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Cutting Edge: How to Choose the Best Profile for your Granite Countertops

Once you have chosen the perfect slab of granite for your countertops, you will have some decisions to make regarding the finishing work. Although it may seem a small detail, the profile on your new granite countertops helps dictate the overall look of your kitchen design. Since there are so many choices, we thought we would give you some tips on how to choose the best profile for your Ottawa home. Consider how your Granite Countertops will be Used Kitchens and baths are the [...]

3 Big Reasons for Ottawa Homeowners to Invest in Exotic Hardwood Flooring

Whether you are building a new or updating a current Ottawa home, flooring is not a choice to be made lightly. Since it covers such a large area of your home and you will have to live with it for many years to come, you not only have to love the look, you have to be sure it will look great for years to come. To help with your decision, consider the three big reasons to invest in exotic hardwood flooring. Exotic Hardwood Flooring [...]

5 Reasons to Use Natural Stone in your Outdoor Space

Is your outdoor space ready to entertain family and friends during the beautiful Ottawa summer that is just around the bend? Whether you are designing a new oasis or upgrading your current setup, consider the beauty and durability of natural stone products to create fireplaces, natural stone products to create fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and more and more. While it can be slightly more expensive than some other building materials, these five reasons to use natural stone in your outdoor space will be hard to [...]

5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Natural Stone Countertop Fabricator

To get the maximum return on your investment in natural stone countertops, it is important that you do some due diligence. Despite being natural products, the quality of stone selected by various fabricators can vary greatly, so basing your decision on price alone can be a costly mistake. Also of great importance is the finishing work and installation. So how can you know if you are buying the quality you expect and getting the best value for your investment? These five questions will help. […]

Granite Specialist in Ottawa Announce Stone Countertop Estimator on Newly Designed Site

Ottawa, On, April 7th 2017/ StoneSense is excited to announce the launch of their newly designed website by WSI eStrategies in Ottawa. Featuring a modern, mobile-friendly design, the improved site promises easy navigation, new features and plenty of inspiration for your next design project. Shopping for Natural Stone Countertops in Ottawa has Never Been Easier! The improved layout for StoneSense allows you to search for your new natural stone countertop easier than ever before. Browse the incredible photographs to see the master stonecutters’ work [...]

Nature is Trending High in Home Decor

Each year the Pantone Color Institute™ chooses a colour that becomes the foundation for design inspiration. The institute looks at global culture and makes its choice to represent the sentiment and atmosphere. This year’s Pantone® colour is Greenery, to represent a general shift towards nature, despite all the advances of the modern world. Continue reading to see how this shift is creating trends in home design and decor. Transformative Design Projects Focus on Natural Products For large projects that will transform your entire decor, [...]

Easy DIY Marble Countertop Repairs and how they Often Result in Disaster

Despite being extremely careful and guarding your beloved marble countertops with your life, the worst-case scenario has happened- the beautiful surface has been marred by etching, chipping or a crack. Like any tech savvy Ottawa homeowner, you rush to the Internet and when you search, you find a wealth of articles promising easy repairs and declaring calling in the professionals unnecessary. As your experts in natural stone products, we would like to share a few of these easy DIY marble countertop repairs and explain how they often result in disaster. […]

Cleaning Unsealed Tile Grout in Natural Stone Countertops

Unsealed grout is extremely porous and in a kitchen with natural stone countertops, trying to keep it looking fresh and new can be especially difficult. Since chemical cleaners and natural cleaning acids such as lemon can etch natural stone, you might think you are stuck with stained or dingy grout forever. Your StoneSense experts are here to help with a simple method for cleaning unsealed grout. […]

3 Tips for Mixing & Matching Natural Stone Countertops

When planning a new or renovated kitchen, you might be caught between the choices available in natural stone countertops. After all, who can resist the elegance of marble, the class of granite or the beautiful colours in quartz countertops? The good news is, when done right, you can mix and match stone products to create inspired design that lets you enjoy more than one style! Think Practically Most important when mixing and matching stone countertops is considering how your kitchen will be used and [...]

Tips to Get you and your Natural Stone Products Through the Holiday Season

The holidays are a busy time for entertaining friends and family and often filled with spontaneous visits from people you don’t see often enough through the year. If you have natural stone products in your Ottawa home, such as marble or granite countertops or slate floors, seeing your home filled with merry-makers enjoying food and drink may give you heart palpitations! Your StoneSense team wants you to enjoy your holiday season so we’ve put together some tips to help you keep your natural stone [...]