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Quartz Adds Beauty to Burlington Homes

In ancient times, only the wealthy were able to afford stone accents. Marble and granite were used to lend elegance to famously luxurious buildings such as the Taj Mahal or St. Peter's Basilica, and wealthy homeowners wanted the elegance associated with this type of design. Thanks to advances in the technology for extracting and cutting, fine stone is now an affordable option for discerning homeowners. Uses for stone in the home include countertops for kitchen, bath, and bar, shower surrounds and tub decks, flooring, fireplace accents, wall caps, tabletops, and more. Choosing natural stone brings timeless elegance to your home – and adds value, too! Marble, granite, onyx, and travertine are some types of slab stone available to Burlington homeowners, but in recent years, quartzite has been gaining popularity due to its beauty, affordability, and strength.

Why Choose Quartz?

For homeowners who want the elegance of natural stone with ultimate durability, quartzite is an excellent choice. Quartzite is a metamorphic stone derived from sandstone. It's most often available in white, grey, brown, beige, and other neutral shades. Sometimes iron oxide elements give quartz a reddish or burgundy hue, and rare types of quartz can be yellow, green, blue, or orange. Some quartzite is highly patterned, other slabs are very subtly grained.
Quartzite is most often compared to granite, because they are both hard and extremely durable. (Quartz scores a seven on the Mohs scale of hardness.) Quartzite doesn't chip or crack easily. It's not very porous, so it's also stain-resistant, withstanding moderate exposure to even acidic substances like coffee or tomato sauce.

Finding a Supplier

When looking for a supplier in the Burlington area, keep a few important points in mind:
  • Variety. Make sure the stone supplier you select has a showroom that features a wide variety of stone. Better companies have thousands of stone slabs to choose from, on display in a showroom featuring natural light so that you can assess them properly.
  • Beginning to End. Better stone suppliers provide the stone, fabrication, and installation. Find a company that offers comprehensive service.
  • Track Record. Do your research into the company's record. Have they been operating for several years? Contact clients who used the company you're considering, and ask them about their experience.
  • Custom Service.If you want help designing unique elements, or if you have a design you want implemented, look for a company that has a good reputation for custom work.
  • Get Technical. Ask about the technical aspects of how the work will be done. For example, the fastest and most precise fabrication is done using CNC technology. Find out whether the company you're considering uses state-of-the-art equipment. Ask companies about their fine work. Do they offer a variety of edges, for example?
If you're looking for stone accents for your home, consider installing beautiful, natural quartz!

Contact Info

791 South Service Road
Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 5Z2
Tel: 905 – 643 – 9982
Fax: 905 – 643 – 9776


Monday – Wednesday: 9 – 5
Thursday & Friday: 9 – 6
Saturday: 9 – 4
Sunday: Closed

Type of Stone

Stonex Granite & Quartz Inc.        |        226-289-2975        |        |
980 Juliana Drive,   Woodstock,   Ontario,   N4V 1B9,   Canada