Calacatta Marble Kitchen Countertop

Granite, Quartz & Marble Concepts For Your Home

Aqua Bianca Marble on Steven and Chris on CBC

Posted by Kevin Brooks on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:05 AM

Hey Guys,

Latitude had a busy day today... CITYLINE and STEVEN AND CHRIS in the same morning.

Here is a really sweet island countertop that we did for Stephen and Chris for their "Good, Better, Best" segment.

They took a store bought island, painted it and then added one of my favourite new Marbles (now available).

The GOOD was the white island cabinet; 
the BETTER was adding some paint to the Island; and
BEST was the island with the great marble piece on it.

The Marble is Aqua Bianca and it is so much more refreshing than the typical white marbles you see.

If you want to do something similar and add marble to island countertops or buffet counters, just be sure to think about care and maintenance.

You want to make sure to keep it clean and seal it frequently!!!!

Have a great night,




    • Here is a photo of a work in progress of an Aqua Bianca kitchen countertop that we are doing for an amazing couple in Toronto; Aqua Bianca Marble Kitchen Countertop resized 600

    • Visit STEVEN AND CHRIS Webiste

Topics: Aqua Bianca Marble, Marble countertops, Stephen and Chris, CBC Television, Remnant Marble

Cheryl Torrenueva's Kitchen Makeover on a budget on CITYLINE today

Posted by Kevin Brooks on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 11:00 PM

Are you thinking about doing your own kitchen makeover?

Are you on a budget?   Are you worried about pulling it off? 


Don't worry, there are great tips and tricks that you can use to make your kitchen into a dream space without shedding out thousands and thousands of dollars.  


Designer Cheryl Torrenueva shares tips on how to achieve the perfect DIY reno.  See the clip from this morning's episode of CITYLINE.  


Cheryl turned this poor functioning kitchen into a stunning showpiece.   She came to Latitude to take advantage of our remnant program and got a stunning White Stone countertop to add on top of the existing cabinetry which she painted in a dramatic tone.  Combined with the marble backsplash, the simple updates brought the small kitchen to life and succesfully make the kitchen look like a custom-made masterpice. 

Cheryl gives a number of tips to help you plan your space and save money while doing your reno.

Be sure to watch for the before and after clips of the kitchen in the video!  Believe me, it's well worth waiting the few seconds that CITYLINE makes us wait to see their commercial on the site.



WATCH THE CITYLINE CLIP HERE: Cheryl Torrenueva on Cityline



  • Read some of Cheryl Torrenueva's articles on Ivillage

  • Want to see more about our remnant program? 

 Click here to check out our Remnant Warehouse Now!


Topics: Countertops on CITYLINE, Cheryl Torrenueva on Cityline, Cheryl Torrenueva, Remnat Kitchen countertops

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. 


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.


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 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

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