Marble Treasures Inc. installed a new kitchen countertop for us in March of this year (2012) -- (sorry for the delay in getting around to the review). The work was a new install with a custom design (rather than a remove and replace of an existing countertop).
Marble Treasures Inc. is a custom cutting shop that designs and installs new countertops (note, they are not actual supplies of the stone), run by a husband and wife team. The store keeper (Violetta) acts as a primary contact, and is pleasant and accommodating, and she makes good recommendations in terms of colours, styles, and design considerations.
Our reason for taking the time to write a review comes in the workmanship associated with the cut and install of the new stone (we used artificial quartz). It's absolute perfection. Our kitchen installer (another company with several years experience) had remarked it's one of the best installs that he'd ever seen.
For the uninitiated, the measure of skill for a cut and install job comes in the measurements and the seams. Our kitchen walls aren't straight (in fact, most walls are never perfectly flat), and so there was a very difficult set of custom measurements that needed to be done in order to cut the countertop to fit. We also required four seams for our job (for corners and around the sink), which are practically invisible to the eye, and one really has to look hard for them in order to find them.
Another plus in dealing with Violetta is that they supply the countertop based on the actual amount used e.g., if your countertop is only 18' but the stones come in 20' slabs, than you only pay for the 18' that you actually use. Many companies don't allow this, forcing clients to buy the entire stone slabs. This also means that if your countertop is small enough, you might be able to get away with replacing sections using other people's leftovers, which is a plus -- a co-worker had their countertop done in this way at a significant savings.
Anyway, based on the final workmanship, we have recommended Marble Treasures Inc. to several of our friends and would also recommend doing so here. The fact that our tradespeople were also impressed by the job serves as a reinforcement for us that we made the right choice i.e., if professional folks are impressed by the work, it speaks highly of their skills.
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I am so glad you satisfy with your project. You asked for best looking countertop and we delivered! Thank you very much for pictures as well. My other customers was so impress to see the countertop with invisibly joint. Your business very much appreciated and I would be more than happy to help you with bathroom projects as well.
We received new quartz colors. Please come any time for your convenience to see it.