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Remodeling projects and ideas have granite countertops high on the list and with good reason. Granite countertops are available in a broad range of colors and patterns, are easy to clean and maintain, and are versatile making them good for bathroom vanities and kitchen countertops.
Granite is highly rated for kitchen countertop purposes. Compared to many other options ceramic, stainless steel, butcher block, and other manufactured surfaces, granite is more hygienic.


Granite originates from the earth’s core and is formed from liquid magma that is cooled under extreme heat and pressure. Other forms of minerals such as feldspar, quartz, mica are formed through this unique natural phenomenon.

Granite is one the strongest and the hardest materials found in nature. The granite slabs are impossible to scratch since they are very hard. No cutting marks will appear on them or destruction caused by placing hot items on them; making them the best surface for the kitchen.

The only disadvantage of granite is the fact that it is porous and may stain to a certain extent. The problem is more prominent to the light colored stone slabs. Sealing will helps to control staining. However, the dense granite countertops do not require any staining.

The Advantages of the Granite Countertops

  1. Granite is tough, versatile and beautiful. This makes granite an excellent choice of surface for any project.
  2. Granite is available in more than 2500 different colors and a wide range of unique patterns. No other natural stone or engineered stone can have all these unique characteristics.
  3. Granite is customizable with different textures. The most popular granite finish is the polished surface, the brushed, the flamed and the honed surfaces.

Comptoir Granite Gatineau has one of the largest collection and selection among granite suppliers in Gatineau. Pay a visit to our showrooms to see possible options for the new granite counters. You can alternatively view our gallery to see your options.

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