Selecting Natural Stone (Granite, Quartzite, Marble) Slabs


Every slab of natural stone, whether it is granite, quartzite or marble, is completely unique. Natural stone is created by nature and as such has individual variations and differences— we argue that the unique characteristics and the natural properties in the natural stones are what make them so dramatic and stunningly beautiful. 

The inherent qualities of stone give these materials variations in colour, pattern and veining as well as fissures and small pits.  You should be aware that these marks are natural and should not be seen as blemishes or defects - they are part of the stone. 

Remember, natural stone samples are only a representation of the colour and will not match other slabs of the same colour.  Selecting your natural stone ensures that your project looks the way you envisioned.

Natural Stone slabs for countertops are available in 2cm and 3cm thickness.     

 

 

Example:  

Full Slab of Super White Quartzite. 

Note the Extreme Variation

in the Pattern... 

GORGEOUS! 

Super White Slab 

 

Where to select Natural Stone Slabs and 'Tag' for your Countertop

“TAGGING” Natural Stone Slabs for your countertop project

 

Whether you have selected a stone based on one of our Standard Collection or Showcase Collection samples, or if you have your eye set on a colour of stone from a magazine or design show, you will have to visit one of our Natural Stone Slab Distributors to view and “TAG” the slabs of stone which you countertop will be made from.  We have provided maps to a number of  our slab distributors below. 

You do not require an appointment to view and tag slabs.  Just make sure you visit the locations within their business hours and leave yourself at least 1hour before they close to ensure you have enough time to make up your mind!  There are so many slabs to choose from. 


When you visit one of our approved Natural Stone Slab distributors, a knowledgeable salesperson will accompany you through their massive selection of amazing natural stone slabs. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about the characteristics of the slabs you will see. Generally, the first slab of each natural stone block will be available to view as it will be consistent with the rest of the block of slabs.   

When you have found the stone for your project, the salesperson will “TAG” the stone you have selected with your name and Latitude’s name. These slabs will now be held until we fabricate your countertop**. The number of slabs required will vary based on the size of your countertop as well as the pattern of the stone which you select.   

 

The task of tagging a slab is a really exciting thing!   It’s often an awe-inspiring moment when you first see the size and beauty of a full natural stone slab if you have never seen one before. 

Please enjoy the process!  We’re sure you will. 

 

** Not all distributors will hold material for an extended period of time.  Please note that CIOT and TEMPO marble will only hold material for 72Hours.  

MONDIAL GRANITE & MARBLE INC.
(Concord, ON) 

905-760-1539
215-B Doughton Road
Concord, ON  L4K 1R3

hours

mon-fri:   9:00am-5:30pm
sat: 9:00am-2:00pm 

MILESTONE MARBLE & GRANITE LTD.
(Concord, ON) 

905-660-6611
8181 Jane Street
Concord, ON  L4K 5P2

hours

mon-fri:   9:00am-5:00pm
sat: 9:00am-2:00pm 

 

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MSI INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Mississauga) 

905-812-5156
2140 Meadowpine Blvd.
Mississauga, ON  L5N 6H6

hours

mon-fri:   8:30am-5:00pm
sat: 9:00am-1:00pm 
after hours by appointment 

 

 

MAPS TO SLAB DISTRIBUTORS

 

 

INTERSTONE MARBLE AND GRANITE LIMITED
(Concord, ON) 

905-760-1077
3240 Langstaff Road, UNIT D
Concord, ON  L4K 4Z8

hours

mon-fri:   8:30am-5:30pm
sat: 9:00am-4:00pm 

NEW AGE GRANITE & MARBLE LTD.
(Concord, ON) 

905-669-6010
7941 Jane Street, UNIT 3
Concord, ON  L4K 2M7

hours

mon-fri:   9:00am-5:00pm
sat: 9:00am-2:00pm 

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MSI INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Vaughan) 

 

905-761-4500
110 Edilcan Dr. 
Vaughan, ON  L4K 3S5

hours

mon-fri:   8:30am-4:30pm
 Sat:  8:00am-1:00pm 

 

CIOT
(Concord, ON) 

416-739-8000
8899 Jane Street
Concord, ON  L4K 2M6

hours

mon-fri:   9:00am-5:00pm
sat: 9:00am-4:00pm