This page is dedicated to helping you maintain the natural elegance and beauty of your counters, including quartz, marble, granite and quartzite. Each type of stone has it's own advantages, it's important to know them before selecting the material for your home.
Granite and all natural stones are properly sealed before they leave our shop and are installed in your home.
We recommend sealing granite every 2-5 years. Many factors come into play here, and every granite is different. For example, lighter stones may need to be sealed sooner than darker ones, as they tend to be more porous.
A great way to tell if your top needs to be sealed yet is to take about a quarter cup of water and pour it in a couple of different areas on your counter. If the water leaves a dark mark after about 5 minutes after it is wiped up, then it is likely time to reseal your counters.
Sealing is a simple process that will not take more than 25 minutes of your time every 1-5 years depending on your material.
You can purchase our commercial grade sealer in our showroom.
All materials can be cleaned daily by simply using a washcloth and water.
For heavier cleaning, a mild dish detergent will be fine.
If you encounter a spill that has dried up such as nail polish you can simply scrape it off by using a blunt object such as a razor blade.
Avoid cleaning products that are acidic such as lemon juice as it could tarnish the polish on your tops.
We carry many options for natural stone cleaners, which can be purchased in our showroom.
You can find more info in the "products" section.
Granite is one of the most popular choices for natural stones on the market. It provides indisputable strength, organic beauty and ultra durability.
You can place hot pots and pans directly on the surface. You can use knives directly on granite without worrying about scratches, but it is not recommended as it will quickly dull your knives.
Granite is a suitable material for outdoor applications as it is resistant to ultraviolet light, it can also be used around fireplaces due to its heat resistance.
Quartz is a man-made product. It consists of 93-95% natural quartz, the other 5-7% being resin material. It is a popular choice as it comes in a vast array of colours and veining designs. Maintaining your quartz counter is very easy. It is scratch and bacteria resistant.
Quartz is virtually maintenance free, you will never need to seal it since it is non-porous.
It is not heat resistant due to the resin content, you should never place hot pots or pans directly on the surface. You can cut directly on quartz counters due to its scratch resistance but it is not recommended as it will quickly dull your knives.
Quartz is not recommended for outdoor applications as the ultraviolet light from the sun may cause discoloration. For the same reason, it is not recommended for fireplace surrounds and hearths.
Quartzite will give your kitchen a high-end and elegant feel. It is even harder than granite, making it scratch and chip resistant. You can place hot pots and pans directly on the surface without any worries, and you can cut directly on the surface. Just like granite and quartz, it is not recommended to cut directly on the surface as your knifes will quickly dull.
Quartzite is a great material for outdoor applications as it is resistant to heat and ultraviolet light. It can be safely used for fireplace surrounds and hearths without any worries.
Marble is a beautiful elegant choice for your kitchen countertops. It is heat resistant like granite and quartzite. You can place hot pots and pans directly on the surface safely. However, it can be a high-maintenance choice if you want to preserve its beauty. It is a very soft material, making it prone to scratches and chips.
Marble is a safe choice for outdoor applications as it is ultraviolet light and heat resistant. That being said, it is also an excellent choice for low-traffic areas, such as fireplace surrounds, hearths, and mantles. Low traffic areas will be far less prone to scratching, dulling, and chipping of the stone.
Accidents can happen, even to quartz and natural stones.
Lauzon Stoneworks offers expert repair at a reasonable price and continuing support to our customers. Please don’t hesitate to call us at (705) 647-4795 with any questions or concerns. If the chip is large enough and you still have the piece that came off, most of the time it is esthetically more pleasing to glue the chip back on using stone grade adhesives. If you can't find the chip, we have a vast array of colour match adhesives to fill it with.