Marble countertop in Montreal Laval & North Shore
Marble is a metamorphic rock formed from limestone, dolomite or serpentine by heat and pressure in the earth's crust (metamorphic rock is the result of the transformation of an existing rock type in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form"). The metamorphic process causes a complete re-crystallization of the original rock, transforming it to an interlocking mosaic of various crystals such as calcite, aragonite and/or dolomite. Due to the existing minerals and re-crystallization patterns, marbles show up in a variety of hypnotic textures and color variations.
White marble has been used for sculpture and architecture since ancient times. Michelangelo chose it for his renowned Renaissance sculptures. Classic Greeks and Romans used it in sculpture and architecture, most famously as manifestations of love. Look to the Greek sculpture of Venus de Milo depicting Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. The Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World) was erected as a symbol of the undying love felt by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, The Empress Mumtaz Mahal. Considered one of the most magnificent architectural structures in the world, the ornate mausoleum is gilded lavishly in resplendent white marble.
Marble has been the look of elegance for centuries and is used today for making countertops and flooring. Marble slabs come in a wide range of colors, textures and veining; some are coarse, some finely textured; all are waterproof, heatproof and beyond beautiful. Known for its dramatic marbled coloring with characteristic swirls and veins, and for being a surface that polishes to a high gloss, marble countertops in the kitchen exemplify luxurious opulence.
Marble is somewhat delicate and can scratch or stain unless professionally sealed. Granite au Sommet offer Dupont professional sealing. Also, marble is a chemical base, and if it isn’t sealed, it will stain badly if it comes in contact with any chemical acids, such as fruit juices, vinegar based liquids and certain soaps. With the proper care, your kitchen countertop is an asset that will last a lifetime.
Marble is used mainly for kitchen countertop, bathroom countertop and flooring but is also a fantastic natural stone for bathrooms, stairs, fireplaces and ornamental plant pots. Marble’s natural and timeless beauty has long been recognised as the material of choice with unlimited workability. A multitude of colours and incomparable patterns makes this natural stone the perfect selection for all times. Minimal care will reward you with everlasting classic beauty in your home or office.
Marble has the enduring elegance that will add a touch of luxury to grace any room. Its patterns contain veins of various colours, making it one of the classic choices for floors, walls, hand carved shower trays, kitchen planning, basins, bath surrounds and vanity tops. No two pieces of marble are ever alike and part of this natural stone’s beauty is that its irregularities will make any floor, wall or other surface unique.
Marble is available in a number of different finishes: polished, honed or flamed and in a multitude of colours ranging from the elegant light tones of Bianco Carrera and Crèma Marfil to the dramatic tones of Marron Imperial.
Granite au Sommet is a leading supplier of Marble worktops and Marble countertops in Montreal, Laval and Rive-Nord/North Shore. We are able to offer you a range of different Marble options for a timeless elegance, from simple to classical, Marble is hard to beat. Being a natural material no two designs will ever be the same.
Granite au Sommet offer measuring, installation of kitchen granite countertop, quartz countertop and marble countertop in Montreal, Laval, Laurentides including Boisbriand, Blainville, Lorraine, Rosemere, Terrebonne, Mirabel, Tremblant, Repentigny, Joliette and everywhere on the north and south shore.
Granite au Sommet, 840 Curé Boivin, Boisbriand, Québec, J7G 2A7
15 minutes from Montreal, exit 19 on highway 15