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Marble, granite and quartz…oh my!

Patra Stone Works specializes in natural stone – marble, granite, limstone,soapstone, travertine, onyx, slate and quartz as well as engineered stone such as Caesarstone, Silestone, Quartz Forms, Geos, Chroma, LG Viatera and Diresco. In other words, there are a lot of options to choose from – and for someone just starting the quest for the perfect countertop material, it may be just a bit overwhelming to know which material to pick for your home.

The main two categories you need to know about are natural stone and engineered stone. Here`s a bit about both:

Natural Stone:

When assessing the affordability of natural stone, consider durability,lifespan, uniqueness and timeless quality. These characteristics make it clear that natural stone is very affordable. Natural stone is available primarily in slabs.Many natural stones are available in different sizes, allowing flexibility in design and patterning. The only limit to the use of natural stone is your imagination.

Engineered Stone:

If you are looking for a uniformed look for your kitchen countertops, granite and marble cannot match the uniformity of engineered stone. No matter how many sheets you will need to make your countertops, they will always match. If you are worried about bacteria or mold in your kitchen, quartz is definitely the way to go. It is nonporous, it is easy to clean, and is stain free which makes it an ideal countertop for your kitchen or bathroom. Engineered stone is also durable, scratch resistant and heat resistant.

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Hello and welcome to our blog!

We love what we do. Creating new countertops from a wide variety of materials – granite, quartz, soapstone, slate, travertine and so on – for homeowners across British Columbia is our passion and we do it well. After all, we believe that we deliver not just gorgeous new materials shaped to highlight that particular home and space, but that it by doing so we deliver joy, satisfaction, and sparkle to each home.

To share with you our stories, our finished projects, our news and special offers, we have now launched this brand new blog. Follow us to learn more about our team, what is happening at Patra Stone Works, and what makes us the best stone fabrication and installation company in BC.

And to start things off, we wanted to share with you one of our recently completed projects that we are oh so proud about. Granite countertops, great design where functionality blends with luxurious finishes – it really is a kitchen where you`d want to linger. Plus we wanted to include here a shout-out to our friends at Kitchen Art Design, a bespoke kitchen cabinetry company that helped to create this amazing result. Enjoy!


Private residence, White Rock, BC, Canada. Countertops by Patra Stone Works Ltd.
Cabinets: Kitchen Art Design

Kitchen of a private residence in White Rock, BC, Canada

Private residence, White Rock, BC, Canada. Countertops by Patra Stone Works Ltd.
Cabinets: Kitchen Art Design