silestone presents new Eternal Collection in Canada

Silestone presents new Eternal Collection in Canada

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Silestone presents new Eternal Collection in Canada

Cindy Crawford, supermodel and international fashion icon, is the new global brand ambassador for Silestone.
Cindy Crawford, supermodel and international fashion icon, is the new global brand ambassador for Silestone.

Silestone officially introduced its new Eternal Collection in Canada last month during the Interior Design Show in Toronto. Featured in Cosentino’s award-winning booth designed by internationally acclaimed Canadian design firm, Cecconi Simone, the new collection was brought to life through the exhibit’s contemporary applications including a display wall, cladding and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace surround. The Eternal Collection was well received as an ideal alternative to natural stone.

Made up of seven exotic stone-inspired colours, the collection pays homage to some of the world’s most sought-after stones and marbles and offers exquisite natural aesthetics paired with the great durability of Silestone.

Eternal Calacatta Gold captures the essence of Calacatta marble and features large grey veins with a touch of elegant gold detail atop a pure white base.
Eternal Calacatta Gold captures the essence of Calacatta marble and features large grey veins with a touch of elegant gold detail atop a pure white base.
Similar to the elegance of Eternal Calacatta Gold, Eternal Calacatta Classic mirrors a different pattern of grey veining and subdues the golden glints.
Similar to the elegance of Eternal Calacatta Gold, Eternal Calacatta Classic mirrors a different pattern of grey veining and subdues the golden glints.
Eternal Statuario is inspired by classic Italian Carrara marble with fine, feathered veining that combines white and grey tones.
Eternal Statuario is inspired by classic Italian Carrara marble with fine, feathered veining that combines white and grey tones.
Charcoal Soapstone draws inspiration from the natural beauty of blue-grey Soapstone with its contrast between a deep charcoal foundation and the white veining.
Charcoal Soapstone draws inspiration from the natural beauty of blue-grey Soapstone with its contrast between a deep charcoal foundation and the white veining.
Pearl Jasmine takes the movement and sophistication of White Macaubas marble with linear veining, and captures it in durable quartz.
Pearl Jasmine takes the movement and sophistication of White Macaubas marble with linear veining, and captures it in durable quartz.
The soft, grey tone of Eternal Serena comes from the distinguished beauty of Italian sandstone. The fine, gentle white veins provide just the right amount of contrast to the rock-like surface.
The soft, grey tone of Eternal Serena comes from the distinguished beauty of Italian sandstone. The fine, gentle white veins provide just the right amount of contrast to the rock-like surface.
Inspired by Black Marquina marble, Eternal Marquina is striking with its rich, black background and intense, white details.
Inspired by Black Marquina marble, Eternal Marquina is striking with its rich, black background and intense, white details.

The Eternal Collection is Silestone’s first series to feature Cosentino-patented N-Boost technology. This innovation modifies the surface at the molecular level enhancing colour intensity and adds extraordinary lustre. N-Boost also makes the cleaning and maintenance of Silestone surfaces easier than ever thanks to its enhanced water repellent property. As with all Silestone natural quartz surfaces, the Eternal Collection has a high resistance to impact and scratching, is manufactured in large formats and can be incorporated in various home applications.

To see the full Eternal Collection soon available in Canada, please visit
ca.silestone.com/colours/series/eternal-series/jlohjnopn


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