finds a comfortable home in the bath. Comprised
of crystallized, metamorphic rock, marble is
a fragile beauty. It is a beauty that must
be respected, however, for it has been used
throughout time for its great vibrancy and
soft elegance. There are many places in the
world where marble is quarried, Italy being
the most renowned.
A marble countertop is a thing of beauty that
should be maintained on a regular basis to
protect it from harsh elements common in households.
The feel of marble is very soft and smooth—a
newborn stone. Unlike granite, the pours of
marble readily absorb any liquids that rest
on its surface. Maintain a clean dry surface
when using marble in your in your home.
A kitchen countertop will suffer the most
abuse of any countertop in your home. This
is ultimate reason that low maintenance surfaces
are recommended for use in the kitchen and
marble is not. Bathrooms, however, suffer less
abuse and generally have a smaller areas to
maintain. Maintaining a small vanity or ledge
in the bath is not a terribly large price to
pay for an item that rewards you with such
beauty as marble does.
Latitude offers marble for
its great beauty. The colours available in
our standard collection of marbles are each
entry level stones—a great value for
surfaces as complimentary as marble. There
are, however, numerous unique natural marbles
available at various price points.
Granite is an experience
day you come in contact with your countertop
or natural granite surface, you are touching
a part of nature and a part of nature is touching
you. Whether it be the absolutely dramatic
Louise Blue or the sophisticated Nero Assoluto
or Delicatos, granite conveys a message of
beauty all its own; a different story to each
set of eyes reading it.
Natural Granites are quarried all
over the world and as such, the selection is
as vast as the organic colour palette of nature.
Granites are exotic, soft and strong, vibrant
and muted, ethereal and earthy.
Everything about Granite is exciting. Viewing
slabs of granite is an exciting experience.
And having granite in your home is exciting,
for the selection is almost endless and the
design opportunities are immeasurable.
Natural Granite is a balance
of stunning design opportunity and durability.
Granite is not an impractical beauty; it is
durable and strong and is capable of being
shaped into a variety of designs. When
sealed, it stands up to the daily abuses we
put our surfaces through as users.
You must nurture your granite, though not
to an extreme amount. Cleaning after use and
simply wiping up after spills occur should
keep your granite looking beautiful for as
many years as you decide to keep it. Resealing
your granite at least once every five years
will offer you added protection against staining.
You get more than you give when you invest