Interstone Natural Stone products http://engage.interstone.ca Investing in a kitchen or bathroom renovation is a wise idea, especially when using natural stone such as granite or marble to add that extra sparkle and class to your space. Creative Uses For Marble and Granite http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/creative-uses-for-marble-and-granite-2198 12/8/2015 10:47:46 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Creative Uses For Marble and Granite&nbsp; &nbsp; Hi! &nbsp; What are some creative and interesting ways that I can use stones like marble and granite in/around my home in Toronto?</div> Natural Stone Marble and Granite Cost Toronto http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/natural-stone-marble-and-granite-cost-toronto-2199 12/8/2015 10:52:01 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Natural Stone Marble and Granite Cost Toronto &nbsp; I was looking into getting some marble tiles in Toronto, for my floor and noticed that it is much more expensive than ceramic flooring. &nbsp; Why is that so? &nbsp; What is it about&nbsp;natural stones such as marble and granite, that make it so expensive to purchase?</div> Marble Tile Colours Toronto http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-tile-colours-toronto-2200 12/8/2015 11:05:31 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Marble Tile Colours Toronto &nbsp; When purchasing marble tiles for my home in Toronto, what should I be considering to make sure that I pick the correct one for me? &nbsp; What marble tile colours should I be looking for?</div> Mosaic Backsplashes Difficult to Clean http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/mosaic-backsplashes-difficult-to-clean-2201 12/8/2015 11:06:41 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Mosaic Backsplashes Difficult to Clean &nbsp; I heard that mosaic backsplashes are quite difficult to clean. &nbsp; Is there any kind of sealant I can use to make sure that it does not get dirty in the first place?</div> Ideal Thickness For Granite Kitchen Countertops http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/ideal-thickness-for-granite-kitchen-countertops-2202 12/8/2015 11:11:29 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Ideal Thickness For Granite Kitchen Countertops &nbsp; What is the ideal thickness for granite countertops to make it look the best in my kitchen?</div> Shopping For Natural Stone For Countertops http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/shopping-for-natural-stone-for-countertops-2203 12/8/2015 11:21:37 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Shopping For Natural Stone For Countertops &nbsp; What should I be looking for when I am shopping for natural stone for countertops, tiles, etc.?</div> Maintaining Smooth Natural Stone Countertops http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/maintaining-smooth-natural-stone-countertops-2204 12/8/2015 11:23:45 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Maintaining Smooth Natural Stone Countertops &nbsp; How do you get your natural stone countertops to be so smooth? &nbsp; Is there any action needed to maintain the smoothness throughout the life of the countertops?&nbsp;</div> Will Heating Ruin The Natural Stone http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/will-heating-ruin-the-natural-stone-2205 12/8/2015 11:26:21 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Will Heating Ruin Natural Stone? &nbsp; I love using my computer on my natural stone island in my kitchen, especially when cooking. But, my laptop tends to heat up a lot. Should I be worried that the stone will become ruined by the heat?&nbsp;</div> How do I test my outdoor granite countertops for sealant? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/how-do-i-test-my-outdoor-granite-countertops-for-sealant-2188 12/8/2015 10:17:28 AM <div class='rsscontent'>How do I test my outdoor granite countertops for sealant? &nbsp; I have recently renovated my outdoor bar countertop; it is now granite. &nbsp; I didn&rsquo;t think to ask at the time about whether or not it has been sealed or if it needs to be at all. &nbsp; How do I test to see if it has/or hasn&rsquo;t been sealed? Is it really necessary for the winter months if I will be covering everything up?</div> Long Lasting Marble Countertops http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/long-lasting-marble-countertops-2197 12/8/2015 10:46:42 AM <div class='rsscontent'>What is the lifespan of long lasting marble countertops? How frequently would I have to replace marble countertops?</div> Outdoor Backyard Countertop Renovation in Toronto http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/outdoor-backyard-countertop-renovation-in-toronto-2196 12/8/2015 10:42:27 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I am currently renovating the backyard of my home in Toronto and would like to add a countertop to my deck to help with my summer barbecues. I was wondering what the best material for my outdoor countertop would be. I want to make sure it survives the harsh Toronto winter!</div> Marble and Granite surface finishes maintenance and aftercare http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-and-granite-surface-finishes-maintenance-and-aftercare-2195 12/8/2015 10:41:32 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I have noticed that there are various different types of surface finishes for both marble and granite. Is one surface finish easier to maintain than the other? What are some of the things I need to keep in mind regarding maintenance and aftercare when deciding which surface finish I want to go with?</div> Mosaic tiles in the bathroom, are they high maintenance? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/mosaic-tiles-in-the-bathroom-are-they-high-maintenance-2194 12/8/2015 10:40:11 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I have been wanting to update the look of my shower interior in our master bathroom. I am very much interested in the look of the mosaic tiles but worry about the upkeep they may need. Are mosaic tiles high maintenance? What kinds of products are available to ensure I keep the tiles looking their best?&nbsp; Does Interstone offer some tips on maintenance and upkeep as part of the product selection process?</div> Marble tiles thick or thin? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-tiles-thick-or-thin-2193 12/8/2015 10:38:46 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I know there are many different types of marble tiles and they vary in style, thickness and dimensions. I was wanting to know how much impact on durability thin tiles have vs thick tiles. Does one style tend to last longer than the other or is it just preference?</div> Quartz vs Granite which is more environmentally friendly? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/quartz-vs-granite-which-is-more-environmentally-friendly-2192 12/8/2015 10:34:38 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I have been looking into redoing my Ottawa home in a way that would be more environmentally friendly. I want to start redoing the kitchen soon and would like to know which of the two, Quartz or Granite, is more environmentally friendly when it comes to the process of manufacturing or harvesting raw materials.</div> Engineered stone Vs natural stone http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/engineered-stone-vs-natural-stone-2191 12/8/2015 10:33:02 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I have been wanting to change things up in my kitchen. My wife and I own a home in Toronto and can&rsquo;t seem to agree upon which type of stone to choose. She says that natural stone will look far more elegant and is similarly priced to engineered stone but I want engineered stone because I have heard it is more environmentally friendly and cost effective. Is this true? Is engineered stone the better choice or should I just let her have her way</div> Marble and granite hardness ratings, which is better? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-and-granite-hardness-ratings-which-is-better-2190 12/8/2015 10:28:03 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I have heard that there are different ratings in stone hardness for both granite and marble stones. How do I know which is suitable for certain areas in my home? Will one type of hardness rating be better in one area than the other? Say the kitchen vs the bathroom?</div> Marble vs limestone mosaic patterns in the bathroom http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-vs-limestone-mosaic-patterns-in-the-bathroom-2186 12/8/2015 10:14:30 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I am thinking about renovating the bathroom in my Toronto home and have come across the mosaic pattern options. I am trying to decide between limestone tile and Marble tile and need to know which of the two would be better suited for the bathroom. Will one type of stone last longer in this area of my home than the other? Is there no real difference?&nbsp;</div> What is Bio color for quartz compact? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/what-is-bio-color-for-quartz-compact-2187 12/8/2015 10:15:26 AM <div class='rsscontent'>My husband and I recently moved into a condo in the downtown Toronto area, it&rsquo;s very different from the sub-urban home we once lived in and I am looking to personalize it more to my liking. I came across your Quartz compact section and am interested in knowing more info about the bio colors that are available. What are bio colors and how do they differ from the other options that are listed? Is the bio color option more environmentally frie</div> Mosaic tiles in my laundry room, tips for aftercare and maintenance. http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/mosaic-tiles-in-my-laundry-room-tips-for-aftercare-and-maintenance-2189 12/8/2015 10:19:13 AM <div class='rsscontent'>We just purchased a home in Ottawa and have upgraded everything in our laundry room including the flooring, which is now a mosaic limestone pattern. Seeing as the laundry room is one of the most used rooms in the house and spills and the like tend to occur, is there anything that can be done to ensure cleanliness of the flooring? Any general maintenance tips?</div> Toronto Marble Slabs: Classic Elegance for Your Home http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/toronto-marble-slabs-classic-elegance-for-your-home-1472 9/22/2015 12:13:22 PM <div class='rsscontent'>A visit to your local Toronto area marble slabs showroom will offer a unique glimpse at one of the oldest, and most exquisite forms of natural art this world has to offer. The preferred material for sculptors of the ancient, Renaissance, and modern eras, marble is a stone of historically-renowned beauty and elegance. &nbsp; Countertops with a Lineage &nbsp; Marble &ndash; the English word being a derivative of the Greek root for &ldquo;shining&r</div> Toronto Granite Slabs: For Strength and Beauty http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/toronto-granite-slabs-for-strength-and-beauty-1471 9/22/2015 12:09:45 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Let us imagine, if only for a brief moment of indulgence, that granite slabs were more than just stone - more than countertops or tiles, more than a beautifully practical facet of so many kitchens and bathrooms in the Toronto area. Let&rsquo;s pretend granite was a living, breathing thing. What do you see? What lies behind the shimmering, crystalline surface, or in the strong, fluid lines, the flowing colours, and sublime details? In the world of</div> Toronto Marble Slabs for Increasing the Value of the Home http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/toronto-marble-slabs-for-increasing-the-value-of-the-home-1470 9/22/2015 12:06:47 PM <div class='rsscontent'>For a kitchen, marble counter and island tops not only brighten a room but are the ideal finishing for those who love to cook. The smooth, bacteria-resistant surface is perfect for baking and cooking, and its heat-resistant feature means never having to worry about leaving a burn mark. It is easily wiped clean and maintains is crisp, clean appearance no matter what damage a household has inflicted with food. Marble floors are durable and elegant,</div> Toronto marble slabs, home improvement project, countertops, home finishings, http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/toronto-marble-slabs-home-improvement-project-countertops-home-finishings-1469 9/22/2015 12:03:42 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Marble slabs are an elegant addition to any Toronto home, and give an impression of crisp sophistication to guests. Marble is a timeless and beautiful option dating back to ancient Greece. &nbsp; However, many people who are considering marble for their next home improvement project wonder if marble slabs are high maintenance. &nbsp; For countertops and home finishes, when properly selected and installed, marble never loses its refined sparkle n</div> Looking for Durable Stylish Finishings? Discover Toronto Granite Slabs. http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/looking-for-durable-stylish-finishings-discover-toronto-granite-slabs-1468 9/22/2015 12:00:09 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Toronto granite slabs are generally sold to fabricators, or directly to the consumer from suppliers. This ensures the customer gets the best possible product to reflect their unique tastes. It can be used for installation in the home in a variety of ways outside of the traditional kitchen countertops and flooring, including bathroom vanities, dining tabletops, and bar tops. In addition to being useful for high-traffic areas of the house, granite </div> Choosing the Right Granite Slabs for Your Toronto Home! http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/choosing-the-right-granite-slabs-for-your-toronto-home-1467 9/22/2015 11:56:42 AM <div class='rsscontent'>From the Ancient Tombs and the Great Pyramids in Egypt to the wondrous Stonehenge in England, and even the Presidential faces of Mount Rushmore, granite is popular for its beauty and durability &ndash; but you don&rsquo;t have to travel to the ends of the earth to find it! Granite slabs are easily accessible from Toronto suppliers and can be used in your home renovations. Flooring, countertops, dining tabletops, mouldings, vanities and even tiles</div> Toronto marble slabs, floors, mouldings, tabletops, counters, restorations, renovations. http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/toronto-marble-slabs-floors-mouldings-tabletops-counters-restorations-renovations-1466 9/22/2015 11:53:10 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Sculpting Toronto Marble Slabs Marble was favored by Roman and Greek architects and even legendary sculptors like Michaelangelo and DaVinci because of its versatility.&nbsp; In fact, some of the most well-known structures and famous works of art began with a simple marble slab. Furthermore, because no two stones are alike, any way you choose to use marble slabs will give your home an inherent uniqueness no painting or sculpture can.&nbsp; Toront</div> Marble Slabs for Toronto Homeowners is Nature’s Own Art http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-slabs-for-toronto-homeowners-is-nature-s-own-art-1465 9/22/2015 11:50:16 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Marble Slabs for Toronto Homeowners Many people go in to painstaking detail when they choose how to decorate and personalize their homes with art &ndash; picking the right painting, or selecting the right sculpture to display &ndash; but it probably does not occur to most that Mother Nature is one of our greatest artists. Evidence can be found when looking at one of her greatest masterpieces &ndash; marble. Used in many types of construction for</div> Granite Slabs Fabrication in the GTA http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-slabs-fabrication-in-the-gta-1452 9/22/2015 10:04:06 AM <div class='rsscontent'>What is meant by &ldquo;fabrication&rdquo; for granite slab countertops? Do I need a &ldquo;fabricator,&rdquo; and if so, how do I find one in the GTA?</div> Shopping for Marble Slabs in Toronto http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/shopping-for-marble-slabs-in-toronto-1461 9/22/2015 11:24:21 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Shopping for Marble Slabs in Toronto Now that you&rsquo;ve decided upon illustrious marble for your fabulous new backsplash and kitchen countertops, it&rsquo;s important to take the time to do the research before you buy. &nbsp;Selecting the right type and tone of marble slabs that will be both functional and beautiful in your home is a major investment, so it&rsquo;s vital to ensure that you&rsquo;re working with a professional, specialized and </div> Granite Slabs for Toronto Homes: Edge Profiles http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-slabs-for-toronto-homes-edge-profiles-1451 9/22/2015 9:55:48 AM <div class='rsscontent'>We&rsquo;re thinking of renovating our kitchen and installing granite slab countertops. What&rsquo;s the best way to choose an edge profile?</div> Granite Slab for Toronto Kitchens http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-slab-for-toronto-kitchens-1450 9/22/2015 9:49:37 AM <div class='rsscontent'>It seems like every article about kitchen renovation that I read mentions installing granite countertops. Why is granite so popular?</div> Marble Slab in the GTA http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-slab-in-the-gta-1449 9/22/2015 9:45:13 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Is there anyone who has purchased white marble slab in the GTA that can tell me about their experience with it? I love the look of it, but some of the things I am reading make me wonder if it&rsquo;s too high-maintenance.</div> Granite and Marble Slabs in the GTA http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-and-marble-slabs-in-the-gta-1457 9/22/2015 10:48:21 AM <div class='rsscontent'>We&rsquo;re redoing the house we just bought and putting in a galley kitchen. Should we go with an engineered stone countertop, or should we consider spending a bit more for marble and granite slab? Does anyone in the GTA have advice for us?</div> Marble Slab in Toronto http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-slab-in-toronto-1445 9/22/2015 9:41:39 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I want to install marble slab countertops, but I&rsquo;m wondering about the price differences I&rsquo;m finding while researching Toronto stone suppliers. Why do the prices vary so much?</div> Marble Shower Bench http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-shower-bench-1440 9/21/2015 1:59:48 PM <div class='rsscontent'>I am looking to renovate my shower and add in a built in shower bench/seat. Would a natural stone like marble be a good fit for this project?</div> See the Full Slab for Complete Satisfaction http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/see-the-full-slab-for-complete-satisfaction-1464 9/22/2015 11:45:35 AM <div class='rsscontent'>In nature, every stone is different. That&rsquo;s why it&rsquo;s absolutely essential to visit a showroom in the GTA where you can view the full granite or marble slab before making your choice. Don&rsquo;t trust the small samples because they can be inaccurate. They can sorely misrepresent the incredible variations and shifts in colours, textures and patterns in one single slab of rock. Only by viewing the slab will you be able to get a complete</div> Granite Colours http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-colours-1439 9/21/2015 1:56:47 PM <div class='rsscontent'>What type of colours occur in granite naturally? IS there synthetically coloured granite? I would like to focus on getting the stone in its pure form without any synthetic changes and I would like to know if there is a good way to tell if the stone has been enhanced chemically.</div> Natural Art for the Home - Marble and Granite Slabs GTA http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/natural-art-for-the-home-marble-and-granite-slabs-gta-1462 9/22/2015 11:30:22 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Budgeting for Marble Many factors will clearly impact the cost of your marble countertops and backsplashes. These include everything from sizing, edging design, and the installation of sinks and faucets. In terms of aesthetics, consumers can choose from a wide range of styles for finished edges of marble countertops. Do you want an eased or bevel finish? How about a demi, half or a full bullnose? Other choices include ogee, triple pencil and wate</div> Mosaic Backsplash Installation http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/mosaic-backsplash-installation-1438 9/21/2015 1:53:37 PM <div class='rsscontent'>I wanted to install a mosaic backsplash in my kitchen. But, I am afraid that dirt will build up in between the tiles. How can I make sure that this is not an issue? Is there any treatment to ensure that no bacteria grow as well?</div> Granite kitchen Countertop Sealer http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-kitchen-countertop-sealer-1437 9/21/2015 1:50:03 PM <div class='rsscontent'>How difficult is it to apply a sealant to natural stone? Is it something that I could do myself or is there a specialist who can apply it for me? Also, what type of sealant should I be using for my granite countertop in my kitchen?</div> Moisture Damage on Marble Countertops http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/moisture-damage-on-marble-countertops-1436 9/21/2015 1:47:06 PM <div class='rsscontent'>I am worried about how my marble countertop in my bathroom will react with moisture. So, how do marble countertops get affected by moisture?</div> Granite and Marble Slabs in the GTA http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-and-marble-slabs-in-the-gta-1456 9/22/2015 10:37:06 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Where are the best places to shop for stone countertops in the GTA? I&rsquo;m looking at either granite or marble slab, and want to make sure I&rsquo;m getting quality, but not paying too much.</div> Bathroom Backsplash Ideas http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/bathroom-backsplash-ideas-1435 9/21/2015 1:44:03 PM <div class='rsscontent'>My home in Cabbage Town, Toronto is a gem I take great pride in and I am in the process on planning the remodelling of my bathroom. I was looking into different options for my bathroom vanity backsplash. Where can I find the types of bathroom backsplash stone that Interstone offers for inspiration?</div> Natural Art for the Home - Marble and Granite Slabs GTA http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/natural-art-for-the-home-marble-and-granite-slabs-gta-1463 9/22/2015 11:42:53 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Natural Art for the Home&nbsp; For homeowners in the GTA, natural stone slabs such as marble or granite are incredibly versatile, stylish and durable ways to showcase the earth&rsquo;s natural beauty in their homes. The complex, layered textures and colours of marble and granite can not only enhance your d&eacute;cor, but add significant value to your property. Whether it&rsquo;s for elegant kitchen countertops, stunning backsplashes, modern van</div> Granite Countertop Maintenance Costs http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-countertop-maintenance-costs-1434 9/21/2015 1:39:31 PM <div class='rsscontent'>What are the long-term costs associated with keeping and maintaining a granite countertop?</div> Can granite countertops scratch? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/can-granite-countertops-scratch-1433 9/21/2015 1:36:04 PM <div class='rsscontent'>We just recently installed granite counter tops in our home. When cooking, I typically like using a chopping board to make sure that my countertop does not get damaged (before, I used to have Formica). But, a friend of mine mentioned that granite countertops do not scratch easily. Is this true? Can I get rid of my chopping board and begin using my counters instead of the chopping board without fear of damaging them?</div> Granite and Marble Slabs for Toronto Kitchens http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-and-marble-slabs-for-toronto-kitchens-1455 9/22/2015 10:31:50 AM <div class='rsscontent'>We&rsquo;re trying to sell our house. What can we do to make sure we get the best price for it?</div> Island Dining Table from Carrara Marble http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/island-dining-table-from-carrara-marble-1432 9/21/2015 1:32:17 PM <div class='rsscontent'>We are planning to add an island dining table to our kitchen. Our countertops are made from white Carrara marble &ndash; would you advise we use the same marble for our dining table top or go with another natural stone to contrast?</div> Choosing the Right Natural Stone Slab for Your Toronto Home http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/choosing-the-right-natural-stone-slab-for-your-toronto-home-1460 9/22/2015 11:16:31 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Be Informed With a number of different styles and characteristics to consider, choosing the right natural stone slab for your Toronto home can seem like a daunting task. Before making your purchase, it&rsquo;s best to familiarize yourself with the benefits and characteristics of a number of different types of natural stone. Being well-informed and knowing your options is the first step to finding the best possible type of stone for your home. &nb</div> Marble Stairs Safety http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/marble-stairs-safety-1430 9/21/2015 12:22:56 PM <div class='rsscontent'>I would like to install a marble staircase in my new home. However, I have heard that marble can be very slippery and dangerous as stairs. Is there something that I can do to ensure that I am safe when I have my stairs installed? &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> Heated Stone Tile Flooring http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/heated-stone-tile-flooring-1429 9/21/2015 12:17:54 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Toronto winters can be really unpleasant, making my kitchen floor really chilly, especially in the mornings. I want to redo the floors that I have in my kitchen with entirely new tile and add on heated floors as well. What would be the best type of stone for me to use in my kitchen for heated flooring?</div> Granite and Marble Slab in Toronto http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-and-marble-slab-in-toronto-1454 9/22/2015 10:27:06 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Can anyone help? I want something dramatic for the kitchen countertops of our house in the Annex in Toronto, but don&rsquo;t know if granite or marble slab is best, or if I should go for engineered stone.</div> Stone Slab Walls in Master Bathroom http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/stone-slab-walls-in-master-bathroom-1428 9/21/2015 12:13:11 PM <div class='rsscontent'>I was looking into having a stone slab wall in my master bathroom, behind my tub. However, I do not have much experience with the current design trends. What type of stone should I be looking for? Should I even be looking for a stone slab wall when the tile that I have is stone as well?</div> Modern Stone Fireplace Ideas http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/modern-stone-fireplace-ideas-1427 9/21/2015 12:07:01 PM <div class='rsscontent'>I recently moved into a new home in Toronto and I am looking to remodel the existing fireplace to better match a modern and clean feel. I want to keep things simple but striking and would like to have a stone fireplace. What is the best type of stone to use for my fireplace to keep my home looking modern and impressive? &nbsp; Thank you</div> Natural Stone Slabs in the GTA – Installation and Fabrication http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/natural-stone-slabs-in-the-gta-installation-and-fabrication-1459 9/22/2015 11:11:24 AM <div class='rsscontent'> Once you&rsquo;ve decided on a type of stone and have reserved a specific slab, it&rsquo;s time to hire a professional contractor and fabricator. The fabricator will determine precisely how much stone is required for your given project, take care of the necessary measurements, cut, polish, and finish the stone according to your preferences and specifications. The fabricator can also recommend specific uses for any extra tiles or pieces that may </div> Heat Resistant Countertop http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/heat-resistant-countertop-1426 9/21/2015 12:02:07 PM <div class='rsscontent'>I just bought a small bachelor pad in Toronto and I am looking to do some renovations. When I cook, I want to have the ability to put any dish from the stove on to my counter top without worrying about putting a hot mat. Is there a heat resistant countertop material that will enable me to do that?</div> Granite Slab Countertops in the GTA http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/granite-slab-countertops-in-the-gta-1453 9/22/2015 10:19:58 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Help! We want granite countertops, but aren&rsquo;t sure where to source them in the GTA.</div> Quartz Compac vs Quartzite http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/quartz-compac-vs-quartzite-1425 9/21/2015 11:54:21 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I have been looking into different materials for counter tops and I have a question regarding the different types of material you can use for counter tops. What is the difference between Quartz Compac and Quartzite?</div> Stone Products Installation http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/stone-products-installation-1424 9/21/2015 11:19:24 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Does Interstone also help with the installation of any products that I purchase?</div> Using Natural Stone Slab to Renovate Your GTA Home – Visit a Showroom! http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/using-natural-stone-slab-to-renovate-your-gta-home-visit-a-showroom-1458 9/22/2015 11:01:16 AM <div class='rsscontent'> When it comes time to build a new home or renovate an existing one, the decision to use natural stone slab in your GTA home is one that will benefit you in a number of different ways. Whether you&rsquo;re aiming to raise the resale value of the property, increase the functionality of your kitchen space, or simply add to the overall aesthetic of the home, the right natural stone slab can bring out the best in your living space.&nbsp; &nbsp; Visi</div> How Much Stone Backsplash Should I Order? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/how-much-stone-backsplash-should-i-order-1423 9/21/2015 11:14:52 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I am purchasing a stone back splash that I shall be installing myself in my kitchen. How much extra should I be purchasing if I want to cover 20 square feet? Is there a rule of thumb that I can follow whenever I order stone back splashes? &nbsp; Thanks!</div> Custom Mosaic Tile Bathroom Floors http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/custom-mosaic-tile-bathroom-floors-704 6/23/2015 11:40:59 AM <div class='rsscontent'>We&rsquo;re building our dream home, and would like to make custom mosaic tile spreads in each of our three bathrooms. We&rsquo;ve seen a few designs online, and are looking for a natural stone distributor for GTA bathroom renovations. Would Interstone be able to provide different mosaic samples before we purchase everything for our bathrooms?</div> Outdoor Application For Marble Or Granite Tiles http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/outdoor-application-for-marble-or-granite-tiles-848 7/3/2015 4:00:25 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Can your marble/granite tiles be used for outdoor application? If so, what are the steps that I need to take? Will the water ruin the adhesion?</div> Difference Between Granite and Marble http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/difference-between-granite-and-marble-1055 7/27/2015 11:34:43 AM <div class='rsscontent'>What is the main difference between marble and granite? I&rsquo;m interested in renovating my kitchen but I don&rsquo;t know which would be better. I&rsquo;m debating between Brazilian Granite and Italian Marble. Is there one better suited for a kitchen than the other? &nbsp; Thank you, &nbsp; Meghan</div> Why Do I Only See Tiles on Baths and Kitchens? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/why-do-i-only-see-tiles-on-baths-and-kitchens-1057 7/27/2015 11:36:52 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Hi Interstone, I&rsquo;ve been looking into bathroom and kitchen renovations, and have been wondering why the only flooring that is offered is tiles? I like the look of Italian marble and granite. Are there any other options offered for bathroom floors? &nbsp; Thanks! &nbsp; - Nola</div> Light Coloured Granite Enlarges The Look of a Small Kitchen http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/light-coloured-granite-enlarges-the-look-of-a-small-kitchen-1233 8/26/2015 3:40:24 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/light-coloured-granite-enlarges-the-look-of-a-small-kitchen-1233'><img src='http://rwardz.com/userfile/userupload/20/1233-light-colored-granite-enlarges-the-look-of-a-small-kitchen..png?maxwidth=800&maxheight=600' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'>We chose &ldquo;Delicatus White&rdquo; granite from Interstone Ottawa for our kitchen counters.&nbsp; Our space feels bigger than it was with our previous darker countertop.&nbsp; We even chose our backsplash material from Interstone.&nbsp; They not only have great customer service, they also sell sealers, cleaners, and enhancers with which to treat our countertops.&nbsp; They are truly a one-stop shop. &nbsp; Jane McAllister, Ottawa, Ontario &nb</div> “Arara Blue” 3cm Granite For An Outdoor Kitchen http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/-arara-blue-3cm-granite-for-an-outdoor-kitchen-1235 8/26/2015 3:47:03 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/-arara-blue-3cm-granite-for-an-outdoor-kitchen-1235'><img src='http://rwardz.com/userfile/userupload/20/1235-“arara-blue”-3cm-granite-for-an-outdoor-kitchen.png?maxwidth=800&maxheight=600' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'>Granite makes a bold and classy statement in any outdoor kitchen.&nbsp; It can withstand all seasons and the weather we can get.&nbsp; We made sure that it was well sealed and we will follow-up with yearly sealing on our own.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s an easy process.&nbsp; Just ask anyone at Interstone and they will explain it to you no problem.&nbsp; This stone has an amazing pattern, and as you can see, the sealed finished product really repels water! </div> Can I use an entire slab for a fireplace? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/can-i-use-an-entire-slab-for-a-fireplace-1234 8/26/2015 3:43:38 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/can-i-use-an-entire-slab-for-a-fireplace-1234'><img src='http://rwardz.com/userfile/userupload/20/1234-can-i-use-an-entire-slab-for-a-fireplace.png?maxwidth=800&maxheight=600' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'>Why not just go ahead and make a serious focal point to enhance a simple fireplace?&nbsp; Interstone provided us with this exotic slab of &ldquo;Baricado&rdquo; granite to surround our fireplace insert.&nbsp; This gives our family room the panache and &ldquo;wow factor&rdquo; it was previously lacking.&nbsp; We look in one direction and see our beautiful waterfront view through our large windows, and then we turn around and enjoy our classy firep</div> Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation Time Estimation http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/bathroom-and-kitchen-renovation-time-estimation-1058 7/27/2015 11:37:14 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Hi Interstone, we&rsquo;re looking into remodeling our kitchen and bathrooms, specifically using Italian marble for our kitchen, ceramic tiles for a kitchen backsplash, and bathroom granite countertops. Based on when we place our order, how quickly can the products be delivered?&nbsp;</div> Mosaic Natural Stone Backsplash Ideas for My Kitchen http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/mosaic-natural-stone-backsplash-ideas-for-my-kitchen-1059 7/27/2015 11:37:25 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I recently bought a fixer-upper in Toronto and I am planning on renovating my kitchen. I am looking at different options for my backsplash. One thing that truly has got my interest is using a stone mosaic backsplash. But, I am really worried that the unevenness of the stone will make it difficult to clean in the long run. What are my options to make sure that this is not an issue?</div> Different Granite Colours http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/different-granite-colours-735 6/24/2015 12:48:52 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Does granite typically come in a variety of colours? I&rsquo;ve seen granite colours that range from dark blacks to reds and blues. Is this a natural colour, or is it man made? Does this diminish the quality of the granite in any way? &nbsp; Thanks, Pixie</div> Pure Marble Slab for Bathroom Showers http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/pure-marble-slab-for-bathroom-showers-1060 7/27/2015 11:37:42 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Hello, I saw your post of the Pure Marble Slab for Master Bath, and I&rsquo;d like to do something similar. I&rsquo;m just confused of how the marble would be maintained, as it can easily absorb water and leave water spots and etches. &nbsp; Thank you, &nbsp; Ms. Campbell</div> Are Granite Kitchen Tops Prone to Stain http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/are-granite-kitchen-tops-prone-to-stain-1061 7/27/2015 11:38:07 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I heard granite stain fairly easily because the material is porous. What do I do if I get it stained? Is there a way to coat it with some kind of layer so that it won&rsquo;t stain in the future?</div> Stone or Porcelain Floor Benefits? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/stone-or-porcelain-floor-benefits-1062 7/27/2015 11:39:17 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I have a property in Toronto and am planning to redo my floors. What is the advantage of using marble tiles over other materials?</div> What is the average life expectancy of granite counter tops? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/what-is-the-average-life-expectancy-of-granite-counter-tops-1063 7/27/2015 11:40:21 AM <div class='rsscontent'>What is the average life expectancy of a granite counter top? Is it true that though granite is a durable material, the corners can chip away easily? Is there anything I can do to preserve and protect the beauty of the natural stone?</div> Stone or Porcelain Floor Benefits http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/stone-or-porcelain-floor-benefits-705 6/23/2015 11:43:51 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Natural stone tiles are definitely more beautiful to look at! A great advantage is that marble tiles are easy to cut and shape. This means that you can fill awkward shapes and corners with much ease, as opposed to porcelain tiles which are much more difficult to deal with. This benefit will definitely help you in the future when you need to replace just a few tiles. You won&rsquo;t need to redo your whole floor, but you can easily find a marble t</div> Interstone Marble & Granite Inc. mentioned in Our Homes Summer 2015 edition! http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/interstone-marble-granite-inc-mentioned-in-our-homes-summer-2015-edition-928 7/10/2015 2:13:30 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/interstone-marble-granite-inc-mentioned-in-our-homes-summer-2015-edition-928'><img src='http://rwardz.com/userfile/userupload/20/928-interstone-marble-and-granite-ltd.-mentioned-in-our-homes-summer-2015.png?maxwidth=800&maxheight=600' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'>Interstone Marble and Granite Inc continues to showcase their product excellence, and has been recognized in the ​2015 Summer&nbsp;issue of the trendy design magazine Our Homes: Vaughan and the Township of King. &nbsp; &nbsp; You can read about it below. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> Interstone Travertine mentioned in Our Homes Fall 2014 edition! http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/interstone-travertine-mentioned-in-our-homes-fall-2014-edition-401 4/20/2015 11:03:58 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Interstone Marble and Granite Inc continues to showcase their product excellence, and has been recognized in the 2014 fall issue of the trendy design magazine "Our Homes". &nbsp; Read below. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> Interstone Granite and Marble Inc showcased in Russian Week Issue 39! http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/interstone-granite-and-marble-inc-showcased-in-russian-week-issue-39-402 4/20/2015 11:06:37 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Interstone Granite and Marble Inc does it again, their continued excellence and quality of products have been showcased in the Russian Week Magazine issue No. 39 for the month of April 2015. &nbsp; Read more below. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> Bathroom Tile http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/bathroom-tile-358 3/26/2015 7:09:52 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Im going to renovate one of my bathrooms next week. &nbsp; Do you have a selection of tiles that are appropriate for bathrooms? &nbsp; Thanks &nbsp; J</div> What is the hardness of the different types of granite and marble stones? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/what-is-the-hardness-of-the-different-types-of-granite-and-marble-stones-392 4/7/2015 12:18:34 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Hi Interstone, &nbsp; Just wondering what the hardness level is for granite slabs versus marble slabs. &nbsp;From what I heard, marbles are not meant for kitchen countertops&nbsp;- is this true, and why? &nbsp; Thank you once again!</div> What kind of granite or marble stone is Super White? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/what-kind-of-granite-or-marble-stone-is-super-white-391 4/7/2015 12:16:31 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Hi there, &nbsp; I've heard this word tossed around during renovations but unsure what it stands for. &nbsp;Does it refer to a specific type of granite slab, marble slab, or does it refer to a specific type of finish on a kitchen countertop?&nbsp; &nbsp; Thanks in advance!</div> What are the different types of finishes available on granite and marble slabs? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/what-are-the-different-types-of-finishes-available-on-granite-and-marble-slabs-390 4/7/2015 12:14:53 PM <div class='rsscontent'>We've picked our granite slab and not sure if there are finishes available to top off the look on our exotic countertop. &nbsp;What are the different types of finishes available? &nbsp; &nbsp; Thank you!</div> What if I get a sealer that lasts a number of years on my granite countertop? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/what-if-i-get-a-sealer-that-lasts-a-number-of-years-on-my-granite-countertop-388 4/7/2015 12:09:13 PM <div class='rsscontent'>In addition to my previous question, if I seal my granite countertop once with a high quality sealer, should I still re-seal it? &nbsp;How can I tell if my stone needs re-sealing?</div> Do I have to seal my stone? My friend has had granite countertops for years and she never sealed them. http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/do-i-have-to-seal-my-stone-my-friend-has-had-granite-countertops-for-years-and-she-never-sealed-them-387 4/7/2015 12:07:50 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Is it really necessary? &nbsp;I've never sealed it before and when my friend mentioned she doesn't either, it brought major concern to my husband. &nbsp;If it is an important step to maintain and care for our granite slab countertop, how often should we be sealing it? Once, or more?&nbsp; &nbsp; Thank you!</div> Does granite slabs emit radiation? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/does-granite-slabs-emit-radiation-386 4/7/2015 12:01:09 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Out of curiosity, do granite or marble slabs emit radiation? &nbsp;We have a newborn on the way and thinking to postpone our home&nbsp;renovations until he grows up. &nbsp; Thank you.</div> How do I clean my natural stone countertops, floors, and backsplashes? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/how-do-i-clean-my-natural-stone-countertops-floors-and-backsplashes-385 4/7/2015 11:54:12 AM <div class='rsscontent'>What's the best method to maintain and care for granite and marble slabs, flooring, as well as kitchen and bathroom backsplashes?&nbsp; &nbsp; Thanks!</div> Can you refer me to a granite slab fabricator? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/can-you-refer-me-to-a-granite-slab-fabricator-384 4/7/2015 11:52:22 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Hi Interstone, Thanks for answering my previous question. &nbsp;Now I'm looking for a fabricator - can you refer me to a granite slab fabricator please? &nbsp; Thank you!</div> Is it possible to have Interstone sell me a granite slab directly? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/is-it-possible-to-have-interstone-sell-me-a-granite-slab-directly-382 4/7/2015 11:41:30 AM <div class='rsscontent'>I'm wondering if Interstone&nbsp;can sell me a granite slab directly? &nbsp;I can figure out the details regarding transporting the granite slab, but firstly want to know if this option is possible. &nbsp; Thank you!</div> What’s the difference between a fabricator, a contractor, and a designer? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/what-s-the-difference-between-a-fabricator-a-contractor-and-a-designer-383 4/7/2015 11:47:35 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Although I can Google this question, I rather ask the granite and marble slab ​specialists.&nbsp; What's the difference between a fabricator, a contractor, and a designer? &nbsp; Thanks once again!</div> Is it true that marble is more expensive than granite? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/is-it-true-that-marble-is-more-expensive-than-granite-389 4/7/2015 12:13:24 PM <div class='rsscontent'>Quick question - what is the price difference between marble and granite slabs? &nbsp; &nbsp; Thank you! &nbsp;</div> How much does a granite slab cost for a kitchen countertop? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/how-much-does-a-granite-slab-cost-for-a-kitchen-countertop-381 4/7/2015 11:28:09 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Hello! &nbsp; We're currently renovating our medium-sized kitchen and looking to upgrade to an exotic&nbsp;granite slab countertop. &nbsp;We've looked at a few granite suppliers, however we'd like to stick with Interstone. &nbsp;How much does an exotic granite slab cost for a medium sized countertop?&nbsp; &nbsp; Thank you!</div> Where do Interstone granite and marble slabs originate from? http://engage.interstone.ca/engage/where-do-interstone-granite-and-marble-slabs-originate-from-380 4/7/2015 11:12:02 AM <div class='rsscontent'>Hi there, I'm wondering where Interstone acquires their exotic granite slabs and marbles? &nbsp; &nbsp; Thank you.</div> Inspirational Marinace Gold Granite Bathroom. http://engage.interstone.ca/marinace-gold-bathroom 3/12/2015 4:53:34 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/marinace-gold-bathroom'><img src='/webftp/video-site/20/9048-marinace-gold-bathroom.jpg?format=jpg&width=140&height=140&mode=crop' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'> Everyone is going for a modern master bath look so we decided to add a bit of warmth to ours. We first chose "Marinace Gold” from Interstone for our granite countertop, and we found that this granite is so detailed that it became the source of inspiration for the rest of the look. Besides, the granite having once been a genuine riverbed felt appropriate for our bathroom due to the stone’s actual water theme.</div> Our Updated Kitchen with a Granite Countertop Highlight. http://engage.interstone.ca/fantastic-oak-kitchen 3/12/2015 4:51:23 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/fantastic-oak-kitchen'><img src='/webftp/video-site/20/9047-fantastic-white-kitchen.jpg?format=jpg&width=140&height=140&mode=crop' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'> I chose "Fantastic White” granite with the help of Nickie at Interstone Ottawa. I find it lightens up what could have been a darker kitchen and gives it a sort of class that was sorely lacking with my old countertops. I highly recommend Interstone Ottawa for their fabulous selection of countertop materials. (Anna B&eacute;gin, Ottawa.)</div> Modernized Marble Bathroom http://engage.interstone.ca/emperador-grey-marble-bathroom 3/12/2015 4:33:48 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/emperador-grey-marble-bathroom'><img src='/webftp/video-site/20/9046-emperador-grey-marble-bathroom.jpg?format=jpg&width=140&height=140&mode=crop' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'> Here's the after photo of our newly renovated bathroom - I would not dare to place the before photo! We chose "Emperador Grey” marble for our countertop material then used 3 different types of patterns (all through Interstone) to add character and flair. Rather than adding different colors to this room, I stuck with neutrals with white enhancements and stainless steel accessories. I feel like I'm in a hotel!</div> Pure Marble Slab for Master Bath http://engage.interstone.ca/pure-marble-slabs 3/5/2015 5:58:53 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/pure-marble-slabs'><img src='/webftp/video-site/20/9012-pure-marble-slabs.jpg?format=jpg&width=140&height=140&mode=crop' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'>I wanted character for my client's master bath, so I suggested we work with pure marble slabs from Interstone. Although this is a work in progress, I wanted to demonstrate how beautifully natural veins enhance a bath, giving it a spa-like experience. I will be posting more pics soon.&nbsp;</div> Eclectic Mixture of Marble Tiles and Slabs http://engage.interstone.ca/marble-tile-bath 3/5/2015 5:57:48 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/marble-tile-bath'><img src='/webftp/video-site/20/9011-marble-tile-bath.jpg?format=jpg&width=140&height=140&mode=crop' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'>Rather than keeping our bath walls consistent, we decided to play with different shapes, slabs and tiles. Interstone provided us both the direction and expert opinion to put these 2 pieces of beautiful neutral slabs and tiles together. This is still a work in progress and I can't wait to show off the complete product.</div> Greco-Roman Style Master Bath Update with Marble Walls http://engage.interstone.ca/marble-bathroom-design 3/5/2015 5:56:22 PM <div class='thumbnailimage'><a href='http://engage.interstone.ca/marble-bathroom-design'><img src='/webftp/video-site/20/9010-marble-bathroom-design.jpg?format=jpg&width=140&height=140&mode=crop' /></a></div><div class='rsscontent'>My husband and I feel absolutely excited to start using our updated bathroom. We feel like we're travelling to the past every time we step into our Greco-Roman style marble bathroom - do as the Romans do! Interstone provided us with the top-quality stone and products we are happy to show off.</div>