Italian Marble and Granite


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Italian Marble and Granite

Call Us: 716-741-1800

Kitchen Trend Watch

They just won’t go away! White kitchens continue to be a very popular trend in the industry. There are tons of stones that go great with white kitchens. There are light colored granite stones, marble of course, plenty of quartzites, and many different quartz (man-made) stones that look stunning in white kitchens. Check out this great post from HGTV for some inspiration!

White Kitchens from HGTV

Porcelain Countertops from Ciot

Porcelain Countertops from Ciot

We recently hosted an event in which we brought in some new materials from one of our suppliers in Toronto. One of the main features of the event were the slabs of porcelain from Ciot.

Many people are unfamiliar with this man-made stone as a countertop surface, but porcelain is actually a great choice for vanities, shower walls, and even kitchen countertops.  Porcelain ciot

The slabs come in a reduced thickness (6 mm) and are fully polished. Porcelain is heat resistant since the countertops are made while going through temperatures upwards of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, according to These countertops also resist scratches, chipping, cracks, and every day wear and tear.

In conclusion, if you love the look of marble but are wary of the downsides marble possesses (being a softer stone) then porcelain would be a great alternative for your project.

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Preparing for your project

Like many things planning needs to be done when you are getting granite, marble, or any other type of stone.  So here is a list of things to keep in mind when getting your new counter tops

  1. Bring in a layout of your kitchen, bathroom, etc so quotes are generated properly.
  2. Make sure you are ready for your field measure- Cabinets should be installed and level.  If this is a remodel make sure you have your previous is top taken off.
  3. All plumbing fixtures should be ordered before the field measure.  This is important because we cannot re-cut something once it is cut.  So, everything has to be right the first time