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The Marilyn Dennis Show featured Remnant Countertops today!

Posted by Kevin Brooks on Thu, Nov 03, 2011 @ 01:09 PM

We are so excited to share that Latitude’s remnant marble vanity countertop was featured on the Marilyn Dennis Show, on CTV today!  The segment illustrated how you can bring stunning designs into your home on a small budget… Like 60% to 75% less on countertops from Latitude, dependent on the options you choose.  

The great team on the Marylin Dennis Show thinks our remnant countertops in granite, marble and quartz is incredible.  You will too!  Really :O)  


Are you tired of looking at your kitchen countertops or bathroom vanity countertop but don’t feel you have the cash to pay for a contractor and new cabinetry? 

Designers have been using Latitude’s remnant program to get beautiful high end Granite, Marble and Quartz countertops for their clients while still keeping within conservative budgets.  We simply use remnant pieces to manufacture your custom made countertops.  Sometimes it is too good to be true.  With our remnant program, it really is true.   All you have to do is find the remnant piece that works for the shape and size of your project and add a fabrication or fabrication and installation quotation to get a full price. 

 

Not only is our price on the remnant program incredible, we also turn orders around in 8 business days!

Get to Know Latitude

With over 32 years of experience, Latitude is known as the most trusted source for countertops in Ontario.  You have probably already seen our manufacturing and installation expertise on other Television Design shows such as Love it or List it on W Network and on Candice Tells All on HGTV.  We also supply countertops and natural stone design projects to Sarah Richardson on Sarah’s House and Sarah 101.  We can certainly do the same for you whether you choose a remnant granite or marble or if you want to select from one of the 9 major brands of countertop options we carry.   

Wanna Know More    

UPDATE! MARCH 2017!  We have just launched a new, easy to use, online catalogue and webstore for our massive inventory of remnant pieces including; Caesarstone Quartz, Silestone Quartz, Viatera Quartz, Hanstone Quartz, Natural Stones such as Granite, Quartzites and Marbles plus many more brand name engineered quartz.  

On the new Remnant Warehouse, you may see the selection and prices of the vast selection of remnant pieces we have in stock.  We have a multitude of pieces with photos, however, not all photos are uploaded yet... so please feel free to visit us to see these pieces in person.  Prices listed on the Remnant Warehouse are for the remnant pieces only. Remnant pieces are as is and first come, first serve. 

Click here to check out our Remnant Warehouse Now!

 

Read more about remnant savings ...
 

Reno on a Budget

If the layout of your cabinetry does not need to change, you can easily give your kitchen or bathroom a brand new look with a stunning granite, marble or quartz countertop facelift.  You don’t have change all the cabinets or demolish walls, simply freshen up your space by painting the cabinets and changing the countertop to granite or quartz. 

So if you’re ready to update your space, extremely discounted rates on “remnant material” is a good place to start.

Remnant Kitchen Photo

Here is an example of a stunning Bianco Carrara marble kitchen countertop, designed by Emmanuel Belliveau of Floro Designs and host of World’s Greenest homes.  The material came from remnant inventory.

 

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Remnants are new and unused pieces of stone that are “leftover” from a previous—normally larger—project.  Because of the high volume of larger kitchen countertop projects that Latitude manufactures, we have an incredibly large selection of sizes and colours in our remnant inventory for you to choose from. 

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Remnants come in many different colours, shapes, and sizes

The remnant program allows you to get the superior quality and craftsmanship of Latitude at bargain basement prices.

When you see prices at other places that are too good to be true for your countertop, beware.  They may be using poor quality granite, prefabricated pieces or they may not have the expert equipment to fabricate or install the countertops correctly. Remember, you rarely escape the adage “You get what you pay for”.   At Latitude, we make sure that you always get Latitude’s amazing level of service, expert workmanship and quality products.

  

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Each of these counter tops are made from remnant material

Our remnant program works best for vanities and smaller condominium kitchen layouts as well as galley kitchens and laundry room countertops.

When looking for remnant granite and quartz for your kitchen countertops, we must find pieces that are from the same block and lot or we will have to cut all countertops from the same piece of stone.  Anytime two pieces of countertop sections are seamed together, as in a corner or in a long section, they must come from the same block of stone so that when the pieces meet, the colours match as closely as possible.  Generally, it is more difficult to use remnant pieces for large kitchens.

LEARN MORE

If you’re unsure if you can get your kitchen or bathroom countertop out of a remnant piece or you would like get a quote for your space; contact us by filling in the Contact Form on the top left of this page. 

We will call or write to you within 1 business day.   You can also visit our showroom, call us at 416-638-8586 or email info@latitudeonline.ca. We look forward to assisting you with all of your remodeling projects!  

Topics: DIY kitchen, Bianca Carrara, Kitchen Renovation, Discount Granite, granite vanity, value, remnant countertops on Marylin Dennis Show, Marylin Dennis Show

Top three issues before choosing marble for your kitchen counter top.

Posted by Karen Yuen on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 @ 12:40 PM

 

People love the look of Bianca Carrara marble for their kitchen but how practical is it? 


(Bianca Carrara)

Bianca Carrara (compared to granite) is very soft and porous.  Acidic juices from tomatoes or lemons etc., can etch it, red wine can stain it, and it scratches easily. So in a  kitchen where the counter top meets oils, sauces and chopping regularly, it may not be the most practical choice. 

A good sealer is a must to help stop marble from staining.  Anything that spills on marble will have to be wiped up immediately.

Treat the marble with care

Whether or not the marble is the right material for you is a lifestyle choice. For those busy people that don't have the time to clean messes right away, they may not want to go with marble but a granite or even quartz counter top.  When purchasing a marble counter top, you have to be prepared to take the time to care for it. It is also interesting to note that marble  counter tops have been used in homes and restaurants for hundreds of years and they didn't have the sophisticated sealers that we have now, they let it stain, chip and etch and still consider it beautiful.

When customers come to Latitude for Bianca Carrara or other marbles for your kitchen counter top, we tell our customers that we don't recommend marble for kitchens; that it stains, chips and etches and ask you fill out a waiver to ensure that our customers understand the nature of marble. We want our customers to be informed and to make the best decisions. If you are choosing marble for you your kitchen, ask yourself these three important questions.

  1. Am I ready to seal it every year?
  2. Am I prepared to wipe all spills and messes right away?
  3. Can I continue to love my marble as it ages, even if it does stain, chip or etch? 

If you answer yes to these questions, then go for it! If you answer no or are unsure of your answers, then a granite or quartz counter top may be the better choice for you.

Topics: Granite, Silestone, vanity, Bianca Carrara, marble, marble, Toronto, Quartz, kitchen design, Staining, Marble vs Granite, Marble vs Quartz

Granite Shower Walls & Vanities

Posted by Bob Gilson on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 @ 03:24 PM

Granite or Quartz slabs for shower walls and vanities gives your bathroom a unique and stunning look. 

Granite and quartz really lets your personalize the look of your bathroom.  You can be as unique or exotic as you like.  It really depends on the material you chose.  

Best of all, slabs eliminate grout lines and if you are using Silestone with Microban, it will be mildew and mold resistant also! 

At Latitude we are seeing more and more designers choosing quartz or granite slabs over tile.  Designers are finding that the slabs are cost competitive with tiles while offering an individual look to their customers

Topics: Granite, slabs, Silestone, vanity, Bianca Carrara, bathroom design, Shower walls, bathroom ideas, counter tops, Quartz

Fireplaces

Posted by Karen Yuen on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 @ 10:50 AM

Fireplaces are usually the focal point of the room so it is important to give it the attention it needs when renovating a room.  Granite and marble are very good choices for the fireplace hearth, surround and mantel.  Granite and marble are heat resistant and durable.  Every piece of granite is beautifully different and unique, ensuring that you are the sole owner of that particular look.  Another trend is to create a fireplace face with granite or marble that goes from the floor to the ceiling, but it is important to have the space for that look.  Whether you want the floor to ceiling look or a granite mantel, it is vital to have proper support for the stone.  The wall behind the stone must be braced or reinforced before the stone can be installed. A good contractor should be able to help with that.

How do I choose a colour?

Pick a colour that goes with the overall colour scheme of the space.  If you want choose a stone with little patterning, accent the fireplace with decorative items on the mantel.  If the colouring and the patterning of the stone is busy or loud, it will be most beautiful on its own or with a couple of accents in one colour, you don't want it to be cluttered.  Some people prefer a more neutral colour and will use accents to change the look and feel of the room.  Paint and accents are inexpensive ways to change the look and feel of a room.  Keep in mind that when choosing a very colourful granite, the room will always have to match the fireplace, unless you want to change the granite to match the changing look of your room.

Where do I get a granite or marble fireplace?

You can buy them already made but it is a good idea to buy is custom made by a reputable stone fabricator.  LATITUDE has been in this industry for over 25 years.  We have fabricated 100's of mantels, surrounds and hearths, and more recently the floor to ceiling fireplace face.  Our templators are armed with plotters that will create a digital template of your fireplace. Fabrication is extremely precise with our CNC machines and laser guided saws. Come see us at 66 LePage Court, Toronto, ON 416 638 8586

Topics: Granite, slabs, Bianca Carrara, marble, Quartz, Fireplace

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