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Is Ottawa Granite Right for Your Countertops?
If you are looking to renovate your kitchen, Ottawa granite is surely on your list of considerations. Ottawa granite is the most popular countertop material today. You can stop by our showroom for a wide variety of Ottawa granite. Our showrooms serve Ottawa, West Ottawa, Carp, Kanata, Stittsville, West Carleton, Dunrobin, and Arnprior.
When you visit TNT, you will find Ottawa granite with a variety of finishes – polished, sandblasted, brushed, and flamed – all great and typically chosen according to personal preference.
Ottawa granite is a igneous rock that contains at least 20% quartz by volume, but also some mica and feldspar. It’s mined from around the world, including quarries in India, Brazil, Norway, Italy and China.
Ottawa granite is durable and recyclable, but it requires large amounts of energy for transport, and mining is very resource intensive.
Each and every slab of Ottawa granite is unique, hard, durable, scratch-resistant, impervious to stains, heat, and water when sealed, relatively easy to clean, comes in all colors, still highly covetable with an even higher resale value.
Cost of Ottawa granite can vary significantly. You will want to be sure to find a reputable source as prices can range from $45-$400 per square foot. Ottawa granite is priced according to stone rarity, thickness, origin, and manufacturing labor. When shopping make sure you understand the cost of installing the Ottawa granite as well.
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